Reigate Heath, Surrey: Found on the outskirts of London and one of the world’s busiest roads (the M25), it may come as a surprise to many to learn there is an abundance of green spaces in Surrey. One of those green spaces is the beautiful Reigate Heath.
Reigate Heath, Surrey: The early morning mist lingers to the outskirts out of the woods.
Reigate Heath, Surrey: The bracken is thick in this part of Reigate Heath, the yellows and orange contrast with the silver birch beautifully.
Reigate Heath, Surrey: This old and dead tree immediately stood out to me as a great contrast against the backdrop of a completely shrouded fairway. I was alone on the heath for an hour or so, as the fog started to lift, the greenkeepers emerged and started preparing the course for another day of golf.
A bunker lies empty, devoid of use this early in the morning. The mist is hugging the trees and the occupants of this beautiful cottage at the edge of the golf course were yet to stir. Getting up before the dawn has its advantages.
Reigate Heath, Surrey
The thing about the trees which grow in the woods is that they always striving. They need to strive for sunlight, they will tie themselves in knots and twist this way and that way, yet they always strive to grow higher, to reach the most sunlight possible.
“And the tree was happy” ― Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree. A happy woodland helps the wider ecosystem.
“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” ― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle I can’t agree with this quote, can you? Autumn mist is beautiful, fresh, crisp, magical and vibrant.
Reigate Heath, Surrey: The sunrise bursts through the lingering mist and illuminates the woods of Reigate Heath.