In my downtime, as I posted previously, I like to explore the world via the Internet. This week I stumbled upon a place in England that I really would like to explore. Named Hackfall Wood, a name I have to say is simply inspiring in and of itself, the town (and the surrounding forest) was apparently first mentioned way way back in the Doomsday Book.
This site (http://www.hackfall.org.uk/) contains a wealth of photos and a few pages of history which are excellent sources of inspiration.
For example here are some photos and a few quick thoughts I had:
A group of stalwart adventurers could find this a nice spot to ford this river as they travel across this vast wooded area. The mist that shroud the river hide all manner of evildoers.
This small woodland temple is home to the druids of Rialdvenn and their worship of the wooded deity called Marashalla. At the solstices, druid from all around the realm travel here to show their devotion to their god
Today the area is under the control and safety of a Trust that ensures this place should be around for a long time (they signed a lease for 999 years in the last few decades). When it was originally formed as a garden, extensive work was done to create water falls, fountains and other interesting details (the pretend ruined castle) to entice other rich folks to stop by and visit this wonderful and magical location.