What you'll do
We'll experience a guided hike through the forest with dogs: We'll explore some of the trails in the Yalova Forest, discovering interesting facts about forest trees and their interactions, how the forest maintains itself and learn about beneficial plants and fruits which can be collected from native woodland. The terrain is varied, with streams and waterfalls, and panoramic views of the lake or across the sea of Marmara to Istanbul and beyond. Our destination is a local family-run restaurant located deep in the forest beside a river, serving locally produced food. The forest itself is native broadleaf woodland. It's a magical place, and I will open your eyes to many of its charms as we pass along it. I'm a graduate of Geography, Biology, and Landscape, and have worked in Landscape design and management for almost 40 years - I am passionate about trees!
Walking sticks (Hazel)
I'm a Garden Designer and I live in a forest, so this is my opportunity to share a passion and knowledge of trees and my local forest ecology. We'll walk through some lovely places, see some majestic trees, and listen to the sounds of the forest. As well as being passionate about trees, their well-being, and their future, we can discuss how better to use trees for the benefit of people and for the future of the planet. Also Forestry management and how those processes create the landscapes we enjoy.
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Where you'll be
Our hike will take us along a variety of trails, some of them narrow horse-trails, some of them fire-break tractor-roads, as well as "off-piste" walking onto the forest floor to explore the wild flowers, mosses and other wild herbs. The trees we'll get to know while walking through them, include majestic trees such as Hornbeam, Linden, Oak, Chestnut, Beech, as well as other native shrubs such as Hazelnut, Strawberry tree (Arbutus) Cistus, Thyme
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
If you don't have transport, we can pick-up from the Yalova fast ferryboat terminal. There will be tea/coffee available on arrival. You can fill up your water bottles from our natural spring water
Hike in Yalova Forest with dogs
£38 per person
£38 per person