After a long stretch of boring winter weather the day dawned with some interesting mist and hoar frost on the trees. I spent a while working out which location would provide me with trees that would separate out from the landscape but also provide diminishing layers. Skipwith Common got my vote.
In the past couple of months I have visited Skipwith common a few times. My original intention was to take some autumnal photographs but there is such an abundance and variety of trees that I have returned to explore further. The Common is one of the last remaining areas of northern lowland heath in England and there are 270ha of open heath, ponds and marshland. Skipwith Common’s heathland has stayed almost the same for thousands of years – with evidence of its use by man for at least 4000 years.