Savernake Forest near Marlborough in Wiltshire is a large, privately owned, area of ancient woodland that is open to the public 364 days of the year (the single annual day of closure allows the owners to retain the property). The forest car park is at the Marlborough end of the forest, to the west, where the woodland is dominated by oak trees, including many of impressive size and age. The eastern end, which is closer to me, is dominated by beech. In the autumn, the massed beech trees put on an incredibly vibrant display, seen here framing a forest road.
Red and Gold (Savernake)
oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm