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Top tips to get that fall fix

Sophie Hewitt
9th September 2019

Start crunching through those leaves – autumn has arrived, and we can’t help but get excited for this colourful season!

Whether you’re searching high and low for that perfect Instagram location, the best autumn walks in Hertfordshire, or a place to escape the cold and cosy up with some comfort food, we’ve asked some of our friends to tell us their top tips to make the most of those autumn days out.

Linger in Letchworth

Looking for that perfect autumn walk? You need look no further than Norton Common Local Nature Reserve to get your autumn colour fix this season! With avenues of golden trees and even black squirrels scurrying around the grounds searching for their winter stocks, the reserve is an Instagrammer’s paradise. Autumn walks

A golfer's paradise

Not convinced by those autumn reds yet? How about golfing greens? Our friends from Dacorum Sports Trust recommend blowing away the cobwebs by taking a swing at a round at Little Hay Golf Complex. Once you’ve sharpened up your game, warm up with a coffee (or a tipple) in the Par3 restaurant. Swing into the season

Tuck in

If you’re on the lookout for cosy comfort food, Lussmanns has the answer. Pull up a chair and pour over their autumn menu for a taste of delicious local produce and the very best ingredients. With cathedral views just a stone’s throw from the city’s cobbled streets, we love their St Albans location for an autumn evening. Delicious local food

Cameras rolling

With cooler weather and evenings drawing in, autumn is the perfect time for some movie magic. Grab the popcorn and take a look at some of Hertfordshire's movie links! From Harry Potter, to Starwars and The Favourite, you might be surprised by Hertfordshire's leading role on the big screen. Herts on the big screen

Comfort food

We can rely on the head chef at Sopwell House to tempt us with chocolatey comfort food this season! When it’s blowing a gale outside and you really don’t want to leave the cosiness of slippers and a warm home, they recommend cooking up a pan of delicious chocolate brownies, by following this recipe straight off their Brasserie menu. Chocolate temptation

Foraging finds

According to Ann from North Hertfordshire District Council, Oughtonhead Local Nature Reserve in Hitchin is a twitcher’s paradise in autumn. Hedgerows packed with sloes and berries are the ultimate find for migrating birds, so keep your eyes open and your binoculars handy for redwings and fieldfares! Soaring birds


Adventurous autumn

If you’re feeling chilly the XC has just the thing to banish those cold hands and feet – some adrenaline-fuelled adventure. Conquer the caves, hit the skatepark and if you have a head for heights, test your nerve with the high ropes course. Climb to the top

Rest and relax

Come October, we can all look forward to an extra hour of hibernation when the clocks go back and we can always trust our friends at Champneys to recommend the best way to get that beauty sleep!  If you struggle to drift off after dark, follow their therapists pre-treatment ritual by spritzing a rainbow of Champneys Calming Pillow Mist £12, across the centre of your bed before climbing beneath the sheets. Soothing top notes of lavender, geranium and chamomile will settle your thoughts and help you switch off for a deeply relaxing slumber. Luxurious treats

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