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Autumn colours 2015

As autumn sets the leaves ablaze with colour, enjoy nature’s spectacular firework display in our woods and forests. Make the most of this vibrant season by exploring one of our top ten autumnal walks and getting the kids involved with our fun autumn activities.
Find the best autumn colours near you by clicking on the icons on the map. Each wood is rated from green to golden. Help us monitor the colour progression by telling us the colour rating of your local wood.


Participating woods

We have many other woods and forests that are not featured on our autumn colour map.
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Autumn leavesAutumn top 10

Our woods and forests offer some of the best autumn colour displays in England, and to ensure you don’t miss a single sight, we’ve listed our top ten autumnal walks. From the bright red maples at Westonbirt Arboretum to the stunning yellow of the oaks in Salcey Forest.

photo competitionAutumn photo competition

Enter our competition by sharing your autumnal photos using #autumnleafwatch! You’ll be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. This includes having your photo featured on this page next year. More info, prizes and terms and conditions.

Hawthorn berriesSpotter's guide to fruits of the forest

Have fun identifying the fruit and seeds you spot this autumn using our simple spotters guide. We’ve got some great seed explorer and leaf spotting activities for kids too.

Autumn craftsAutumn activities

We’ve produced lots of fun autumn inspired activities for you to try out in the forest and at home. Have a go at making leaf bracelets or decorative table top displays. We’ve got lots more autumn craft ideas on our autumn Pinterest board too!

Westonbirt in autumnPicture gallery

Take a peek at a selection of beautiful autumn pictures taken in our woods and forests. Any of these images can be printed out and used at home. Why not have a go at making an autumn inspired calendar?

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