Abandon Your Desks for Our Top Autumn Walks

It comes as no surprise to you that sitting at your desk for long periods of time is bad for you. We’ve all heard it a hundred times before!

Rather than repeating what everyone else is telling you we thought we’d help you do something to aid your writers block and supposedly deteriorating spines with our top autumn walks

Sharp colours and a crisp air indicates the arrival of another beautiful autumn across the British Countryside. So rather than eating your lunch at your desk , step out for a spot of fresh air or enjoy a weekend’s worth of walking to counteract a week’s worth of sitting.

Sheffield Park: East Sussex

Originally forming part of the adjacent Sheffield Park House estate Sheffield Park offers 120acres of stunning landscaped gardens, rolling parkland and lakes. In the height of Autumn, Japanese Maples are ablaze with reds, oranges and yellows amongst swamp cypresses and birches.

Visit Sheffield Park for stunning landscapes ideal for individuals and families alike – did we mention there’s a woodland play trail! Take a sneak preview here.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Known worldwide for its array of spectacular autumn colour, we suggest taking a longer lunch break for this one; or leaving it until the weekend to work those neglected muscles. With over 2,500 types of tree from all corners of the world (Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile…) these historic gardens date back to the 1850s.Take a walk along one of the 17miles of accessible pathways or choose a guided walk or workshop if you have a bit of extra time.

Visit the Old Arboretum for landscaped beautyor the ancient silk wood for semi-natural woodland and exotic plantings. Visit their website for more information here.

Lyme Park, nr Peak District

Discover 1,300 acres of garden, moorlands and deer park resting on the edge of the Peak District. With magnificent views you can roam the tranquil rose gardens or one of the many trailed walks where you can experience the wild rugged nature of the uplands.

If you wish to explore these medieval grounds and roam wild with the wild deer at Lyme Park you can do so on foot, cycling and horse-riding. Look here for more information about all the parks and gardens.

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest Garden

In the heart of the Kent High Weald area you’ll find 2,000 acres of forest including a 300 acre pinetum.

Containing over 12,000 trees the pinetum is alight with fiery leaves throughout the autumn months. You can check out the substantial conifer collection whilst walking, cycling or even mountain biking through one of the most beautiful spots in the country

Have a look for yourselves here and getting planning your next lunchtime adventure

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Take a walk amongst a 1000 species of plant at the National Trust’s only dedicated arboretum. Set amongst the Surrey hills Winkworth arboretum provides a kaleidoscope of autumnal colour.

Stroll through Badgers Bowl; an ideal spot to soak in the atmosphere, visit the tranquil lakes for beautiful views or for the more adventurous among you hike to one of the many viewpoints so you can appreciate the full beauty of this arboretum.

Visit the National Trust website here for more information and upcoming events here, don’t forget your camera for this one!

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Revel in this stunning 2650acre woodland this autumn and capture the beautiful canopy of oranges, reds and golden colours. The scenic location is host to a world famous landscaped garden dating back to the 1740s.

If you want to feel the crunch of leaves beneath your feet and the ancient woodland and magnificent lake centrepiece, visit their website here and plan your trip this autumn.

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

Explore 2,000acres of mature woodland at Ashridge Estate where you can find mighty oaks and Beachwood’s. The ancient grounds are rife with warm earthy colours during the coming autumn months, ideal for a relaxing stroll or longer more strenuous adventures.

Whether you chose to climb the Bridgewater Monument for striking aerial views or search the local wildlife for deer, Ashridge is the ideal escape.

Check out their website here for walking, cycling and horse riding through the ancient woodlands.

These are just some of our favourite locations to stretch our legs and relish in the golden colours of a British autumn. So whether you chose to visit one of these or discover walks of your own don’t forget there’s work to be done too!

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Posted by Paul Randall
24th September 2014