Where’s a better place to go during Autumn, than somewhere with a tonne of trees? Those were my thoughts when trying to find the next local spot to explore with Pepper recently. I finally settled on Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Frith Wood Nature Reserve, near Stroud, and headed over first thing.
After a pleasant drive along country roads, we hopped out of the car and headed up to the woodland.
The first thing that struck me about Frith Wood was how stunning it was. The floor was completely carpeted in crunchy, fallen leaves and the surrounding trees that weren’t bare were bright with greens, yellows and oranges!
We made our way along the trodden footpaths, snaking deep in to the beautiful woodland.
Although Storm Brian was blowing heavily, it felt quite sheltered; although Pepper wasn’t a massive fan of all the rustling noises! That didn’t stop her running in and amongst the trees, playing with the leaves and fetching her ball.
When the rain started to descend, we trampled back to the car. But not before Peps had one final run around.
If you’re looking to find amazing Fall colours in Gloucestershire, Frith Wood is the place to go. Being a nature reserve, it’s free to go in and there’s plenty of parking near by. Plus, as I’m sure you can tell, it’s absolutely beautiful.
Pepper and I had a lovely walk but both enjoyed getting back home and collapsing by the cosy fire.
After a restful evening, we visited Symonds Yat the next day for another Autumn outing; see the photos here.