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Autumn in Hidden Wiltshire

We are now deep into the Autumn season and over the next two weeks the leaves will be at their colourful best, before they fall to the ground.

We all know of the famous sites like Stourhead and Westonbirt, but you have to pay to enter these places and brave the crowds. But there are plenty of other wonderful places in Wiltshire to see Autumn colour, and exotic fungi - all of which are free to enter and far from the madding crowd.

A particular favourite of mine is Biss Wood, and the adjoining woodland of Green Lane Wood. One corner of Biss Wood is full of field maple and dogwood trees, showing orange yellow and red leaves and this little woodland on the outskirts of Trowbridge has been featured in the The Times newspaper this year.

Green Lane Wood

Another place worthy of a visit is Savernake Forest near Marlborough. I am seeing some wonderful images on instagram this year. If you are over that way, West Wood near Lockeridge looks fabulous in early November and is full of a variety of fungi which are always fun to hunt and photograph.

Green Lane Wood

Wherever you choose to go, this is a wonderful time of year to get out in the Wiltshire countryside and see the changing landscape, breathe the moist air, and see the misty hillsides and colourful leaves.


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