Whatever the weather and whatever the time of year, step into a pine forest and there is a strange sense of eerie calm. Soft and cool on a summer’s day the blanket of dead needles make a comfortable, dry seat in a winter storm. Find a young, dense plantation and it is downright cosy.
Then there’s the smell….hmmmm..
They’re even better when you can hear the rush of the sea just beyond, like Holkam Bay in Norfolk.