Saturday, May 14, 2005

And not forgetting Cheddar Wood

I had to get a permit for this. Not great numbers of rare plants but one absolute gem that is a speciality of Mendip woodland (Purple Gromwell) and just a great place to spend a day looking and enjoying the fantastic atmosphere and swaths of Wild Garlic, Euphorbia and much more.

It's one of our best preserved "ancient woodlands" - not untouched by man at all - but not interfered with since the modern mechanised era dawned. In fact it was regularly coppiced up until 1017 it is thought.

Permit required - it's a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve.

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