Autumn colour in the North West

Stretch your legs and discover autumn at its very best as the natural world transforms in colour. Get a taste of autumn at these suggested places across the North West.

The lantern in autumn at Lyme, Cheshire

Unmissable autumnal views at Lyme

Lyme’s woods are ablaze with autumn colour, and the yellows and browns of the surrounding moorland landscape stretch away to distant horizons, speckled with red deer.

Quarry Bank Mill in the autumn

Quarry Bank

Catch autumn colour cascading down through the woods and into the gardens at Quarry Bank - reds, golds and bronze set against a bright blue autumn sky. Keep your eyes peeled for fungi poking through the leaves too!

A couple walking in autumn woodland

Autumn colours at Speke Hall

Enjoy glorious shades of yellow and gold on this autumnal walk, spot migrant birds on the sandy Mersey coastline and discover the history of this special place.

A family in the garden at Dunham Massey

Discover a different side to Dunham Massey

The deepest evergreens, riots of red and golds from thousands of autumn shrubs and trees make up the UK’s largest winter garden at Dunham Massey.

Autumn leaves carpet the ground at Alderley Edge

Woodland colour at Alderley Edge

Wander through the beautiful beechwoods at Alderley Edge, decked out in autumn swathes of bronze, golds and reds.

Sunlight beams through the trees at Formby

Discover colour on the coast at Formby

Crisp blue autumn skies, miles of bronze sand and a flash of a rare red squirrel in the coastal pinewoods - autumn arrives at Formby for a memorable day out.

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire Tudor Great Hall

Soak up a riot of seasonal colour at Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall’s Virginia Creeper glows in dazzling colours of crimson and bronze, echoed in the surrounding woods. A flash of blue from Kingfishers on the canal add to the spectacle.