“The mellow autumn came, and with it came the promised party.” – Lord Byron, probably one thing you could trust him on was to spot an opportunity for a good time. And surely autumn is the best of times. Glowing leaves, crisp skies, bright berries urging us to get out there and snatch the last golden days before the winter dark. New England may have ‘leaf-peeping’ hotlines, but the beech-woods of Bucks have their own enchantments. Even when it rains.
I love autumn…. So was delighted to be asked to pick some places to enjoy autumn in Bucks (even if it rains) for Buckinghamshire Life magazine.
And here’re links to the places I wrote about –
For fairy-tale grandeur and innovative art installations
Chiltern Open Air Museum
For being open at night-time on Halloween, harvest traditions and stories by the fire in the roundhouse
For all things apple and for being a secret WWII map-making base, codename ‘Operation Hillside’
For neoclassical elegance and for having a ‘Lust and Illicit Love’ path and a pumpkin hunting trail through the grounds
For the Rothschilds creating a trackway through the woods for their zebra & cart, but mainly for the Gruffalo….