I went for a pootle through the woods yesterday, with the sole intention of getting some photographs of a place up on the ridge where I expected there to be a grand display of Fly Agaric toadstools (there were none there.. )
So I popped out onto the open moor at the other side of the woods for a couple of shots of the sunset.. (it was too cloudy)
A ruin in the woods.. very Indiana Jones
Looking back to a branch down over the trail at Heavens gate.. As you drop down towards bridge too far from the Hisley Bridge climb, just past the first fast, long, sweeping right hander is a big boulder with quite a narrow squeeze to get past it..
This hefty branch is directly over that narrow gap.. I know some people riding up there are capable of taking that corner at quite a pace, so look out for the tree!!
On a similar note does this tree on the climb out of Hisley give anyone else the fear..? there's a couple of them looming over the path, just where there appears to be frequent landslips, there was another new landslip just out of shot.. these trees are massively tall, and lean noticeably toward the valley floor.. could they come down any time soon or are they old warriors..?
The thing about MTB in the south of England, is that there's no rocks..
This looked promising for a spectacular sunset, but it was clouding over fast, and I was getting too cold to hang around..