A Year in the South Chilterns

Autumn comes to Stoke Row

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One of the loveliest places in Autumn is the approach to Stoke Row from Highmoor. I always feel proud when I drive up the hill into Stoke Row on this road. In Autumn the beech woods are at their best with glorious luminescent yellows and a carpet of red-orange leaves. It is however hard to photograph because the road emerges from a deep valley and the sun only reaches the valley bottom in the middle of the day. This photograph was taken around midday when the woods are fully illuminated. I am very lucky to live in such a beautiful area of the country