Circumnavigating Soudley Ponds, in the Forest of Dean, through a carpet of gold before the winter frost sets in.
Stopped off for a warming bowl of soup at the Forest Heritage Centre Cafe. If your ever down this way I can recommend the cafe. Too many rural facilities have been lost - it's important to use them rather than loose them.
A few yards on from the centre is the entrance to the Bradley Hill Trail, follow the green waysigns, some parts are slightly challenging but a picturesque ramble.