Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

Great British Walk

From little ambles to jolly rambles, there are lots of great colourful walks to enjoy at National Trust places this autumn - each different to the next, but all are equally breathtaking. Whether you want to explore with one of our downloadable walks, or join us on a guided walk - what will inspire you?

What's on

Dahlia festival, 10 - 28 September

The myriad of colour at Anglesey Abbey © Jane Honess

The myriad of colour at Anglesey Abbey

Over 70 varieties of dahlia provide a burst of late summer, early autumn colour at Anglesey Abbey. Get top tips from our gardeners on how to grow dahlias and enjoy floral displays in the house too.

Outdoor cinema, 20 - 21 September

Enjoy a film under the stars at Wimpole © Lunar Cinema

Enjoy a film under the stars at Wimpole

Enjoy big screen entertainment under the stars in the beautiful gardens at Wimpole, hosted by Sundown Cinema. From "The Great Gatsby" to "The Young Victoria". Enjoy free popcorn and pre-film entertainment from 6pm.

Ickworth Woodfair, 4 & 5 October

Bring the family, discover rural crafts and enjoy the atmosphere © Sean Reid

Bring the family, discover rural crafts and enjoy the atmosphere

This year we're celebrating Ickworth's 25th wood and craft fair, why not come and join us as woodcraft and country craft professionals and enthusiasts come together to demonstrate and sell their crafts?

Hallowe'en happenings, 25 - 31 October

Don't stray too far from the path! © Geoff Smith

Don't stray too far from the path!

Scary trails, spooky stories, creepy crafts, pumpkin carving and lots of ghostly goings on. Will you be brave enough to face your fears this October half term? Experience one of our haunted houses if you dare!

Autumn colour

See a firework dispaly of autumn colour

From beautiful browns and blazing reds, to vibrant oranges and golden yellows – enjoy the arrival of autumn.

Treemendous trees

Take in the changing colours all around our estate in autumn

Discover ancient and remarkable trees as these tall giants come into their full autumnal glory.

Fabulous fungi

The un-sung heroes of autumn, look out for the fruiting bodies of fungi between damp and dry spells.

Hedgerow harvests

Blackberry black satin growing in the kitchen garden at Calke Abbey

Throughout September and early October is the best time to pick juicy blackberry fruits from hedgerows.


Bonkers for conkers

Pick up some conkers to play with your friends

From conker competitions to kicking leaves, even those with little legs can enjoy an autumn walk.

Fruits of autumn

Apples in the spring at Fenton House orchard, taken by Laura Nolte.

In the autumn, kitchen gardens will be bursting at their seams, as apples and pumpkins are ripe for the picking.