A stream running through Harridge Woods Nature Reserve near Oakhill, Somerset. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Harridge Woods, Somerset

Harridge Leat

Harridge Woods near Oakhill, Somerset, has a long association with coal mining. Nowadays the wood is a nature reserve and an important home for bats but it still contains remnants of its working past, including a waterfall which is fed by the leat that runs through the woods in these scene. Nature is reclaiming the wood's man-made features, enveloping them in moss and blurring the lines between where human intervention ends and nature begins.

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