Return to My Trees: Notes from the Welsh Woodlands (Hardback)
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Return to My Trees: Notes from the Welsh Woodlands (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 15/09/2022
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When and how did we humans lose our connection with nature – and how do we find it again?

Matthew Yeomans seeks to answer these questions as he walks more than 300 miles through the ancient and modern forests of Wales, losing himself in their stories (and on the odd unexpected diversion, too).

Return to My Trees weaves together history and folklore with tales of industrial progress and decay. On his journey, he visits landmarks that once were home to ancient Druids, early Celtic saints, Norman Lords and the great mining communities that reshaped Wales. He becomes immersed in the woodlands that inspired the country’s great legends. At one point he even stumbles upon a herd of television-watching cows.

As Yeomans walks, he reflects on these woods’ uncertain future, his own relationship with nature and the global problems we need to solve if humans are to truly make peace with the natural world. from tree-planting in ways that are actually beneficial to the environment and local communities to embedding the value of nature into our financial and economic systems.

The result is a fascinating and funny adventure that offers insight into the past, present and future of Wales’s woodlands and shows what the rest of the world can learn from them.

Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9781915279149
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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“important”

Yeoman's descriptions of welsh landscape and folklore are both enchanting and urgent - a wonderful resource for revitalising long-suppressed welsh history and a touching reminder that nature is a great source of... More

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“A wonderful journey through Wales”

I was lucky to get an early copy of Return To My Trees and I found myself firmly along for the ride as Yeomans documents his travels through the rural forests of the Welsh countryside. This book paints a beautiful... More

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“Evocative”

Walk with Matthew yeoman as he explores rural Wales, the natural world and reflects on the lockdowns and mental health. His writing is beautiful and inspiring.
You will learn about Welsh myth, legend and folklaw as... More

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