Haldon Forest near Exeter. Then he was able to wander for hours without seeing a soul but alas this is no more. For the Forestry Commission have now turned it into a tourist destination, and though it is still a beautiful spot it has lost some of its former tranquility as it is now criss-crossed with popular bike and walking trails. Consequently Mr Lovelygrey has boycotted the place and now favours a different woodland location for his walks.
Although Mr Lovelygrey baulks at the £2 parking charge I'm not too fussed as it seems a fair price to pay for somewhere that can provide enough entertainment for the day for a lively band of primary school boys. For the more flush there's Segway hire and Go Ape, the subject of a former post. And I nearly forgot the Ridge Cafe with it's attractive decked area overlooking the playground where the coffee ain't half bad!