Walking

Discover the colour on a Great British Walk

Let the autumn colour lift your spirits

Enjoy the oranges and browns on the trees at Ashridge

Enjoy the oranges and browns on the trees at Ashridge

Did you know that a colourful walk this time of year can actually make you happier? We've got lots for you to choose from on our walking map. But for guaranteed smiles we've enlisted the help of colour psychologist, Angela Wright, who has found some autumn walks that will definitely lift your spirits.

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Our team's favourite autumn colour walks

Our rangers and countryside experts love a good walk, so we've asked them to try and pick a favourite. This week John Pring from Aira Force in Ullswater in the Lake District shares his walk. There are lots of walks in Ullswater but this one, through towering green conifers to the waterfall, is pretty special.

Guided autumn walks and events

Come to one of our Great British Walk events and let one of our rangers bring the landscape to life. Our autumn colour walking events will explore the changing seasons and see how nature and wildlife adapt and transform. This is a great way to discover our places with others and uncover some secret stories from our experts.

Plan a walking getaway with us

Find somewhere special for a walking break, like here at Souter Lighthouse © Roger Coulam

Find somewhere special for a walking break, like here at Souter Lighthouse

Plan a stay at one of our cottages and explore the local area. We have holiday retreats up and down the country and in some great walking locations.

Uncover one of our secret walks

Check out the cascading Malham falls this autumn on our secret walk © Roger Coulam

Check out the cascading Malham falls this autumn on our secret walk

Discover one of our hidden walking gems this autumn. These top trails all have downloadable PDFs with directions and interesting facts, and all 10 can only be accessed by foot. This makes them extra peaceful and even more of an adventure.