Viewpoints from your doorstep: 4. Homewood Park
Welcome to the seventh in a series of pictorial guides showcasing Warden Mike’s top ten favourite viewpoints, all selected from our ‘Greenspace on your doorstep’ directory.
Number 4: Homewood Park in Surrey
Did you know…?
After the Dutch navy invaded England in 1667, King Charles II gave permission to chop down any tree in the realm in order to build the world’s biggest navy. Oak trees such as the ones now growing in Homewood Park were ‘harvested’. Only parish boundary oaks were spared. It took 2,000 oaks and 150 elms to build one man-o-war!
Picture credits: small copper © Eddy Van 3000