10 Spots to See the Autumn Leaves in United Kingdom
The changing seasons as summer transitions into fall usually comes accompanied by spectacular bursts of colours. The countryside of the United Kingdom is one such place where you will find several incredible displays to celebrate the arrival of cooler weather. Here is a list of the top ten sites – don’t forget to take your camera with you!
1 – Exmoor National Park, Devon
You can’t go wrong with the natural beauty one can find in the protected area of a national park. Exmoor is located in south western England and features landscapes that are thousands of years old and include woodland, moorland, farmland and valleys.
2 – Thetford Forest, Norfolk
This is the United Kingdom’s largest manmade lowland forest and features a mixture of incredible animal and plant life. There’s over 18,700 hectares of pines, broad leaves and heath land to spend hours exploring. It is located north of Suffolk.
3 – Bedgebury, Kent
More accurately identified as Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, this site contains a conifer collection that is considered one of the finest on the planet. It features walking, cycling, running and riding trails and is located in southern England.
4 – Faskally Wood, Perthshire
Home to tree species that date back over 200 years, this forest is located within Tay Forest Park located near the town of Pitlochry, Scotland. Situated on the banks of Loch Dunmore, this mostly manmade woodland was created in the 19th century and was used as a school for the Forestry Commission.
5 – Sheffield Park, East Sussex
Known formally as Sheffield Park and Garden, this National Trust site is in south east England and contains many different things to see and do. As a family-friendly operation, you will encounter walking paths, beaches and so much more in addition to woodlands and park facilities.
6 – Kew Gardens, Richmond
Located within spitting distance of central London, Kew Gardens is the site of the Royal Botanical Gardens. It is home to one of the world’s most valuable plant and fungi resources. There is also Woodland Gardens that can be explored by foot.
7 – Bodnant, Wales
This is another National Trust site – Bodnant Gardens – located in North West Wales. It features National Collections and Champion Trees in the world famous gardens and surrounding woodlands.
8 – Grizedale, Lake District
Known throughout as England’s Grizedale Forest, it is actually enchanted in several ways. Not only does this spot within Lake District house colourful flora, it also contains many incredible sculptures that can be enjoyed on a leisurely walk.
9 – Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean is located in England and in addition to being the home of year round family activities and attractions, is also where fall colours come alive. The woodlands have beech, oak and chestnut trees as part of the colour symphony.
10 – Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
Probably the most famous of all sites on this list is Sherwood Forest. Imagine exploring the forestland that was once the hideout for legendary Robin Hood and his gang. There is over 20 miles of forested land that fills with rusty hues at the sign of autumn.
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