Beacon Hill Woods
Near Shepton Mallet in Somerset these woods are looked after by the Beacon Hill Society along with the Woodland Trust. Obviously, they do a great job as it is a wonderful place. To me it is at its best in autumn when the early morning light illuminates the golden beach leaves.
In November the dawn sun cuts across the lower edge of the wood and pours into the bottom corner. To reach this spot follow the track south from the car park and carefully drop down the steep bank.
The small boundary stones get the best of the first light.
The light reaches deep into the wood.
The woodland floor is covered in golden leaves that shine bright in the dawn light. A chance to make some long shadows!
As the day gets underway the sun reaches the top of the trees in the main part of the wood.
Cutting deep into the wood.
Careful where you put your feet to avoid the numerous clumps of toadstools.
At its heart is this large standing stone.
The woods sit at the top of a hill that look out around the Somerset countryside.