Walking in the South East

Every season heralds change in the natural world – with autumn, it casts new light on familiar landscapes across London and the South East, showcasing some of the finest places to see the golden glow of autumn unfold in all its glory. Hues of red, gold and bronze blanket woodlands, fields and forests across the region from mid-October. From the radiant reds and breath-taking bronzes of Scotney Castle and Sissinghurst in Kent to the wilderness of the New Forest commons turning into fields of gold. We are open to all, whether you love walking in the outdoors or simply want to spend time in a beautiful place with family and friends.

Beautiful, natural and historic places matter for our sprit, our wellbeing and our relationships and 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 and we can all play our part in ensuring they continue to thrive.

Our top autumn colour walks

" A woodland may be ancient, but it never stands still – it is teeming with life at all times of year, not just above ground, but beneath our feet. The falling leaves nourish the soil and produce a habitat all of their own, supporting billions of microscopic organisms that provide the building blocks for all life in the forest. It’s also a special time of year to appreciate the amazing natural architecture of our trees as their branches are revealed for the first time in months and we are reminded of how every single tree is unique, shaped by the elements over its lifetime."
- Tom Hill, London and South East Trees and Woodlands Advisor

Discover the magical winter landscapes on your doorstep this winter. From the tree-filled valleys of Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey to the watery winter wonderland of Mottisfont in Hampshire - find a place to unwind and enjoy a winter walk in London and the South East.

Frosty winter walks await

Mist rising over the River Wandle with white bridge in foreground

London

Embrace the outdoors whatever the weather on a winter walk at our places around London. Ramble down the river to Ham House and Garden or meander through Morden Hall Park, then warm up in one of our cafes.

Our downloadable walking trails

Long views from Luccombe Down over Stenbury to St Catherine's Down in the far distance

Walking on the Isle of Wight

Autumn is a magical season to go walking in. Changing colours, migrating wildlife, and atmospheric landscapes filled with mists, mean that there is always something to see. We've a series of downloadable walks that will help you spot these changes at the places we care for.