Long Wood is an ancient woodland valley high up in the Mendip Hills. In spring there are spectacular carpets of bluebells and wild garlic. Just outside the wood is a bank rich in orchids.
Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve is a wooded site cut by two valleys. Its woodland glades are ideal for ferns, fungi and wild flowers - but it is best visited for its autumn colour.
The Woodland Trust's Beacon Hill site is on the ridge of Mendip highway in the east of Mendip. The numerous beech trees create golden autumn colours as the morning light shines through the south facing slopes of the wood.
King's Castle Wood
Bluebells in the recently cleared hazel coppice, and paths through autumn colours up to the an ancient iron age hill fort on the outskirts of Wells.
Scattered across Somerset are many other pockets of woodland which provide year round interest and colour.