Location: Tetbury, Cotswolds
Autumn, my favourite time of year. ‘Tis the season for cosy nights in and copious amounts of hot chocolate consumption, totally guilt-free of course.
Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, is the most stunning spot for a Sunday stroll. Any day of the week in fact, but particularly in autumn.
There was a lot of drizzle during my visit a few weekends ago, but I tried not to let it rain on my parade. No. I put my hat on, sipped on hot chocolate and snapped away to my hearts content. There’s something really relaxing about going on an autumnal walk, despite the colder weather. It’s a chance to clear the cobwebs, get a bit of exercise and soak up all of nature’s glory.
Within five minutes of starting our walk I stumbled upon this beautiful scene. The Red Tree District, as I like to call it, where tourists like to gather and take in life’s natural beauty.
The beautiful bed of blood red leaves.
It took fifteen minutes standing in the relentless rain to capture this scene without another tourist stepping into the frame. I actually had a queue of people standing behind me when I took this shot #bloggerproblems
You won’t beleave your eyes when you witness how beautiful this place is IRL. Every time you look up you see a rainbow of vivid colours, from gorgeous greens to fiery reds…
I really didn’t mean to co-ordinate my hat with the trees, honest!
With every red tree comes another photo opportunity. I found this one all by itself so I took full advantage until the next bus load of tree-lovers caught up with us.
Before venturing any further, we took a detour back to base aka the refreshment area – more hot chocolate was needed. There’s also a gift shop next door which doubles up as a great spot to shelter from the rain! That’s my excuse, anyway…
With winter starting to settle in, I’m not sure how long these Autumn shades will be sticking around for. Talk about fifty shades of green, orange, yellow, red… and one grey sky on this occasion.
When you think it couldn’t get more colourful…
Tall or short, fat or thin – you can find trees of all shapes and sizes in these neck of the woods. There are walking trails to follow which last between one and two hours, or you can roam free, be spontaneous and take whatever path you come across.
Perhaps a little late to post, but with an Enchanted Christmas just around the corner I thought I’d share these photos to tempt you. From now until the 18th December, why not book a festive tree-t and enjoy their Christmas light show – it’s bound to be spectacular!