Exploring Hollesley Common

Autumn has arrived, and as much as I dislike the seasonal shift mentally, it’s always great for photography, especially when it comes to a stroll in the woods or local heathland. 

Upper Hollesley Common is boarded by a Forestry Commission plantation, self-seeded pines and an airbase. In 2006, an archaeological survey revealed the existence of numerous rare earthworks on the Common. It’s great for birdwatching and a great place to escape and take in everything that nature has to offer.

Suffolk offers a wide range of locations where you can take in the beautiful autumn tones. I’m blessed to live within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Designated in 1970, the AONB covers 403 square kilometres and, as you have seen from my photography, offers an ever-changing landscape. Everything from low-lying coasts of shingle and sand to ancient woodland, forests and heaths.

I’m still getting to grips with this style of photography, but it’s a lot of fun and always a challenge, even more so when the place feels so new still. It was a great couple of hours spent on a misty Monday morning, and I’m looking forward to exploring more of what autumn has to offer.

All images shot with a Nikon Z6ii & Nikon Z 24-70mm f4 S Lens.

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