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.
Return to My Trees charts Matthew Yeoman’s attempt to walk more than 300 miles through the ancient forest of Wales and tells the stories of the places he passes through, while pondering the question: how do humans reconnect with nature?
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