Explore your local forests on a guided walk this autumn.
Woods are synonymous with autumn – the amber glow of the trees, leaves crunching under foot, the sight of rutting deer and the weather serving up anything from a crisp breeze and blue skies to moody damp days full of inviting puddles.
To celebrate all that is great about woodland walking, grab your boots, wellies and walking poles and get stuck into a Walk in the Woods, in association with the Tree Council’s Walk in the Woods, from 27 October to 4 November.
Ramblers walk leaders will be running over 80 walks from Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire to the Wyre Forest in Warwickshire ranging from easy three-mile strolls to strenuous 14 mile hikes.
All walks take in a significant stretch of forest or woodland, making them a great opportunity to enjoy a tree-lined walk full of woodland wildlife in a safe and sociable atmosphere.
Walking through woodlandThe walks are free and open to all with highlights including a four mile amble among autumn colours and ancient oaks in Savernake Forest with the North East Wilts Ramblers and an eight mile walk through Detchant Park with the Berwick Ramblers.
To find an autumn outing near you visit our Group Walks Finder to browse our list of walks or use our mapping search to pin point a walk – just add your chosen location and choose “A Walk in the Woods” as your theme.
Let us know which woods you visit by posting on our Facebook page or sending us a tweet. You can also help support our Branch Out campaign by writing to your local paper to tell them what’s great about woodland walking. For more information about the Tree Council visit www.treecouncil.org.uk.
A Walk in the Woods, in association with the Tree Council’s Walk in the Woods: