CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cotswold Life today CLICK HERE

19 pictures that prove autumn is the best time to visit the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 15:29 13 September 2018

Autumn in Stratford Park, Stroud (c) P J Photography / Shutterstock

Autumn in Stratford Park, Stroud (c) P J Photography / Shutterstock

Archant

Crunchy leaves under foot, bracing walks in beautiful countryside, mugs of hot chocolate in cosy tea rooms and charming pubs with roaring fireplaces – what’s not to love about autumn in the Cotswolds?

Admire the collection of trees to be found at Westonbirt Aboretum bursting with colour once the summer comes to an end...

...and spot the golden yellows and rich reds which fill the trees of Batsford Aboretum.

DSCF3935

Enjoy a quieter moment in the popular, pretty villages of Bourton-on-the-Water...

...and Lower Slaughter, as the colder weather draws in.

Lower Slaughter In The Cotswolds

There are plenty of places to enjoy an autumn walk including Minster Lovell Hall...

Autumn 2..Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire.

...or through the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace...

Blenheim Palace

...or even Laurie Lee’s stomping ground – Slad Valley!

glos-1-091016

Feel the leaves crunch beneath your feet in the Forest of Dean...

Autumn in the Forest of Dean

...and embrace the mesmerising autumnal view from the top of Symonds Yat.

autumn landscape1-Symonds Yat

The morning mist captured in Colt St. Aldwyns is breathtaking...

Cotswolds Morning Mist

...and within the trees of Badbury Hill too!

Misty Woodland [EXPLORED]

Leaves begin to litter the banks of the River Eye, Lower Slaughter...

Lower Slaughter

...and cover the Cotswold countryside in hues of yellow, orange and red.

The Little Puddle

The autumnal weather is the perfect excuse to warm up in a cosy tea room...

Tea Rooms in Bradford-on-Avon

...indulge in an afternoon tea...

2/365 Afternoon tea

...or visit a Cotswold countryside pub and grab a seat in front of the fireplace.

the Ebrington Arms

We might be biased but we love spending our time in the Cotswolds all year round...

Cotswolds Autumn

However there’s something rather special about autumn...

Glimpse of sunlight

...and we hope you agree!

Cotswold Autumn

For those who long for a snowy scene or the first signs of spring, these articles may be more to you liking!

 

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & about

52 minutes ago

The Cotswolds are abundant with picture perfect locations ideal for a ramble. Gather loved ones, wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs with one of these winter walks in the region

Read more
Mon, 13:15

Tracy Spiers takes an impressive, if hypothetical, budget on a shopping spree in Cheltenham’s independent stores

Read more
Mon, 12:23

Get out and enjoy seasonal celebrations with a Cotswold twist

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

If you’re looking for things to do in the Cotswolds this month, we have gathered plenty of events for you to pop in your diary

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK are saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket, including a number of venues in the Cotswolds

Read more
Monday, December 3, 2018

“We’re looking forward to lots of festive fun this Christmas festival and hope to welcome lots of people to our town.”

Read more
Monday, November 26, 2018

“Faringdon upholds old-fashioned values through its traditional shops, personal service and shop owners who go the extra mile to make their customers feel at home.”

Read more
Friday, November 23, 2018

Home to some of the country’s most breathtaking architecture and picturesque gardens, the Cotswolds boasts plenty of beautiful stately homes you need to visit. We pick eight special locations that are made even more magical during Christmas time

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Taking the classroom outdoors is fun, inspires fresh ideas, broadens horizons – and encourages a new generation to enjoy and care for the Cotswolds

Read more
Monday, November 19, 2018

Chipping Campden – once the meeting place for a council of Saxon kings – now offers the warmest of welcomes to all its visitors, from the humble shopper to the seasonal shin-kicker

Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2018

As well as three days of action-packed racing and tradition, there’s plenty to do away from the course at this year’s November Meeting. Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster, shares his 14 suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Warwickshire town of Alcester is considered one of the best understood Roman settlements in the country. Tracy Spiers digs below the surface to discover its hidden jewels

Read more

Thanks to the impact of ground-breaking comedy This Country, the quiet market town of Northleach has become one of the Cotswolds’ hottest film locations. Katie Jarvis is sent to investigate

Read more
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stephen Roberts walks in the footsteps of the Oxford scholar who enjoyed attending parties dressed as a polar bear, and once chased a neighbour while dressed as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search