Beacon Hill Wood
Beacon Hill Woods above Shepton Mallet is a Woodland Trust wood and is the best local wood for autumn colour. Its an interesting wood with a long history. It has some bluebells which I will try to find next spring.
Some of the best parts of the wood are just next to the entrance from the car park. I have photographed this stack of rotting logs several times, each time hoping to bring something different to the view. They usually all look very similar.
Dropping down the steep bank by the ancient Fosse Way is an area of the wood that is a sea of leaves and gets the first of the sun as it rises over the neighbouring fields.
In the middle of the wood is a carpet of leaves.