Gorse Plantation

The Gorse Plantation is a small patch of private woodland on Priors Hill above Wells in Somerset.  This time of year it has a carpet of bluebells

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7994

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7994

A dry-stone wall runs alongside the wood.  The wall has seen better days, but I was happy to see walls nearby being repaired.

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_8004

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_8004

The UK met office said that this morning was going to be sunny.  I was up at 6am hoping to catch the sunrise shining through the wood.  Instead Wells was under a blanket of cloud – the met office forecasts have been very poor recently.

Needing shutters speeds in excess of one second to get enough light into the camera I was grateful for the lack of wind.  Unfortunately, this poor light created a pretty flat landscape.

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7884

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7884

This is a private woodland and I do not know the farmer.  So I could only take pictures from the bridleway that runs alongside the wood.  For a wood this beautiful that is all the access you need.

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7987

Bluebells in the Gorse Plantation – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7987

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