Awesome autumn at Arlington

A footpath surrounded by autumnal trees on the Arlington estate

As the leaves begin to fall and the days shorten, the grounds at Arlington take on a beautiful autumnal hue. From the vibrant reds of the dogwoods in the formal gardens, to the glowing golds of the leaves reflected in the lake, the place is awash with colour. Below are our top tips for enjoying this autumn at Arlington.

Stretch your legs

There are over twenty miles of footpaths on the Arlington estate. From a gentle two mile stroll to more adventurous five mile hikes, there are routes to suit all abilities. At this time of the year, the Deer Park walk provides a chance to see the elusive Red Deer who roam the parkland. For great autumn colour, try the Lake Walk. The path alongside the old lake in particular provides a beautiful patchwork of red, golds and oranges.
Explore the autumn landscape for a chance to see these elusive visitors
A group of Red Deer hind in the Arlington parkland

Celebrate the harvest

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October, 11am-3pm
With the season of pumpkins and squashes upon us, enjoy the best it can offer with a magnificent display of crops from the kitchen garden, plus recipe suggestions, hints for storage and family activities. This new event is focussed on celebrating everything that’s great about the season, in particular the produce which has been nurtured and grown in the garden. 
Dogwoods fill the beds in autumn with their fiery colours
Dogwood plants in the Victorian garden at Arlington Court

Spot creatures in the woodlands

Daily until 30 October
Woollen Woods is a display of knitted, felted and crocheted birds, mammals, leaves, fungi and flowers, which have all been donated by crafters from across the country. Now in its second year, this year’s theme is ‘autumn’, so expect to see conkers, mushrooms and falling leaves. Over 1300 items were sent in in 2015, and it’s hoped this year’s display will see over 2000 creations on show in the woods.
Be inspired by the colours of autumn
Two knitted pumpkins on a pile of logs for a woollen exhibition