COLOURS OF AU­TUMN HAVE AR­RIVED

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EX­PE­RI­ENCE a ‘Great Bri­tish Walk’ at Cliveden this au­tumn. The Na­tional Trust man­sion and es­tate in Taplow is set above the river Thames and has over 370 acres of gar­dens to ex­plore.

Wood­land trails, vista walks and in­tro­duc­tory walks into the woodlands are all on of­fer at this Na­tional Trust ‘Atumn Gem’. Beech woodlands are one of Cliveden’s high­lights – his­tor­i­cally, while the gar­dens im­pressed visi­tors, the woodlands held many charms for the peo­ple who lived at Cliveden all year round.

The trees change colour in Oc­to­ber be­fore drop­ping their leaves to re­veal views over sur­round­ing coun­try­side.

For red leaf and berry colours head to the Wa­ter Gar­den in late Oc­to­ber, where yel­lows and crim­sons of Nor­way and Ja­panese maples min­gle with the am­ber and deep pur­ple leaves of the Liq­uidambar tree.

Look out for the ac­ers, which can be seen on any visit but will fea­ture in Cliveden’s Gar­den Tours which will take place at 2pm ev­ery Tues­day in Oc­to­ber - free but usual ad­mis­sion ap­plies. Guided Ranger Walks are avail­able on se­lected dates across Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber. Rachel Forsyth, lead ranger at Cliveden, said: “Our Guided Ranger Walks are a unique op­por­tu­nity to see the wider es­tate through the eyes of the team who know it so well. But if you pre­fer to ex­plore in­de­pen­dently then our trails are a great way to see more be­yond the grounds. In au­tumn the woods re­ally come alive and are a per­fect op­tion for those peo­ple who are keen on the coun­try­side and want to get to know Cliveden a lit­tle bet­ter.”

The Na­tional Trust in part­ner­ship with Cotswold Out­doors is invit­ing the public to walk at Cliveden as part of the Great Bri­tish Walk.

Run­ning un­til Oc­to­ber 23, this year’s fes­ti­val will en­cour­age ev­ery­one from ca­sual walk­ers to sea­soned ram­blers to ex­plore out­doors.

With the self-guided trails and online in­struc­tions you can down­load the routes be­fore you set out.

You are in­vited to share your favourite Cliveden walk on Twit­ter @ Clive­denNT us­ing the hash­tag #GBwalk.

Guided Ranger Walks will be held on Satur­day Septem­ber 26, Sun­day Septem­ber 20, Oc­to­ber 4 and Oc­to­ber 18, 2pm un­til 3.30pm

Free, no book­ing re­quired. Ar­rive early to en­sure you se­cure a place. On a first come, first served ba­sis.

Tues­day Gar­den Tours will be held on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2pm un­til 3.30pm

Free, no book­ing re­quired. Ar­rive early to en­sure you se­cure a place. On a first come, first served ba­sis.

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