North Yorkshire is renowned for its beauty hotspots, many of which make fantastic locations for you to visit throughout autumn. Whether you’re partial to enjoying a relaxing stroll or are simply looking for more ways of getting outside, the region is scattered with gorgeous walks for you to try over the coming season. An Arboretum is always a wonderful option if you’re looking to marvel at the falling leaves, and Thorp Perrow Arboretum is no exception. Watch as the plethora of trees change colour from a luscious green to vibrant amber and scarlet, creating a dramatic backdrop. “We celebrate this stunning season with guided tours led by Curator, Faith and Fungus Forays which offer a fascinating insight into the world of Fungi in the Arboretum”, says the team at Thorp Perrow, meaning that this is definitely worth a visit.
Elsewhere in North Yorkshire, the 1000-acre landscape of Castle Howard and the 19th-century architecture has an incredible history that is sure to intrigue you whilst you wander around. Wrap up warm as you view the grounds before heading inside, where “friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to share stories with you as you tour the house at your own pace, exploring a treasure trove of inspiring architecture and interiors, as well as world-renowned collections.” The castle often has a series of exhibitions available for you to browse, normally related to its past.
If you’re looking for somewhere with sweeping views out over North Yorkshire, then Sutton Bank National Park Centre is the place for you. Follow the winding paths through the rolling hills either on foot or by bike to appreciate the natural, unspoilt beauty of the area. Entry to the national park is free, and bikes are available to hire, allowing you to navigate one of the many paths and trails which are outlined, all of which are signposted along the way.
There are a number of walks which you will find conveniently close to your hotel in Scarborough for you to sample, with Broxa Forest one of the most picturesque. The six-mile circular route is suitable for all walking abilities and is adaptable to make it slightly shorter if the chilly autumn air begins to pick up. The forest surroundings come to life during autumn, with the fiery avenues towering above you as you walk. Plus, with the forest dating back to the 12th century, it is a great opportunity to see various species of plants.
Peasholm Park is regularly voted as one of the best parks in the UK and it is easy to see why. Open all year round, the park is transformed in autumn, making it a hotspot not to be missed. The glistening lake is at its focal point, with the chance to hire a boat not to be missed. The oriental influence is evident as you take a stroll through the park, with the layout incorporating lily ponds and bridges, as well as sculptures made from tree stumps to follow the theme.
SIGHTSEEING IN NORTH YORKSHIRE THIS AUTUMN