Autumn in the outdoors

See the trees transform with autumn colours © National Trust

See the trees transform with autumn colours

Autumn is a great time to get out and about in the open air and take a long (or short) walk around the places we care for.

Explore our autumn walks, take in some of our favourite views or go on one of our colour trails in the great outdoors.

Explore houses and gardens

Fiery leaves refresh the gardens © National Trust

Fiery leaves refresh the gardens

September and October see special places transformed. gardens take on golden hues and the warm fires and colourful interiors of houses become more welcoming than ever.

Its the ideal time to visit an orchard or see a landscape transformed.

Apple days in the Midlands

The fruit hangs heavy on the branches © National Trust

The fruit hangs heavy on the branches

It's that time of year when apples are plentiful in the many orchards and kitchen gardens in our care.

To celebrate the harvest (and maybe sample a few) lots of places like to stage apple days where you're welcome to come along and join in the apple based fun.

What's on in the autumn

Come blackberry picking in the woods © NTPL/John Millar

Come blackberry picking in the woods

There's always something happening, whatever the season or the weather.

From fungus walks, to foraging, bat-spotting to blackberrying there's bound to be something to stimulate your senses.

Autumn colour in Lincolnshire

As the leaves change on the trees and the frost makes it's presence felt in the mornings Lincolnshire has many beautiful places to explore

Autumn highlights in Staffordshire

From bountiful orchards to woodland walks and garden strolls, there are no end of colourful delights to experience across Staffordshire this autumn.

Autumn colour in Herefordshire

Gardens, parklands, woodlands, mansions and villas are all vibrant with colour and life at this time of year in Herefordshire.

Autumn colour in Warwickshire

As autumn takes hold and the colours start to change, Warwickshire takes on a different guise, but still with lots to discover and experience.

Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Enjoy the shorter days on the footpaths of the Peak District or explore the houses and gardens as the colours of the trees begin to turn.

Autumn colour in Shropshire

The leaves in Shropshire's orchards and woodlands are in glorious colour at this time of year. With houses to explore and long walks to take there's lots on offer.

Autumn highlights in Northamptonshire

As the summer sun starts to fade, the autumn colours begin to flourish in Northamptonshire and there are lots of new sights to discover.

Autumn highlights in Nottinghamshire

Enjoy the dazzling displays of Autumn colour in Nottinghamshire, there’s a wealth of things to see and do.

Autumn highlights in Worcestershire

From city centre escapes to Capability Brown landscaped parklands, Worcestershire is a place to experience autumn.