One thing we always like to do at this time of year is to go and see the trees in all their autumn glory. I wrote something similar this time last year, but am unashamedly going to say it again if you haven’t yet been for an autumn walk amongst the leaves, then you really should go now. In the Old Arboretum at Westonbirt, the trees are simply spectacular.
The scale and variety of colour is incredible with every shade of red, orange, yellow, and green, it really is like walking through a rainbow. Words simply cannot do it justice and there were times when all we could do was gaze, speechless, not only at the kaleidoscope of leaves, but at the tracery of the branches stretching skyward.
Little Brother and Little Sister had great fun getting into hidey-holes under and between the trees, and then spent ages playing ninepins with nine fir cones and a crab apple, just like Squirrel Nutkin. We also had a short foray into Silk Wood (the less formal part of the Arboretum which also allows dogs) to try out the new Treetop Walkway and climb the ‘Crow’s Nest’ to get a view of the autumn leaves from above.I’d say the colour right now surpasses anything we’ve seen for a good few years, so do make time to go and see autumn for yourself.
Written by Helen & Ian on Sunday, 30 October 2016.
Posted in South West