No, not the Sondheim musical that cleverly combines plots from fairy tales by Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. And neither the book by John Yorke that explores ‘How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them’. Though I recommend both of those. No, I mean Tyrrels Wood.
Tyrrels Wood, two miles south of Long Stratton (a tiny town that straddles the old Roman road to London, now the A140) was first recorded in 1251. Today it belongs to the Woodland Trust and is open to all.
I visited the woods back in September. Too early for fungi, though I did find some. And too early for autumnal colours. If time permits I’ll visit again, perhaps in November.