Where to see Autumnal colours in the Lake District

03 October 2022 by Rachel Wilson

Where to see Autumnal colours in the Lake District

The Lake District is stunning during all times of the year but the autumn colours are hard to beat as it shows the UNESCO World Heritage site off at its best. As the tourist traffic dissipates, the trees turn into a fantastic tapestry of colours and the valleys become cool, crisp and peaceful. In this blog, we’ll share with you where to see some magical autumnal sights.

Tarn Hows

We’ve mentioned Tarn Hows before in our Family Friendly walks blog and it would be the perfect place to go for a stroll in autumn. The trees surrounding the glassy tarn are reflected in the water giving a mirror image of the captivating autumn colours.


The Borrowdale valley is the most wooded valley in the Lake District, making it one of the best places to see the autumn colours. Taking a hike up the relatively easy Castle Crag will reward you with picturesque scenery of the entire valley and the patchwork of colours.


One of the best places for hiking in the Lake District is the Langdale Valley because of the amount of walks accessible from the valley floor and the incredible views offered from anywhere in the valley. Autumn in Langdale is especially stunning because of the morning ethereal mist and vivid autumn colours contrasting from the bracken and trees.

If you want the soft crunch of autumn leaves under your feet, then visiting the Lake District in autumn is definitely for you. Check out our Lake District range here for guides, Lap Maps and souvenirs.

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