Explore the enchanted forest at Runnymede, Surrey

Young boy exploring inside the hollow trunk of the ancient Ankerwycke Yew

The Ankerwycke yew tree, near Runnymede in Surrey, is thought to be the oldest tree looked after by the National Trust. Believed to be around 2,500 years old, if any tree is enchanted, this is the one.

It’s said to have witnessed the events around the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and King Henry VIII’s wooing of Anne Boleyn in the 1530s.

Discover the secrets of the Ankerwycke yew on the park circular walk.