Autumn walks at Winkworth Arboretum
In its blazing autumn finery, Winkworth Arboretum is a landscape like no other. Take an autumn walk through 121 acres of wild woodland, accented with the fiery colours of over 1,000 species of trees and shrubs.
Choosing your route
The Access for All route (approx 1km) follow the blue markers
This level walk follows a path around the top of the arboretum, featuring no steep slopes or steps.
The Taste of Winkworth route (approx 1.6k) follow the yellow markers
This is a longer walk, taking in Winkworth's key features. There are some steep paths and steps to manage along the way, but you'll be rewarded with beautiful views out across the lake.
Challenging walk (approx 3.6k) follow the red markers
This is our most challenging route, featuring lots of steep slopes. It allows you to explore every corner of the arboretum along the way, including Sorbus Hill.
During the autumn season, the best sights can be found in the Bowl, where the vision of the arboretum's founder most visibly comes to life. Native oaks and beeches rub shoulders with Japanese acers and American liquidambars, creating a riotous and ever-changing showcase of colour that lasts for weeks.
Don't miss the Azalea Steps leading towards the boathouse, where the candyfloss-scented katsura trees and blazing red maples create a truly magical atmosphere.
When you've finished your walk, pop into the tea-room near the kiosk for a refreshing drink and a slice of cake, baked fresh daily. Indulge guilt-free, knowing every bite helps us preserve and protect Winkworth's historic landscape for years to come.