As the landscapes begin to fill with an array of golden shades and the wildlife changes again before the harsh winter months, autumn is the perfect time to get a little closer to nature!
Escape from busy day-to-day life and clear your mind as you gaze, under a canopy of orange and red leaves, at the breathtaking scenes this autumn. It really is nature’s most magical time of the year so why not make the most of it and try one of our favourite autumn walks?
1. Nawt Gwynant
Explore the slopes of Snowdon this autumn with the Nawt Gwynant walk! Enjoy the breathtaking woodland scenery as you make your way through a perfectly undisturbed valley. As you walk on the famous Watkin Path make sure to watch out for horned feral goats!
Length: 3.8 Miles (6km)
Our Nearest Park: Greenacres
For more information visit – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/craflwyn-and-beddgelert/trails/nant-gwynant-autumn-walk
Why not trek around the outstanding Craigside in Northumberland? Although not your classic autumn scene, the vibrancy of the evergreen trees and tranquil Tumbleton Lake is truly mesmerising.
Length: 2 miles (3.2km)
Nearest Park: Haggerston Castle
For more information visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/craflwyn-and-beddgelert/trails/nant-gwynant-autumn-walk
3. Little Salkeld, Lacy’s Caves and Long Meg, Cumbria –
Bursting full of enclosed woodland glades this walk is the perfect way to experience autumn, striking shades of orange and yellow tumbling from the trees above. The walk also ensures that you pass the landmarks like Lacy’s caves and Long Meg and Her Daughters that are famous to Cumbria’s heritage.
Length: 4.5 miles (7.2km)
Nearest Park: Lakeland
4. Porlock Woodland Walk
This trail around Exmoor national park really has everything, enclosed woodland space, fresh costal treks, picturesque marshy grassland. Porlock’s beauty has inspired many famous poets such as Coleridge and Southey it really is a must-do this autumn.
Length: 4.1 miles (6.6km)
Nearest Park: Doniford Bay
For more information: https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/230/
5. Bignor walk –
Explore the ancient Slindon estate under waves of orange this autumn, this sheltered walk could not be made for a better season as leaves fall all around you! The estate is an astonishing 1,400 hectares and overflowing with history, culture and heritage waiting to be explored.
Length: 6.5miles (10.4km)
Nearest Park: Church Farm
For more information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/slindon-estate/trails/bridle-road-to-bignor-walk
6. Hack Fall Wood –
Once desolate and forgotten, this Yorkshire woodland has been given new lease of life and has been restored to its former glory! The wood has four walks that are suited for any ability. There you can gaze at the panoramic views and endless amounts of wildlife and history that Yorkshire has to offer.
Nearest park: Blue Dolphin
For more information: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/mediafile/100048010/hackfall-walks-leaflet.pdf
7. Eaves Wood, Silverdale, Lancashire –
Recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this walk will give you the peace and quiet much longed for on an autumn walk. The walk is made up mostly of woodland terrain so is the perfect place to celebrate the changing of season. This beautiful area in Lancashire is actually a hidden gem that not many know about due to its neighbour being the vast Lake District, so why not try it out? You will fall in love, I am sure.
Length: 7.5 Miles (12km)
Nearest park: Cala Gran
For more information: http://www.lancashirewalks.com/SilverdaleArchive.pdf