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Will the first signs of autumn come early in the Forest of Dean?

Posted on 30th August 2014

Following the hot and dry weather of the summer and the more recent wetter and cooler climate, the Forest Commission England has suggested that the first signs of autumn may appear sooner.

With ‘leaf-peeping’ being a popular hobby in the USA, where people travel to specific destinations to view the autumn foliage, it is thought that many in the UK will begin to follow this trend.

Symonds Yat Rock in the Forest of Dean has attracted many visitors from across the country in previous years, who come to view the impressive trees that range from the native beech to the oak and ash, making it a wonderful location for viewing the change in seasons.

This stunning part of the British countryside also boasts breath-taking views of the River Wye, as well as forest trails, an ancient hill fort and great places to spot wildlife.

Usually the changing colours of the foliage begins in mid-September and this is one of the many things you can experience during Forest of Dean cottage holidays in autumn.

Image Credit: Nic Trott (Flickr)