Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons and there are plenty of places in the UK, where you can enjoy the foliage in all its glory. Whether you are looking to take a trip to a beautiful place somewhere in the UK, where you can do nothing but relax and enjoy the autumn or you are just looking for places for a picnic/walk, this list will definitely give you an idea of where you can go to view the foliage.
Located in central London, Hyde Park is beloved by all and it offers some great views of the foliage in autumn. It’s a great place to take a walk or cycle, maybe even rent a boat or have a picnic. There are also great places to eat or have a warm cup of tea or coffee if you are feeling a bit chilly.
Although Hyde Park is somewhat of an obvious choice it definitely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to views. It would be a great place to take pictures of yourself, the foliage or squirrels. Lots of squirrels.
New Forest National Park
New Forest National Park is a great place to visit all year round, but it’s especially delightful in autumn. There’s a big variety of trees such as ancient oaks, silver birch, and evergreen pines. This makes up for an array of colours which are sure to make for a great view of the foliage.
From beautiful scenery to free roaming animals, fascinating history to scenic coastline, there’s something for everyone in the New Forest National Park.
This is a very promising introduction from the New Forest National Park website. If you want to learn more about the park and visiting it, click here.
Richmond Park is famous for its open spaces, grassland and deer heard. It’s also the perfect place to spot ancient trees and a range of wildflowers. It’s also a great place to view the foliage. You can do so while riding a bike, power-kiting or riding a horse. You can learn more about the activities offered at Richmond Park on the Royal Parks website.
You are sure to enjoy the foliage surrounded by wildlife and beautiful scenery if you choose to go to Richmond Park in the autumn.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is a tree garden. This means that the foliage here is amazing, with trees from all over the world. There are about 2,500 species from all over the globe and 5 national tree collections. It’s internationally renowned for its diversity and beauty and it will definitely be one of the best places to view the foliage.
You also have an opportunity to learn something new on a guided walk around the arboretum. There’s also a cafe, so you don’t have to worry about where to have a warm cup of tea when you are tired of looking at the beautiful foliage. You can find a sneak peek of what to expect on Luke Andrew Scowen’s Flikr, where the picture below is from.
Loch Lomond is undoubtedly an amazing place to view the foliage. You can go on a hike, see some amazing views and take great landscape pictures. You can also enjoy cycling and interesting water activities such as boating, paddle-boarding, canoeing, and kayaking. You will definitely have an amazing view of the hills and the foliage from the lake.
If you enjoy camping Loch Lomond will definitely be a great place to visit. Check out the website for more information here. You can see more pictures of Loch Lomond here where Ben Lomond’s picture bellow is from.
The Lake District National Park
Yes, national parks are great for viewing the foliage. Englands largest national park will definitely not disappoint when it comes to that. There is again much to do in this park. Aside from walking and hiking, there are lots of activities you can enjoy on the water. So you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy the foliage from the water and the views from there are definitely going to be amazing!
If you want to learn more about the park and the activities it provides, check out their website.
Last but not least, on the list we have one of the most beautiful places in the UK. It’s a place of outstanding beauty which won’t disappoint if you are looking for amazing views of the foliage. There are lots to explore in the area and you’ll definitely want to take your camera along.
Check out The Wye Valley Walk if you are interested in challenging yourself and your walking durability. You can also take a look at the must-do things in the Wye Valley. If you are still having doubts, take a look at this website, where the beautiful picture below is from. One thing is certain from the picture, though, Wye Valley has some amazing views of the foliage and you won’t be disappointed if you chose to visit it in autumn.
What is your favourite place to view the foliage? Share in the comments.
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Currently going into her final year of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Gery has been writing in a personal blog since 2014 and has been published in publications StudentVoices and FictionHub on Medium. She debuted her first play 'Liminality' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is already planning her next project.