Semitropical Yakushima Island in Japan (above) is home to some of the world’s oldest trees. Visit its forest reserve and other stunning examples such as Germany’s Black Forest and England’s Sherwood Forest to hike, or simply gaze in awe at nature. Photo: Shutterstock
Semitropical Yakushima Island in Japan (above) is home to some of the world’s oldest trees. Visit its forest reserve and other stunning examples such as Germany’s Black Forest and England’s Sherwood Forest to hike, or simply gaze in awe at nature. Photo: Shutterstock
Tourism

7 of the world’s best forest reserves to visit, from Germany’s Black Forest to Japan’s Yakushima Island to England’s Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood country

  • The recent COP27 UN climate change summit saw 26 nations commit to reversing forest loss. Their forests are both life-support systems and tourist attractions
  • From the UK’s Sherwood Forest to Yakushima in Japan to tree-covered Finland, what to do and see in seven of the world’s most beautiful forest reserves

Semitropical Yakushima Island in Japan (above) is home to some of the world’s oldest trees. Visit its forest reserve and other stunning examples such as Germany’s Black Forest and England’s Sherwood Forest to hike, or simply gaze in awe at nature. Photo: Shutterstock
Semitropical Yakushima Island in Japan (above) is home to some of the world’s oldest trees. Visit its forest reserve and other stunning examples such as Germany’s Black Forest and England’s Sherwood Forest to hike, or simply gaze in awe at nature. Photo: Shutterstock
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