The summer has once more disappeared but you can still rely on an autumn spectacular in your local woodlands. Now is the best time to go for a stroll and enjoy the autumnal soft light, kick the blanket of leaves on the ground and collect a few conkers en route.
Woodlands are stunning all year-round, but take a walk now and you will not only be rewarded with the vibrant colours of yellow, mustard, gold, orange and russet and a whole palette of fading greens but are more than likely to come across some impressive fungi on the forest floor or clinging to fallen deadwood. Amongst the various woodland walks available in the Elmbridge Healthy Walks autumn programme, why not look at the following options this month:
- Monday 9 October – 11am to 12.30pm – Esher Commons. Meet in Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1BG
- Thursday 12 October – 2pm to 3.15pm – Nordic Walk around Bushy Park. Meet in Pheasantry Café car park, Bushy Park TW11 0EQ
- Friday 13 October – 10.30am to 12pm and Tuesday 7 November – 11am to 12pm. Fungi Walks on Esher Common. On these walks, Dave Page, Countryside Team, will show you how to identify common and not so common species. Meet in Copsem Lane car park, Esher KT10 9HH
- Monday 16 October – 10.30am to 12.30pm. Autumn Views over Mickleham. Meet at the Cock Inn, Church Lane, Headley, KT18 6LE
- Tuesday 24 October – 10.30am to 11.30am – Whiteley Village Woods. Meet at the corner of North Avenue and Coombe Lane, KT12 4EL
- Monday 30 October – 2pm to 3pm – Around Middle Pond. Meet in Meet in Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1BG
- Tuesday 31 October – 10.45am to 12pm. Claremont Gardens. Meet at the entrance on Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9GH
Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “We are so lucky that our walk leaders are able to offer such a selection of walks every day. Why don’t you have a look at the full programme online and join them to enjoy the fresh autumn air, relax and enjoy a stroll in the countryside?”
The Healthy Walks are free to join. They are classified by pace, gradient and length of time. They are less than 3 miles long. You can find out more at elmbridge.gov.uk/healthywalks.
If you would like to receive a copy of the programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01372 474574.