By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane
Scroll down for the full story
In the Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve are the ancient, twisted yews dating back 2,000 years.
Resembling an enchanted forest the trees branches have grown into one another over hundreds of years.
Other tree species in the park include oak, ash, holly and hawthorn.
The elderly Kingley Vale yews are one of the few major stands remaining in Europe, after most were felled in the 14th century for English longbows.
In 1472 the English government enforced a “yew tax” of four “bowestaffs” of every cask of wine unloaded at an English harbour.
This incentive sparked a rush for ancient yew trees across Europe, destroying the forests, making Kingley Vale Reserve one of Europe's most impressive yew forests.
What also makes the nature reserve unique is the diverse and interesting heritage linking to the bronze and iron age and the remains of a Romano-Celtic temple.