The 24 most Instagrammed UK forests you’ll want to visit right now

Including the Forest of Dean and the New Forest...

Forest of Dean
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If you love nothing more than taking a walk through an enchanting forest, then listen up. The UK’s most Instagrammed forests have been revealed, providing you with lots of inspiration for your countryside ramblings.

The data was compiled by , operator of six holiday resorts based in the UK, by analysing hashtags used on . They then ranked the forests in order of popularity from one to 25.

The New Forest was found to be the most Instagrammed forest in the UK, with a combined total of 452,854 uses of the hashtags #thenewforest and #newforest. In second place is The Royal Forest of Dean, with 102,955 uses of #forestofdean, while Robin Hood’s favourite Sherwood Forest garnered 98,672 uses of #sherwoodforest.

Only one of Scotland’s forests, Galloway Forest, made it into the top 25, while two forests in Northern Ireland made the list, Tollymore Forest Park and Castlewellan Forest Park. But it seems England’s forests are most popular on the social media site as the entire top 10 comprises English forests. Scroll down to find out the complete top 25...

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1 The New Forest, Hampshire, England

A post shared by (@viks_travel_health) on

#newforest was used 435,529 times.

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2 Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England

A post shared by (@jusepmorenophotography) on

#sherwoodforest was used 98,672 times.

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3 Epping Forest, Essex, England

A post shared by (@shadz_ig) on

#eppingforest was used 53,215 times.

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4 Hamsterley Forest, County Durham, England

A post shared by (@stephen_dunn1980) on

#hamsterleyforest was used 27,193 times.

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5 Delamere Forest, Cheshire, England

A post shared by (@pauldowney.photography) on

#delamereforest was used 26,744 times.

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6 Dalby Forest, Yorkshire, England

A post shared by (@photographyaandb) on

#dalbyforest was used 24,466 times.

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7 Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England

A post shared by (@lloydlanephotography) on

#ashdownforest was used 22,505 times.

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8 Thetford Forest, Norfolk/ Suffolk, England

A post shared by (@travellerinyellow) on

#thetfordforest was used 17,966 times.

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9 Swinley Forest, Surrey, England

A post shared by (@msbravocado) on

#swinleyforest was used 13,158 times.

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10 Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, England

A post shared by (@igersworcestershire) on

#wyreforest was used 10,214 times.

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11 Haldon Forest, Devon, England

A post shared by (@harveyhamthelab) on

#haldonforest was used 8,872 times.

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12 Burnham Beeches Forest, Buckinghamshire, England

A post shared by (@chrisdayphoto) on

#burnhambeeches was used 7,821 times.

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13 Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland

A post shared by (@dantyartphotography) on

#tollymoreforestpark was used 7,237 times.

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14 Grizedale Forest, Lake District, England

A post shared by (@sasha.thewolfdog) on

#grizedaleforest was used 7,139 times.

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15 Gisburn Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England

A post shared by (@yorkshire_womble) on

#gisburnforest was used 7,111 times.

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16 Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire, England

A post shared by (@edu_lahoz) on

#salceyforest was used 6,684 times.

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17 Hatfield Forest, Essex, England

A post shared by (@thecleantribe) on

#hatfieldforest was used 6,175 times.

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18 Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire, England

A post shared by (@silvavex) on

#macclesfieldforest was used 5,885 times.

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19 Kielder Forest, Northumberland, England

A post shared by (@northumbrianreiver) on

#kielderforest was used 5,658 times.

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20 Whinlatter Forest, Lake District, England

A post shared by (@lake.district) on

#whinlatterforest was used 4,503 times.

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21 Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Dorset, England

A post shared by (@genuinebritain) on

#moorsvalleycountrypark was used 3,276 times.

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22 Friston Forest, Sussex, England

A post shared by (@amancalledlee) on

#fristonforest was used 3,240 times.

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23 Castlewellan Forest Park, Northern Ireland

A post shared by (@meadbh.ni.ir) on

#castlewellanforestpark was used 3,119 times.

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24 Galloway Forest, Dumfires & Galloway, Scotland

A post shared by (@visitscotland) on

#gallowayforest was used 2,867 times.

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