Autumn woodland walks in and around Buckinghamshire

Autumn casts new light on familiar landscapes. When the trees start to blaze with orange, red and gold, a shady woodland walk is transformed into a dappled golden path, fluttering with falling leaves.

Everyone is welcome in the woods we look after in the Chilterns Countryside, Hughenden, Cliveden and Stowe. We want them to be loved, explored and enjoyed. Last year we funded 38 different tree and woodland projects across the South East.

There are things we can all do to help look after woodlands, such as taking litter home, picking up after our dogs and not allowing them to chase wildlife or disturb nesting birds. Careful not to widen paths too, or wildflowers can't grow at the sunny edges if they're compacted by feet.

Visiting a woodland is great for both body and soul. An autumn woodland glowing with colour and rich with the smell of damp earth is a wonderful, uplifting place to be. Here are some great woodland walks near you and there are lots more on the website.

Autumn at Pulpit Hill
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Chilterns Countryside 

This is a medium length walk in the woodlands and meadows of the Bradenham Manor Estate in Buckinghamshire village of Bradenham and neighbouring meadows.

A circular domed temple, has a collonade of surrounding pillars under a portico. You can see a flight of steps leading up to an open chamber. this is the Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe in Buckinghamshire.

Stowe

Discover a kaleidoscope of colour on a variety of new walks that turn a spot light on the best of the autumn colour, recent restoration work and our signature walk - Under the Hawthorn to discover the pastoral idyll in the Grecian Valley. Top of your day with some soul-warming food in the 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.

Autumn colours on Ashridge's trees
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Ashridge 

Every corner you turn, or hill you climb, will give you more breathtaking views of Ashridge in autumn, on this walk through the parkland.

Distant Hughenden nestled amongst autumn foliage
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Hughenden 

This leisurely walk takes you on a short loop around some typical Chiltern farmland and woodland on the estate.

Diamond Jubilee Wood at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
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Waddesdon 

Autumn is a great time at Waddesdon, as bronze and gold hues begin to show in the garden. After a long walk in the estate, there's nothing better than a long lunch in the restaurant or Stableyard cafe.