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One of the most spectacular sights on a blowy autumn day and a highlight of the year is the expanse of colour produced by woodlands during this season. Something to brighten our days with the dark of winter looming ahead! We love the autumn colours in West Wales.

Here in West Wales, there are beautiful woodlands to walk and vistas to gaze at. The leaves beginning to change colour in September create a grand spectacle throughout Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

Hafod estate

For golden leaves, visit the Hafod Estate near Aberystwyth. It has an eerily beautiful river, waterfalls, gorges and hillsides buried under the canopy. There are tracks and trails winding through the woods at Bwlch Nant yr Arian. The 18th-century landscape at Dinefwr Park is perfect for an autumn stroll.

Woodland garden in bloom

Acers and Dogwoods brighten up the woodland walks at Colby Woodland Gardens. There are three ancient woodlands of native trees at Green Castle Woods, near Carmarthen. While the Elan Valley’s beautiful displays are set off by its reservoirs and rivers.

For a more formal setting, the display of Nissa, Cornus and Sorrel trees at Aberglasney is a lovely sight. At the same time, the Acers, Maples, Crab Apples and exotic Katsura trees at The National Botanic Garden of Wales are a must-see.

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