Where to see autumn leaves in the UK

Q. I would love to go to New England to see the Fall colours, but can’t afford it this year. Does anywhere in the UK offer a similar natural show?

A. Few places offer quite the same variety and volume of colour as New England, but there are plenty of autumnal treats across Britain.

Top spots for leaf peeping, according to the National Trust, include Ashridge in Hertfordshire, where the woodland runs along the main ridge of the Chiltern Hills, and Castle Ward in County Down, which overlooks the shores of Strangford Lough.

Also check out Coniston and Tarn Hows in Cumbria, where the larch and broadleaf trees bring stunning hues of orange, yellow and brown, Craflwyn in Snowdonia, which has a variety of walks through the estate woodlands and Gibside in Gateshead, one of the finest 18th-century gardens in the North of England with more than 12 miles of woodland and riverside walks to savour.

You might also want to consult the Forestry Commission, which features the 600-acre Westonbirt National Arboretum.

– David and Mark

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