Batsford Arboretum is a firm favourite with our Little Trekkers. More compact than Westonbirt and Stourhead, it has an intimate and welcoming atmosphere, and you really do feel at liberty to wander amongst the trees.
Set on a hillside with superb views over the surrounding countryside, it’s a fantastic setting. Yesterday it was ablaze with autumn colour, and the beech trees in particular seemed to be on fire. Leaves were falling gently, spiralling in the light breeze, and with the sun streaming through them each one seemed to be made of gold.
Little Sister was determined to catch one, and after a while hurtling to-and-fro in vain, decided to stand directly under a branch and wait!With the trees in all their autumn glory, this is the ideal time to visit, so if you happen to be in the area then it’s definitely worth a detour.
Written by Helen & Ian on Monday, 06 November 2017.
Posted in South West