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Autumn Photo Gallery

Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Britain. Enjoy sunny days that highlight the spectacle of the multi-coloured leaves, and misty mornings that lend romance to the landscape.

We hope you enjoy our Autumn Gallery.

Bridge and trees with golden autumn leaves reflected in canal.
Autumn Leaves from the Shropshire Union Canal. © harlequin9 / Adobe Stock

Construction of the Shropshire Union Canal started in the 1770s and the final section was completed in 1835. It stretches over 66 miles with 47 locks and links Chester to the Potteries.

With many miles between towns, there's lots of beautiful countryside to enjoy.

Stone-built house surrounded by trees with autumn leaves, all reflected in water in the foreground.
Autumn at Lerryn in Cornwall © Helen Hotson / Adobe Stock

Lerryn is a picturesque Cornish village with an inn that dates back to the 16th century.

The village is divided by a tidal creek. Stepping stones appear at low tide, so you can cross without using the bridge.

Woodland with trees with striking red autumn leaves.
Bodnant Garden in Autumn © Gail Johnson / Adobe Stock

Bodnant Garden in Wales is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year, but is perhaps at its most spectacular in Autumn.

In the care of the National Trust since 1949, the garden is also famous for its laburnum arch built in 1880, and its unique collection of rhododendrons.

Misty scene with trees and a red-dear with antlers in the undergrowth.
Red deer stag on a misty morning © Roman / Adobe Stock

Red deer are Britain's largest native land mammals and are mainly found in Scotland.

Autumn is the rutting season when stags compete with clashes of their magnificent antlers and loud roars that echo from the hillsides.

Dry stone wall in foreground, leading to green fields and a heather-covered mountain in the distance.
Little Langdale in the Lake District © Anthony Brown / Adobe Stock

The Lake District is one of Britain's most beautiful and most popular holiday destinations.

The Little Langdale valley is home to a hamlet and a tarn (lake) of the same name.

Mountains with cliffs at sunrise - beautiful clouds in the sky and a road in the valley snakes away into the distance.
Beautiful sunrise at the Quiraing, Skye © ReubenTeo / Adobe Stock

The Quiraing in the North of the Isle of Skye is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the whole of Scotland and a popular route for walkers to enjoy.

Golden trees against a blue sky, reflected in the water in the foreground.
Autumn Colours © S.R.Miller / Adobe Stock

Britain has many ancient woodlands containing a variety of species of native deciduous trees.

Beech, silver birch, ash, oak and lime are just a few to look out for, each with their own distinctive autumn colours.

Mountainouse terrain and a blue sky with white clouds reflected in the clear waters of a loch in the foreground.
Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe, Scotland © macrossphoto /Adobe Stock

Glencoe has been voted Scotland's most romantic glen, and it isn't hard to see why.

Autumn is a great time to visit and enjoy the wonderful views and golden colours of the heather.

Autumn misty woodland scene with golden trees and green undergrowth on the banks of a stream flowing through the woodland.
Misty Woodland © Helen Hotson / Adobe Stock

Britain's woodlands are a wonderful place to visit in the autumn as the leaves turn to golden shades.

You can forage for blackberries or hazelnuts, find beautiful (but often poisonous) fungi, and look out for wildlife including squirrels, deer, badgers or foxes.

A wide woodland path covered with yellow leaves from the trees growing on either side.  The sunlight is filtering through the trees.
Ashridge Woods © SRSImages / Adobe Stock

Ashridge Woods in Hertfordshire is a wonderful place to kick through the leaves and enjoy an autumn walk.

Part of the Ashridge Estate under the care of the National Trust, Ashridge Woods has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and forms part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - so it's a very special place.

A sunny day brings out the colours in the yellow trees and deeper orange undergrowth reflected in the water.
Autumn colours on Fernilee Reservoir © Sue Burton / Adobe Stock

Fernilee Reservoir is located in the Goyt Valley in the Peak District National Park.

The reservoir provides drinking water to Stockport. There is an old gunpowder factory submerged beneath the waters.

A picnic bench beneath a beautiful canopy of autumn trees, with many red and gold leaves on the ground.
Woodland in Autumn © gilbertdestoke / Adobe Stock

This bench looks like a wonderful place for an autumn picnic!

Perhaps pumpkin soup to start, some fortifying pies, and definitely some seasonal blackberries.

A stone archway surrounded by red leaves.
Beautiful passageway in Cambridge © chrisdorney / Adobe Stock

This beautiful archway, framed by autumn leaves, was spotted in Cambridge.

Doesn't it make you wonder about what's on the other side? A beautiful secret garden perhaps, designed for thought and contemplation.

A large stone castle, seen against a blue sky with whispy clouds, all framed by autumn leaves.
Conwy Castle © Tomas Marek / Adobe Stock

Autumn is a great time to visit Conwy Castle in Wales - one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe.

You can walk right round the castle walls and enjoy the autumnal views over the town, all the way to Snowdonia in the distance.

A misty woodland scene with autumn leaves.
Misty Forest Path In Autumn © Adam / Adobe Stock

English poet John Keats called autumn the "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness"

Looking at this beautiful woodland, it's easy to see what he meant.

Elevated view of a large lake surrounded by woodlands in the autumn.  There is a big hill in the background.
Skiddaw and Derwentwater in Autumn © S.R.Miller / Adobe Stock

The Lake District is beautiful at any time of year, but autumn might be my favourite time to visit:

The summer crowds have eased, there's a good chance of sunny autumn days, and the trees look magnificent reflected in the water.

Hills and autumn trees are reflected in still mirror-like water.  There is a fence in the water on the right of the scene, and grass in the foreground.
Beautiful autumn sunrise over Blea Tarn © veneratio / Adobe Stock

To enjoy this wonderful view, follow the Blea Tarn Trail, less than two miles of easy walking from the National Trust car park.

One of the Lake District's most accessible tarns, is also one of the most beautiful.

In the foreground are rocks with a mountain stream cascading between them.  The trees and foliage further away are golden, and there is a dark mountain in the background and a grey cloudy sky.
Buachialle Etive Mor, Glen Etive © Severas / Adobe Stock

The Glen Etive road on the way to Glencoe takes you through 12 miles of wonderful highland scenery like this.

This area featured as a location for the Bond movie Skyfall, which is fitting, as Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond had a lodge in the area.

A glen with a stream running through it, and steep rocky sides with trees and autumn leaves.
Fairy Glen Gorge, Wales © Manuel / Adobe Stock

Fairy Glen is a scenic gorge on the Conwy River in Snowdonia National Park in Wales. The glen can be found near Beaver bridge on the outskirts of Betws y Coed.

This autumn photograph captures the magic of the gorge perfectly.

Looking down a cobbled street with stone walls on either side. There is a tree over the street with bright orange and red leaves many of which have fallen on either side of the cobbles creating a golden pathway.
Strawberry Bank Dundee © Craig / Adobe Stock

The old cobbled lane of Strawberry Bank in Dundee looks magnificent in this photograph, decorated with fire-red leaves from the beech tree.

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