The Japanese maples at Westonbirt Arboretum are ablaze with yellows, oranges and reds at this time of year. The Forestry Commission even have an Autumn Colours Hotline you can call to check on the progress of the leaves!
We also love the golden glow of the New Forest right now (and the opportunities for mushroom foraging). Click here for the National Trust’s list of the best Autumnal colour displays across the UK.
Give it some Wellie….
Whether you’re out in the garden, planting next year’s bulbs (tulips and daffs are best planted in September or October) or braving the mud on a woodland walk, you need a stylish pair of wellies. We love the Hunter Classic and fashion-forward Barbour Bikers, but these French Navy Dogs printed boots from Joules are somehow irresistible…
“Autumn is the time of year for comfort foods,” says Yotam Ottolenghi in his column for The Guardian. We couldn’t agree more. Soups, pies and stews are all appearing on menus right now, using the best seasonal produce like wild mushrooms, game birds, blackberries, artichokes and beetroot.
Try this Wild Mushroom Broth With Shredded Chicken – it’s Autumn in a bowl.
Photo credit: Louise Hagger for The Guardian