Top 10 scenes of seasonal splendour
Hampshire is full of autumnal scenes this month, so we asked the county’s photographers to share their secret spots for stunning vistas
Take a circular tour around the lake through Hawley Woods for stunning autumnal views. If surroundings seem familiar, it is because part of the latest Jurassic World movie was set here. Watch out for those stray dinosaurs!
Getting there: Park on the hard standing before the sailing club where trails will lead you around the lake and through the woodland. Old Minley Rd, Camberley, GU17 9QG
HAROLD HILLIER GARDENS
The stunning collection of trees and plants at Harold Hillier Gardens really come in to their own during autumn as this photograph shows. With lots to explore for all the family as well as a busy events calendar, there is always something new to experience.
Getting there: Open 10am to 6pm, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, SO51 0QA. Entrance fees start at £10.90 for adults and £2.60 for children. Under 5s go free. Concessions also available.
MARK ASH WOOD
Some may argue there’s no finer place than the New Forest for autumn colour, and this photograph of
Mark Ash Wood shows off the area perfectly. Go off the beaten track in the Forest this month, and you are sure to be greeted with similar scenes.
Getting there: Grid reference, SU 2465 0730, approx postcode, SO43 7GQ. You could park at Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Drive Car Park and follow the grid reference (approx 1 minute walk).
ST GILES HILL
Get a different perspective of Winchester from this incredible view point just 10 minutes from the city centre. Look down over landmarks such as Wolvesey Castle and Winchester College and take in the beautiful autumn scenes.
Getting there: Park at Chesil Multi-storey, Barfield Close, Winchester, SO23 0HU and take a climb up the steep steps to the park and viewpoint.
ALTON ABBEY GARDENS
The tranquil grounds behind this Anglican Benedictine Monastery are full of red, gold and green as the season changes this month. Find out more about the monks living there on page 40.
Getting there: The Abbey grounds are open to visitors to wander any time during daylight hours. Abbey of Our Lady & St. John, Abbey Rd, Alton, GU34 4AP