OCTOBER IN THE COUNTRY
PICTURES WILDLIFE PEOPLE & PLACES COUNTRY KNOW-HOW FOOD
RAY OF LIGHT
As the trees swap their green coats for a palette of red, gold and rust, this is an especially beautiful time of year to explore the atmospheric valleys of the Peak District, such as Yarncliff Wood in the Derbyshire Dales. A woodland walk can turn magical when you spy the many varieties of fungi that spring up. An identification chart will help you sort the poisonous boletus from the harmless chanterelle; see wildfooduk.com. But don’t eat any foraged mushrooms, unless you’re with an expert.