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.
" 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."
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.