Had a proper day off today . . . I went and explored some woods in Hertfordshire with my mate Gary.
and of course, like the honourable chavs/bushcrafters we are, had our fire.
We went to Home Woods & Northhaw Woods both near Cuffley. I spotted this massive pile of fresh butts near the car park at Northhaw - mainly birch and oak.
I think this was the home of some elves . . .
and this beautiful "green tunnel" is framed on the left by hornbeam pollards marking an ancient boundary.
It's suddenly got cold tonight so I lit the fire. I think it's birch, sycamore, *strawberry and ash.
*Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree. I got some a couple of years ago but it was too skinny and cranky to be much use apart from firewood.