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 are our top ten places to visit.

Ashness Woods in autumn sun, Borrowdale, Lake District

Autumn in the Lake District 

Coming to the Lake District when the fells are turning from green to gold? We think it's one of the best times to visit - here are our top 10 things to do in autumn.

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.