Forgive me for going back to Beacon Hill Wood – its simply the best wood for autumn colour in this part of Somerset.
This ancient beech woodland runs along the ridge of the Mendip Hills above Shepton Mallet.
Its a fascinating wood to visit. Full of bumps and hollows, old quarry pits, roman roads, earth banks, huge water pipes, ponds, deeply ploughed ridges, a tall standing stone, lots of fungi and views across Somerset.
This time of year the hollows of the woodland floor are full of golden beech leaves, while the ridges and old stumps are covered in moss, fungi and lichen.
Fungi are easy to find but most have been nibbled.
Fallen leaves rest on moss moss covering the ridges created by deep ploughing during the 1950s.
Still, lots more earth balls to find.