I write often about my wanderings in my local woodlands so I thought I’d share one of my walks in a series of landscape images. There are, in fact, several separate areas of woodland, sandwiched together, and this is just one of them, a combination of ancient woodland and a newer area of trees planted to mark the turn of the millennium. Not surprisingly, the ancient part has many huge old trees, is cool and dark in the summer when their foliage shades the paths. Above, along the plateau at the top of the hill, is the millennium woodland with its wide open rides and small meadows. This area has more wildflowers and is where I look for butterflies, dragonflies and other insects. Often, I don’t see a single soul when I walk here, which, for me, just adds to the attraction – it’s my own little piece of paradise.