14 Magnificent Tree Tunnels

Love you, nature.

1. Tunnel Of Love, Kleven, Ukraine.

Photo by Oleg Gordienko.

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This luscious green tunnel provides passage for a private train that provides wood to a local factory.

In addition to serving as a train route, the tunnel is used by lovers to make a wish – it is said that if they are sincere in their love, their wishes will come true.

2. Jacarandas Walk, South Africa.

In Johannesburg, where the Jacaranda trees explode into full blossom every October.

3. Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont.

The thick forest in this mountainous part of America once provided cover for smugglers - hence the name.

4. Yew Tree Tunnel, Carmarthenshire.

This unique natural feature, found in the grounds Aberglasney House, is thought to have been planted by the Dyer family during the eighteenth century.

5. Dark Hedges, County Antrim.

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century, and is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.

6. Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana.

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, this canopied path is created by a double row of live oaks that was planted in the early 18th century, long before the present house was built.

7. Mendocino County, California.

Monterey pines abound in this lush stretch of the North Californian coast.

8. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Tokyo.

Around 65,000 gingkoes line the streets of Tokyo; they are known as “the bearer of hope”, since some of them survived the bombing of Hiroshima. This tree tunnel is located in the outer garden of Meiji Shrine.

9. Wisteria Tunnel, Tochigi, Japan.

Once Japan’s cherry blossom season ends, wisteria takes over - and the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi is one of the best places to admire different varieties of wisteria.

10. Bamboo Path, Kyoto.

This pathway is 500m long, and runs through the Sagano Forest, one of Japan’s most beautiful bamboo forests.

11. Ashdown Forest, West Sussex.

Much of the tree cover in the South Downs area was razed thousands of years ago, but some thickly-wooded areas remain. Photo by Colin Michaelis.

12. Gormanston, County Meath.

This stunning scene can be found in the Irish village of Gormanston, near the mouth of the River Delvin and the northern border of County Dublin. Photo by Jacco.

13. Sena De Luna, Spain.

A small Spanish village in the province of Castile and León, Sena De Luna is home to around 450 people.

14. Point Reyes, California.

Bishop pine, Douglas fir and coast redwood are all to be found in this atmospheric part of the Pacific coast.

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