All Change tracks my way into the woods. There is the delight of suddenly stepping into ancient woodland at the end of a path through a housing estate, just out of sight of the main road. But, even as I enjoy the anticipation of what the woods will share this time, there is also the sorrow and guilt of facing the condemned trees.
Pennie Hedge (@PennieHedge) is a conservation volunteer with London Wildlife Trust in Sydenham Hill Woods.
This story is read by Mariah Gale and is one of nine selected from entries to a competition run by the Museum of Walking and included in an anthology called Flash #MyLandmarks published in November 2019 by Sampson Low Publishers and available from them or from the Museum of Walking.