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Top 5 places for wild autumn colour

Posted: Monday 2nd November 2015 by Community

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Vibrant and stunning displays of colour are all around Gloucestershire - here are our tips for the best sites to visit

Stroud Valleys – for glorious autumn colour visit the Stroud Valleys. Follow the Golden Valley Walk or the Laurie Lee Wildlife Way through the Stroud Valleys and enjoy the vibrant colours across panoramic views.

Lower Woods nature reserve – one of the largest ancient woodlands in the south-west of England, there are over 6 miles of paths and rides to discover. Spectacular colours adorn the trees - flaming beeches join oaks, wild service trees, field maples, hazels, spindles and dogwoods to create an impressive array of autumn colour.

Lancaut nature reserve – with glorious far reaching views across one of the finest landscapes in lowland Britain, Lancaut boasts wild service trees, small-leaved limes and wayfaring-trees amongst yews, beeches, oaks and cherry trees, all contributing to a wonderful array of colours across a stunning view.

Frith Wood nature reserve – spanning the Painswick and Slad Valleys, Frith Wood has an abundance of tall beech trees which offer spectacular displays of autumn colour.

Betty Daw’s nature reserve – predominantly known for its spectacular displays of wild daffodils in the spring, the autumn is also a special time at this nature reserve when it offers up a vibrant display of golden autumn colour to please the senses.


 

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