Autumn colour in Surrey

Enjoy a walk in a spectacular landscape of autumn colour in our countryside and gardens in Surrey.

From Winkworth Arboretum to Polesden Lacey and the Surrey Hills, find your favourite shade of bronze this season.

Thanks to your support, every time you come and catch one of those falling leaves, you help us care for these special places for ever.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum 

The National Trust‘s only arboretum, near Godalming, is one of the best places in the country to see the fiery hues of autumn. Witness a magical transformation as the lush greens blaze into glorious autumn colour.

Visitors in the grounds of Polesden Lacey at autumn

Polesden Lacey 

The views from the South Lawn at Polesden Lacey, across to Ranmore Common on the opposite hillside, are stunning in autumn, with flashes of autumn colour. Paths around the estate lead to tunnels of golden oak and beech leaves.

A family at Claremont Landscape Garden in autumn

Claremont Landscape Garden 

The maples at Claremont turn shades of soft amber in autumn, with touches of colour across the landscape garden. The gentle lakeside paths are perfect for kids and pushchairs, so come and play in the crunchy autumn leaves.

The saplings of beech trees in woodland at Leith Hill, Surrey

Surrey Hills 

At Box Hill, Leith Hill and Gatton Park you can see whole hillsides turning golden as the oak, beech and chestnut trees go from flame red to yellow. Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl has sweeping purple heather and golden grasses.

A walker on a path in autumn at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Hatchlands Park 

Come for colourful autumn walk in the open parkland at Hatchlands. Then warm up on a chilly day with a coffee and a slice of cake in the courtyard cafe.

Child in autumn woodland

Six things to see on an autumn woodland walk 

An autumn woodland glowing with colour and rich with the smell of damp earth is a wonderful place to be. National Trust Ranger Chloe Bradbrooke suggests six mini wonders of nature to look out for on an autumn woodland walk.