Eight best places to spot colourful autumnal leaves as 'leaf-peeping' season begins


Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire

Nestled in the Cotswolds is Westonbirt Arboretum, boasting a selection of gold, pink, glowing red and vibrant yellow leaves as the colder months descend.

The Flying Flowers experts said: “If you’re a seasoned nature lover the Arboretum offers thousands of tree species from all over the world so has plenty to offer.”

Faskally Wood in Perthshire

Scotland offers some of the most breathtaking views in the UK, and in the autumn months, these are further enhanced by the stunning array of leaves.

Perthshire sits within the Scottish Highlands and, according to the experts, is “one of the best places in the country” for an impressive autumn display.

Faskally Wood is one of Perthshire’s finest spots, nestled next to Loch Dunmore there are plenty of trails to follow along the water’s edge and into the woods.

Cardinham Woods in Cornwall

Further south in Cornwall, Cardinham Woods offers both walking and cycling trails engulfed in bold autumn colours.

This diverse woodland offers small hidden areas, allowing you to experience a truly relaxing landscape.

Many of the trails crisscrossing their way through this region also include viewpoints.

Upper Derwent valley in the Peak District

Often referred to as “Derbyshire’s Lake District”, the Peak District National Park’s Upper Derwent Valley is known for its majestic reservoir and features an array of walking and cycling paths.

Flying Flowers recommend heading to the Upper Derwent Valley visitor centre where you will be able to explore the incredible views of the valley below.

During autumn months the view across the Ladybower Reservoir is littered with golden and red hues from the surrounding forest.

This spot is ideal for those who prefer a shorter walk, and also promises a cafe serving hot drinks.



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