Best Places to Watch Autumn Colours in the UK

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Exploring around while you are checked in one of the hotels in the Lake District is a great way to spend quality time with your sweetheart. If you are a man who loves the autumn, then you might want to show your lady the beauty of this special season. There are numerous parks, gardens, and forests where you can explore around. You can also see an amazing display of color shades while visiting the best places to see autumn in the United Kingdom.

Grizedale, Lake District

This location is where autumn is at its finest. Visitors in this area can witness a great display of colours between Windermere and Coniston Water. It is the called the wooded gem of the United Kingdom. It comes with lush green pines and woodland that can give a unique backdrop of rustic oak and larch.

Bedgebury, Kent

You can visit the Bedgebury’s National Pinetum with its largest conifers which come in about 400 varieties. This location has the largest conifers on earth. It is a 350-acre site that has an abundance of native trees.

Alice Holt Forest, Surrey

You can enjoy sightseeing through the richness of autumn colours while you wander through this woodland. It has walking trails that you can set foot on and explore.

Box Hill, Surrey

This area provides copper and red tones during autumn that paint the entire landscape. It comes with striking oaks and beeches that make the entire scenery something special to see. You can enjoy the views while walking to the South Downs.

Hyde Park, London

This is one of the most prestigious parks in the central area of London. It is also a famous royal park which became prominent for its Speaker’s Corner. It is the park that was used during the Great Exhibition of 1851. This park has become a location for many demonstrations. You can also enjoy scenic strolls in this park. A visitor can view magnificent, golden shades while taking a riverside jaunt. It also has an unprecedented city glow during autumn.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

The color shades in this location are astounding in autumn starting from late September through November. It can provide you some of the best views in the world with its massive collection of 18,000 trees. It also displays a great collection of maple trees that provide more life and colour during autumn.

Hever Castle, Kent

You can stroll around this 38-acre site which is home to the best shades of red, gold, and green. This area will present you with a wide collection of evergreen trees which make it more famous among visitors.

There you have some of the best destinations to watch autumn in the UK. You can enjoy your time better if explore these places since they are ready to show you what real autumn colour is all about. You can feel the romance in the air as you celebrate the season of love with a parade of beautiful color shades that you will find truly spectacular.

The author writes about travel in the UK and other destinations around the world.





Spring was very early this year

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All of the spring flowers in my garden are coming up earlier than they usually do!

My crocuses came up on March 15th and bloomed until about the middle of April. They usually come up toward the end of March, but we had a beautiful winter this year with much warmer than average temperatures (above freezing most of the time) and absolutely NO snow in March at all! We set records!

So no wonder all my plants are ahead of themselves, eh?

Right now my garden has Tulips, Daffodils, Muscarii, Hyacinth and more in bloom and my roses are and many other perennial plants are all leafed out. All of these plants have been active and showing signs of life since mid to late March and the flowers that I just said were blooming started blooming in early April! Way earlier than normal.

How’s your garden this year? I know that a lot of my readers in the US had a terrible winter with lots of snow … but most of us here in The Great White North (Canada) had a fantastic winter with very little snow (uh remember the Olympics?).

I know, I’m gloating .. but we usually have worse winters than most, so give me this one, would ya?

Glories of the snow just beginning to bloom

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I took this photo about a month ago and these lovely Chionodoxa are long gone now … but I was happy to see them as they began to emerge. I love how they can poke through dead leaves and other debris no matter how heavy and still end up blooming. I’ve even seen these flowers first leaf spikes and other spring flowering plants first growth poking up through ice or still frozen ground. Amazing.

Amid the leaves

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I love how these pale pink Glories of the snow seem to be peeking out from between the leaves. usually these flowers stand high above the leaves, but I think mine were suffering from a lack of water when I photographed them and they were nestled among the leaves giving them a little more of a wild flower kind of look.