Autumn ambles at Emmetts Garden

The woods in autumn at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Autumn brings with it a fiery display of colours in the woods at Emmetts Garden - from the crispy orange leaves on the floor to the brilliant red of the fungi.

Emmetts Garden is the perfect place to go walking in the autumn, with the reds, yellows and oranges taking centre stage. 

Make sure you take a turn around the south garden before you head into the woods - the burnt toffee tree smells delicious in early autumn.

Why not see how many different types of fungi you can spot as you go?

Fly agaric growing at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Fungi Heaven 

The damp woodlands provide ideal conditions for fungi. Look out for the distinctive red and white spotted fly agaric or the smelly stinkhorn, but take care not to touch as many fungi are poisonous.

Bough Beech Resovoir

As the leaves begin to turn, first to fiery red before fading to clean winter branches, enjoy fantastic views out from Emmetts Garden view points across the Weald of Kent.

See if you can spot Bough Beech Reservoir, a wildlife reserve bursting with bustling nature, glinting in the distance.

Bracket fungi growing on a stump at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust place in Kent
Walking trail

Weardale Walk From Emmetts Garden 

This stunning 5 mile walk starts at Emmetts Garden, passing through fungi abundant Scords Woods on the way to Toys Hill, and even links up with nearby Chartwell.

Try A Longer Walk

Please Leave Our Fungi Where You Find It

Fungi foraging can have a negative impact on the mushroom populations, in turn harming the organisms they support. The picking of fungi is therefore prohibited across Emmetts Garden, Toys Hill and the surrounding National Trust sites. This is in line with our wild food foraging position, which you can read more about here.

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Ightham Mote from the pleasure grounds in winter

Winter walks in Kent

Winter is all about wide open spaces, newly revealed views and misty landscapes. There's never a better time to wrap up warm, put on some walking boots and venture out into the fresh air.