Forgotten boot-shaped home found hidden in woods likened to nursery rhyme

The unique find by urban explorers has parallels to the nursery rhyme about the old woman who lived in a shoe – the property was found at the bottom of a cliff

A boot-shaped house hidden deep inside UK woods has been found which appears to have been forgotten for decades. The unique find by urban explorers has parallels to the nursery rhyme about the old woman who lived in a shoe. Leaves and vines have begun climbing the walls of the tiny, moss-covered property, amazing pictures show.

The stone shape of the boot looks perfectly preserved, while its wooden roof has certainly seen better days. Explorers were able to see that some of the structure has collapsed, making it an unsafe place to play or live, The Daily Star reports. The Abandoned UK Facebook page claim a woman once lived inside the home in the 50s.

In a Facebook post, the explorers explained: “This took some finding but we did it, so after walking through the woods for ages trying to find the boot we finally saw it at the bottom of a steep cliff. “We eventually made it down in one piece almost like rock climbing at some stages. Apparently, a woman lived in the boot in the 1950s.

“Although there isn’t anything stating this just stuff we have read online. “Kids used to play on the boot in the 70’s & 80’s as well, this is definitely something different and the detail that went into making it. The small video below hope you enjoy it.” The story of the woman living inside the obscure home reminded fans of the nursery rhyme of the woman who lived in a shoe.

One user said: “Is this where the “there was an Old woman who lives in a shoe” tale from childhood comes from?” Another wrote: “I wonder if she had so many children, she didn’t know what to do! Great find really love it.” A third added: “That is absolutely amazing .. would be tough living in that though.”

A fourth said: “Her landlord must have gave her the boot so she lived in this.” The poem of The Little Old Woman who lived in a Shoe originated in 1794, written by Mother Goose but has changed over the years, according to the American Literature website. Abandoned UK’s urban explorers never give out locations of their finds to protect them from vandalism.