WYRE Forest is one of the most 'Instagrammable' forests in the country, a new list has revealed.

In the last year, there has been a record 296 million visits to the nation's forests.

Since the pandemic, many have embraced the great outdoors, whether that be through dog-walking, running, or enjoying the fresh air and natural landscape.

ClearitWaste.co.uk decided to find out which forest is the most 'Instagrammable' from a seed list of the UK’s most famous forests.

Wyre Forest was ranked 9th in the list, with 32,200.

Earlier this year, the forest was announced as the largest native woodland in England - the size of around 1700 football pitches.

Wyre Forest features a diverse array of habitats from forest to open grassland meadows, old orchards and areas of scrub, to steep-sided valleys, created by geological faults.

It is home to a vast array of wildlife including protected mammals, reptiles and birds. Its butterfly and moth populations are significant, with 58 per cent of the UK’s butterfly species recorded here.

The New Forest is the most 'Instagrammed' forest in the UK with 971,000 Instagram hashtags, which is one of the largest unenclosed areas of forests.

Another well-known forest making the top 10 most 'Instagrammable' forests is The Forest of Dean with 295,000 Instagram hashtags. Located in the picturesque Cotswolds county of Gloucestershire, this forest’s history spans the ages, from medieval to Tudor.

In third position is Sherwood Forest, the famous dwelling of English Folklore Hero/Outlaw Robin Hood. Perhaps most notorious of all the forests in the research, many have taken the opportunity to photograph their visits with 167,000 Instagram hashtags.

In fourth position, is the ancient woodland of Epping in Essex with 144,000 Instagram hashtags.

Following on, is Ashdown Forest in Sussex with 58,600 Instagram hashtags. The forest was the inspiration behind one of the world’s most loved children’s stories, The Adventures Of Winnie-The-Pooh.