In the south a remnant of ancient forest is preserved as public ground under the name of Burnham Beeches.
The ancient forest has disappeared, but its edge is still marked on the map.
According to tradition, a ferocious boar had its lair in the ancient forest of Rookwoode.
In the deep, damp silence of the ancient forest you could not hear a sound.
Much of the surface of both Lewis and Harris is composed of peat and swamp; there are scanty fragments of an ancient forest.
This is half the secret of the spell of the night, of the mystery of the sea, and the enchantment of an ancient forest.
I asked, somewhat nonplussed to find the site of an ancient forest so bare and desolate.
These larger mounds are the work of many birds, through many years, and their firm sides are covered by ancient forest growth.
Like the dim awfulness of an ancient forest, its very atmosphere would have incited them to prayer.
Above the stars shone serenely; and all about stood the trees of the ancient forest.