Get a grandstand view of Bodelwyddan Castle’s stags in fierce head-to-head mating battles at the peak of deer rutting season.
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Tramp through Sherwood Forest (15 minutes’ drive from Thoresby Hall) on richly coloured carpets of auburn, yellow and orange fallen leaves.
Do as Studley Castle’s Hideaway suggests and tuck up with a drink and good book in the most secret of the trio of lounges.
Order that first (and second and third) of the season’s delicious pumpkin-spiced lattes.
Layer up with woollies to cycle around Hayling Island. Sinah Warren and Lakeside both have bikes to borrow.
Jump aboard a heritage train for a scenic ride through the West Country. Cricket St. Thomas is within reach of the West Somerset Railway, the UK’s longest heritage railway.
Join one of the gardener’s walks for leaf-kicking trails amid a riot autumnal colour.
Swap the cold for a day of warmth and wellness in the spa at Thoresby Hall or Studley Castle.
Tuck into hearty dishes like slow-cooked stews, fish and chips and Bramley apple tart – the extra fuel will be handy for winter!
Curl up by a roaring log fire in a heritage lounge.