The Iron Age hill fort of Lambert’s Castle is best known for it’s views over the Marshwood Vale. However, if you descend down the northern side of the hill, you enter a thick beech woodland. When the beech trees first burst into leaf around the end of April, this woodland looks completely magical.
I had been waiting for a misty morning so that I could photograph the trees, so when the opportunity arose I took my chance. After walking quite a distance through the woodland I found this spot. It embodied all that I was looking for; fresh leaves fading away through the mist and a rich copper carpet of beech leaves from the autumn before.