Things to see & do
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Leaves crunch satisfyingly underfoot and golden tones saturate the woodland of oak, chestnut and beech. Take in the autumnal beauty and be inspired on a country walk this month.
Wrap up warm to gaze at the stars; the clear dark skies at Black Down are ideal. The bountiful cotchet valley attracts flocks of redwing and fieldfare that feast on the berries.
Along the ridge and near ponds you may see crossbills and the rarer parrot crossbill or you may catch sight of a great grey shrike on the western side of the ridge.