You know how the story goes, this bloke says "I know where there's loads of them monkey puzzle things..." and a little while later you are driving around muddy gravel tracks thinking..."another wild goose chase" and then suddenly....
Looking out of the side window of the car and about to go home you see them, and for those of us who "like that kind of thing" its a pretty impressive site, sad but there you go.
At a secret location we discovered a plantation of monkey puzzle trees, they look to be around the 100 year old mark and they must have been planted by the estates owner at some point in time. The stand or plantation is on a raised area surrounded by pasture and it has to be said the drive and the associated hassle of finding them was forgotten in an instant, they are quite simply fabulous.
Before anyone asks, no, I am not going to tell you where they are and yes, I have asked for any windthrow they might get.
Here are the photos, the gps references have of course been removed so don't bother trying.