Autumn colour in the Lake District

Autumn is one of the most peaceful times to visit the Lakes. It's also one of the most spectacular, as the leaves in our valleys turn from green to gold. Here's a few of our favourite places...

Walker on Castle Crag in Borrowdale, Lake District


It's the most wooded valley in the Lake District so the views and colours are extra special in the autumn. Head up to Castle Cragg where you can take it all in.

Crab apples in the Orchard in September at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

Sizergh, Cumbria

One family, one estate and more than 700 years of history. Sizergh gardens are definitely worth a visit in the autumn as the seasons turn slowly towards harvest and fruitfulness. In the orchard, see the harvesting of apples, quince and Westmoreland damsons, which visitors can taste.

The view of Ullswater from Glencoyne
Walking trail

Glencoyne Farm Walk 

A walk through Glencoyne Farm is a great place for an autumn adventure. At 1,258ha and carrying a flock of over 1,500 hill sheep, Glencoyne is one of our largest hill farms in the Lake District. This circular trail is full colour at this time of year, and you can also spot some veteran trees.

A view out towards hills at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria

Allan Bank

The views over Grasmere are awash with autumn colour and there's no better place to enioy them than from the window of Allan Bank. Sit by a warm fire with a cup of tea, a cozy space from which to admire the transition of the seasons.