In good company with trails in Cornwall, the Welsh Highlands and the bracing hills of Scotland, two picturesque Gloucestershire destinations have been named in The i newspaper's list of the UK's 30 prettiest autumn walks.
Gloucestershire's beauty is already well known to those who live here, and SoGlos has many recommendations for where to view the best of the county, such as our round up of 11 of the most beautiful walks in Gloucestershire and the 9 best places to see stunning autumn colour in Gloucestershire — with the ancient trees of the Forest of Dean making an appearance in both lists.
Mentioning the popular Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst, the publication told readers to 'follow the purple markers through the trees on the four-and-a-half mile sculpture trail, featuring 18 artworks, each a fascinating interpretation of the forest environment and the area's history.'
While beloved for its bevy of animals and activities for children, Cotswold Farm Park also gets a mention in the list, for its two free family-friendly wildlife walks.
The i recommended the one and two-mile walks at the park for their routes through the hills within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and also suggested a bite to eat in the Ox Shed, renowned for delicious seasonal food, afterwards.