The woods of Ireland are so beautiful in the Autumn/Winter time, they are something we should treasure and value, home to numerous species of plants and animals, so why not get out and talk a walk in your local woods, bring the dog of a walk, get the children to collect the colourful leaves to make a collage, gather moss and cones to make some christmas decorations, enjoy the tranquility and take in the nature all around you. You may also come across some of our built heritage such as walls or bridges. The photographs above show the remains of a walled garden and a beautiful bridge which are also part of our heritage. Many of the woods in Ireland are owned and managed by Coillte. So wrap up warm, wear your rain jacket and explore your local woodland.