Spectacular autumn colour in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Welcome to the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!" John Keats' famous poem 'To Autumn' celebrates the great richness of nature seen all around us this time of year. With trees laden heavy with apples, bushes ripe with berries, and swallows singing in the skies. Admire the colours and wildlife of autumn at our special places near you in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Take a look at some of our top spots to start your adventure below.

The Chapel at Clumber Park in Autumn

Explore the colours of autumn across Clumber Park 

Feel the leaves crunch under your feet and make colourful Autumn memories at Clumber Park. The leaves form an exquisite patchwork quilt of browns and greens in the woodland, and the Pleasure Grounds and Limetree Avenue looks simply stunning...

Hardwick Hall viewed from the orchards in the autumn

Hardwick harvest and orchards  

Autumn is a great time to discover new fruit and vegetables at Hardwick; from the many apple varieties and mulberries in the orchards to weird and wonderful coloured tomatoes.

Sunbeams peep through the branches casting shapes on the woodland floor

Autumn colours at Longshaw 

Will you be lucky enough to spot red deer on the moors? Or maybe you'll discover rare fungi in the woods. Join us at Longshaw as autumnal colour flows across the landscape and awakes the senses to new sights, sounds and smells.

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As the light changes what can you discover?  

As the light changes and the darker nights come in, Mr Straw's House continues to shine. Through the windows, the 1920's wallpaper takes on new shades , and the warming colours in the house take on a cozy feel.