Autumnal Leaves

Top spots for Autumn Colours

Anyone for a spot of leaf peeping? It's another of those American phrases catching on here, and we love it! As autumn beckons, a blaze of golden colours sweeps across our woodlands. Enjoy nature's autumn spectacle… and here’s a few ideas:

1. Bardney Limewoods

Around Bardney, rare lime-tree woods turn lemon yellow, a striking sight when the sun shines through them. The Bardney Limewoods National Nature Reserve is probably Britain’s top small-leaved lime woodland.

2. Normanby Hall Country Park

Near Scunthorpe, this park - with its award-winning Victorian walled garden - is set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens with lakes and natural woodland, with superb mature beeches, oaks and sweet chestnuts.

3. People's Park

Don’t forget our urban beauty spots, head to Grimsby and enjoy autumn colours at this park, first opened in 1883 and brought back to its Victorian splendor over recent years. It also features a central lake and large grassed area.

4. Lincoln Arboretum

Another green oasis in a city centre, this time Lincoln. Designed and laid out between 1870 and 1872 by Edward Milner, one of the most celebrated Victorian gardeners of his time, there are also lakes, fountains and a Victorian bandstand.

5. Skellingthorpe Old Wood

This ancient woodland within Witham Valley Country Park, close to the village of Skellingthorpe, has a mixture of oak, lime and conifers and is well-known locally for its autumn leaves of red and gold.