The trees at Longleat stately home are amazingly varied. A friend has been looking for pictures of nice gnarly tree roots, and I thought that these filled the bill admirably :-)
It is difficult to portray the size of the roots; these small ones were the at least the diameter of my thigh.
And a close-up view.
To give an idea of the scale, the seat in the back left will hold at least four people seated.
This is a different tree in an adjacent part of the
Its roots are very much smaller than the giant we saw earlier, which is probably at least a hundred years older as Longleat House was built in the mid 1500s.