Create lasting memories at Croft this autumn

A child clutching autumn leaves in her hands in the parkland at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Enjoy an autumnal walk through Croft's ancient parkland as fiery colours start to emerge on the trees.

Croft comes alive in autumn, with burnt oranges, bright yellows and deep reds emerging on the trees around the estate. Pop on your walking boots and feel the crunch of autumn leaves underfoot, host a conker match or two and warm up in the tea-room with hearty, harvest-themed recipes.

Discover dazzling autumn colours in the beech hangar in Fishpool Valley
The beech hangar in Fishpool Valley at Croft Castle
Discover dazzling autumn colours in the beech hangar in Fishpool Valley

Fishpool Valley is particularly atmospheric during autumn. Kick up the fallen leaves along the beech hangar and admire the reflections in one of the seven pools. Croft's estate is also renowned for its ancient trees, which look particularly majestic during autumn. Join our ranger for a guided parkland walk on Sunday 21 October and find out more about our veteran trees.

Sit and watch the reflections in Fishpool Valley this autumn
One of the pools in Fishpool Valley in autumn at Croft Castle
Sit and watch the reflections in Fishpool Valley this autumn

Ask at the Carpenters tea-room for a take-away coffee or tea and enjoy while strolling through the wood pasture or around the ramparts at Croft Ambrey. Try making some wild art with fallen leaves in the natural play area and tick off one of your '50 things' while you're at it.

Create some wild art at Croft this autumn
A child creates wild art using leaves at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
Create some wild art at Croft this autumn

Here at Croft, we are proud to look after the National Trust's only working vineyard. Ask our garden team about this year's harvest on your next visit and maybe even pop into the shop to buy a bottle of our very own Croft wine.

The walled garden in October at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
The walled garden in October at Croft Castle in Herefordshire
The walled garden in October at Croft Castle in Herefordshire