Arboretums in autumn are spectacles to behold, and even more so for photographers who know how to capture their splendour in timeless fashion. Below we’ve rounded up our picks for the best arboretums in the UK for capturing autumn colours and textures.
What’s more, we’ve provide sat-nav friendly postcodes for each arboretum. What’s your favourite UK arboretum? Let us know!
Best UK arboretums for autumn colours
01 Kilmun Arboretum
Argyll and Bute, PA23 8SE
Discover a range of lovely walks of varying degrees of difficulty in this part of the Argyll Forest Park in Scotland. The background scenery of Holy Loch and Loch Eck is absolutely stunning.
02 Castlewellan Forest Park
Co Down, BT31 9BU
With its walled garden, mountains, castle and mile-long lake, few arboretums boast such a photogenic location as Castlewellan.
03 Thorp Perrow Arboretum
North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS
Keep your family entertained at the bird of prey and mammal centre while you find the best shooting spots on this 85-acre site.
04 Bodenham Arboretum
Worcestershire, DY11 5TB
Nestling in a valley 20 miles west of Birmingham, this arboretum has plenty of pools and lakes, offering scope for colourful reflection shots.
05 Lynford Arboretum
Norfolk, IP26 5HW
It’s a good idea to take a telephoto lens in addition to a wide-angle, as you may see hawfinches, firecrests and crossbills here.
06 Westonbirt Aboretum
Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS
The National Arboretum is the ruby in Britain’s autumn crown. You need to get there early to beat the crowds, especially at weekends.
07 Winkworth Arboretum
Surrey, GU8 4AD
The picturesque slopes of this National Trust-owned hillside property lead down to the lake and boathouse – perfect focal points!
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