Its has always been a dream of mine to have quiet place to photograph our native Fauna & flora and in March this year (2015) I got the chance to purchase a small 3 acre plot in Handcross ,West Sussex.
I have been looking for around 3 years and with the money I had set aside dwindling away it came just in time.
Previous woods I had looked at where either too far from a main road or to dark in the winter months, so with a lot of work I have set about transforming the site.
Millers wood is classified as PAWS , plantation on ancient woodland and was coppiced (Sweet chestnut) about 30 years ago, all the ancient oaks where removed and the wood was planted with beech,oak and larch with a scattering of other trees such as Holly and the odd wild cherry.
The area had not been touched since and the local farmer was using the whole area as a shoot for pheasants.