At this time of the year much of the bracken in the forest has died away and it is possible to get closer to the old oak trees. Some of the lines, colours and textures in the bark and exposed wood are terrific and great to photograph.
These are some of the close-up studies:
Then stepping a little further back for some portraits of the trees:
On the way back to the car I took advantage of the low afternoon sun for some final shots of the day: