Nestled in the Cotswold countryside lies the 600-acre arboretum of Westonbirt. The vast collection of Victorian trees offers a kaleidoscope of autumnal colour, from the vibrant reds of the Japanese maple to the burnt umbers of the walnut trees.

The forest has two seasonal trials– The Old Arboretum leads you through expansive vistas and canopied hide-aways amongst trees from all over the world. And the other, Silk Wood, offers a longer, dog-friendly walk where the stunning Japanese maple trail can be found.

Winding paths through the vast, dense forest captivate you into hours of exploration. Towering trees shelter the Eden-like woodland, where shafts of light dapple through the branches and its leaves flutter down, carpeting the ground in a scattering of colour. The soft autumn sun warms the hues of the forest tinting the foliages gold, whilst misted dewy grass lingers in its shadows.

Once you tire from all the walking, head to the nearby market town of Tetbury. With over 1,300 years of history, the historic town boasts a rich heritage. Meander through the cluster of antique shops or warm up with some tea at Cafe Edge. Be sure to check out the 16-century Market House in the centre which holds markets twice a month.