Autumn walking adventures

Autumn mushrooms

There’s no need to pine for summer with all the joys in store for walkers in autumn. Trees turning hues of bronze and gold, mushrooms popping up (some of them edible) in field and forest and hedgerows reminding us that autumn is still the season of plenty.

So whether you’re a keen forager, enjoy the sight of falling leaves (and crunching them underfoot) or simply want to get your wellies out of hiding, we’ve got lots of walking routes for you to choose from to help you enjoy this season outdoors.

Take to the trees on walks among beech woods in the Chilterns and some of the oldest branches in Worcestershire, discover an ancient woodland in Oxfordshire and the inspiring National Forest or tackle remote tree-lined tracks in the West Highlands and forest trails in Snowdonia.

But not it’s not just about walking in the woods. Autumn is also a great opportunity to see heather and gorse at their best on the Pembrokeshire coastgo in search of wild fruits in the Upper Cam Valley or catch a glimpse of salmon on the move in Yorkshire’s limestone country.

These routes and many more can all be found in our online library of downloadable walking routes which is packed with over 1300 routes carefully developed and checked by our volunteers to help you find inspiring places to walk all year long.

Each route has a description with directions and details of interesting things you might spot along the way as well as a choice of map layers including Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer. You can view your route online, print it off to take with you or download GPS data to keep you on course.

If you’re a Ramblers member and have registered on the website you can access all the routes in our collection simply by logging in and browsing the library. If you're not a member you can register to get access to shorter introductory routes or join to view them all.

For more inspiration for your next walking adventure read our seasonal blogs on wild food and wildlife to find out what to look out for this autumn.