It’s the season when the sheep are safely gathered in and the wood burner is piled high with kindling.
Hareley Farm has a subtle beauty at this time of year.
The barn is filled with hay for the months ahead and the sheep scanner will soon be letting us know how many lambs we can expect in the Spring.
This is a great opportunity to take a scenic drive or to walk in the grounds of the National Trust properties at Brockhampton, Berrington Hall and Croft Castle, followed by a pub lunch in one of the many black-and-white inns. The shyer wildlife is easier to spot at this time of year, including wild birds like the Green Woodpecker and Nuthatch.