Top spots for picking blackberries

August, September and early October is the best time to pick these juicy fruits from hedgerows. Arm the kids with baskets and it won’t be long until everyone’s fingers and lips are dyed purple. Afterwards kids can tick off No.21 from our list of '50 things to do before you’re 11¾'.


Blackberry walks in the South West 

Blackberries can be spotted throughout the South West in autumn. Here's a few ideas of walks where you can pick as you go, to get you started.

A mother and daughter blackberry picking

Blackberry walks in the East of England 

Whilst out on your walk this autumn, you might be lucky enough to stumble across a laden blackberry bush ripe for the picking. Here are some of our favourite spots from around the East of England.

" Don’t completely clear an area of food, leave some for the animals and give a chance for the plants to re-seed. "
- Jonny Tomlinson, ranger