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After the last ice age 10,000 years ago, forests covered this area. About 7,000 years ago the climate changed and got wetter so peat began to form. In some places, the preserved remains of trees can still be found under the peat.

After the last ice age 10,000 years ago, forests covered this area. About 7,000 years ago the climate changed and got wetter so peat began to form. In some places, the preserved remains of trees can still be found under the peat.

This tree starred alongside Kevin Costner in 90s classic Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, and well loved by locals and visitors alike

This tree starred alongside Kevin Costner in 90s classic Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, and well loved by locals and visitors alike

Cragside, in Northumberland, was built by Lord Armstrong in 1863 and he used lakes on the estate to generate electricity through a turbine.

151-year-old house was world's first to be lit using hydroelectricity

Cragside, in Northumberland, was built by Lord Armstrong in 1863 and he used lakes on the estate to generate electricity through a turbine.

This Rowan tree must have one of the best views in Yorkshire, perched atop Castle Rock

This Rowan tree must have one of the best views in Yorkshire, perched atop Castle Rock

Clootie Tree- or Rag Bush. Ireland. Mainly an Irish Traveller (gypsy) tradition. Rags are placed in the belief that if a piece of clothing from someone who is ill, or has a problem of any kind, is hung from the tree, the problem or illness will disappear as the rag rots away. And- sometimes the rag represents a wish or aspiration which will come to pass as the rag rots.

Clootie Tree- or Rag Bush. Ireland. Mainly an Irish Traveller (gypsy) tradition. Rags are placed in the belief that if a piece of clothing from someone who is ill, or has a problem of any kind, is hung from the tree, the problem or illness will disappear as the rag rots away. And- sometimes the rag represents a wish or aspiration which will come to pass as the rag rots.

Worker climbing Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) tree in Cragside, near Rothbury, Northumberland. The Scots pine is 131ft (40m) tall, the largest recorded UK example | Published: 2 June 2014

Cragside Scots pine tree is 'tallest of its kind' in UK

Worker climbing Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) tree in Cragside, near Rothbury, Northumberland. The Scots pine is 131ft (40m) tall, the largest recorded UK example | Published: 2 June 2014

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