(And for stopping for refreshments too, obviously.)

At this time of year, one of the best things to do is go for a brisk walk around the countryside where you can see the leaves changing colours and the squirrels playing.  If that sounds like the sort of thing you’d like to do, preferably before or after a hearty meal at a local pub or warming hot chocolate at one of the many cafes and tearooms in the county, then read on!

Bournemouth Central Gardens

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Plenty of ☔️ fell in #bournemouth today

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Located in the town centre close to a whole host of amenities and the town beach, you’ll find these gardens which extend from the centre to the Coy Pond. They have been a favourite among walkers since the 1870s and there are several trails to explore.


Make sure to keep this secret, but there is a hidden woodland walk that can be found in Studland. It begins at the Discovery Centre car park at Knoll Beach and is perfect for those of you who love to see this season’s wildlife and the autumn colours.

Kingston Lacy

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Today is the Autumn Equinox. Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to the estate at Kingston Lacy with yellows, oranges and reds painting a breathtaking picture across the garden and parkland. Swipe for a little reminder of what we have to look forward to as the nights start to draw in… #KingstonLacy #AutumnEquinox #AutumnColour #VisitDorset

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This National Trust run garden and property is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year with its abundance of garden and parkland, but in the autumn the trees are all russet and gold and the onsite café has some incredible warming treats to welcome you back after exploring. At the moment, the National Trust require you to book your visit in advance via their website, so do check availability online before travelling and make sure to keep up to date with the latest guidance.

Do you have any other suggestions for incredible autumn walks or places to stop off for treats following a short stroll? You can let us know on Twitter and Facebook!


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