Leaf Peepers Cottages - the prime location to discover leaf peeping within the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean Leaf Peepers Cottages - the prime location to discover leaf peeping within the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean Leaf Peepers Cottages - the prime location to discover leaf peeping within the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean Leaf Peepers Cottages - the prime location to discover leaf peeping within the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean Leaf Peepers Cottages - the prime location to discover leaf peeping within the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean Beautiful lake walks amazing trails out of Leaf Peepers Cottages - the prime location to discover leaf peeping within the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean

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Leaf Peepers trail, START FROM our FABULOUS location

Leaf Peeping is a term growing in popularity here in the UK which has come from North America where people enjoy travelling to view and photograph the changing season, as the foliage turns from summer greens to the yellows, reds and golds of autumn.

With over 20 million trees spread across 200 square miles, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is a heaven for leaf peepers. Home to a wide variety of majestic oak, ash, birch, beech, larch, sweet chestnut and many more, the foliage lights up as the days start to draw in, creating an indulgent visual feast. We have many fine examples of these within our own grounds!

Follow the special Leaf Peeping Drive through sweeping countryside with river views across ancient woodland before delving deeper into 10 hotspots en route to enjoy breath-taking views, riverside walks, lakes and arboretums drenched in autumnal colour. It's doable in a day at 50 miles and Wharton Lodge Cottages provide the ideal start and end point. Or, you can simply choose shorter sections to combine with the many other activities our region has to offer.

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