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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the golden leaves colour and fall, enjoy little autumn traditions together as a family in Surrey. This October half term carve pumpkins and go on a spooky walk at Claremont Landscape Garden. Or crunch through the leaves on nature trails at Polesden Lacey, Winkworth Arboretum and Hatchlands Park.
See Surrey in a new light and make the most of the autumn colour. Our downloadable walks are easy to follow with step-by-step directions starting from Polesden Lacey, Hindhead Commons and Winkworth Arboretum. Every step you take helps us care for these special places for years to come.