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Location types

From wooded valleys to rocky mountains and great open spaces, our forests and woodlands provide filmakers with a fantastic range of locations.

BEECHWOOD WITH STREAM IN THE NEW FOREST. NEW FOREST FDRobin Hood Country:

Mature mixtures of Broadleaf Forest often with lower storey undergrowth. Even better if found with a watercourse of some description running through it. Big trees are also potentially useful.

redwoodBig Country:

Forest types are predominently coniferous, and may on a small scale, pass for a North American scene. The landscape would include Redwood Groves and mature Douglas Fir crops.


RESTOCKED AREA IN GLEN FINART. ARGYLL FP. C AND T FDRocky Mountain Country:

These locations are predominantly set from viewpoints or high level forest roads with views onto or out of the forest. Sweeping forest scapes with mountains beyond, or steep conifer hillsides.

BourneGreat Escape Country:

This type of landscape is great for the film makers who are looking for an Eastern European type of forest, with often dense or extensive mature or semi-mature pine or Spruce Forest.

Beechwoods Near Wendover. Chilterns Fd.Riding Country:

These landscapes are typically mature or open broadleaf forest, often consisting of Beech trees. They have little or no ground vegetation, which enables good for allowing free and open movement within the trees.

Looking Into The Lledr Valley From The A5 South Of Bet-Y-Coed. Llanwrst Fd.Wilderness or Back Country:

These landscapes consist of wooded valleys with open stream sides. Along with rocky outcrops in the forest or often swampy ends of ponds and lakes. Marshy or boggy areas amongst trees.

Caledonian Pine Cleared Of Exotic Conifers In Glenmore Forest Park. Inverness FdScience Fiction or Battle Landscapes:

Devastated areas, of fire sites, windblow, recently harvested and cleared areas. Quarries, rocky outcrops, deeply rutted, muddy rides. Weird or spooky or unnatural looking forest areas, including old yew trees. Anything which could be enhanced to pass as jungle.

cottage in fieldOther Features:

Anything man made in the forest environment. For example, buildings, (old partially derelict buildings in rural locations are often sought) yards, barns, bridges, tunnels, dams, gravel roads and fire towers. 

Last updated: 16th March 2016

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.