Late autumn at Brockhampton

The new Brockhampton House (not open to the public) nestled in the hills in late autumn

With winter approaching fast it’s quite easy to feel a little glum, however late autumn can bring many pleasant surprises.

The hustle and bustle of picking damsons, apples and cider pressing is over and there is an air of calm on the estate. The late morning mist creates an eerie backdrop as the cattle on the driveway peacefully graze, their breath clouding above their heads.

Even the drive down to the manor is scenic
The estate early morning with a layer of mist and tree silhouettes
Even the drive down to the manor is scenic

The woodland seems very still; perhaps you’ll see a wandering deer treading careful through the undergrowth. Spot stones, logs and trees covered in thick, green moss, damp with morning dew. Late autumn is very much a refreshing time of year and although cold is very beautiful.

Moss adds splashes of green
Moss on tree roots with a couple walking in the background
Moss adds splashes of green

Lower Brockhampton Manor stands nestled in the rolling hills, stood still in time as it basks in the autumn sunshine. From November 5 until February, it will be open on weekends only to be enjoyed by visitors. Throughout the week it will be conserved carefully by members of staff, helping preserve this special place for years to come.

Around the manor there are splashes of colour from rosehips and look out for ‘gossamer’ in the orchards, tiny webs made by spiders which will be highlighted by frost and dew.

The manor looking atmospheric in the autumn morning sunlight
Lower Brockhampton Manor in the early morning sun
The manor looking atmospheric in the autumn morning sunlight

Every time you pull on your wellies, tog up in a coat, wrap round a scarf and head out to Brockhampton you’re helping support this historic gem in the Herefordshire countryside.