You don’t need to travel to New England to see gorgeous autumn colours. Everything you’re looking for is right here in Cornwall – from thick woodland and manicured gardens to wild moorland and rugged coasts. With the help of local guides, we’ve put together the best places to see the autumn leaves this year in Cornwall.
Bodmin Moor, the larger and better-known neighbour of Madron Moor, covers over 200sqkm (77sqmi) and is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). With its sweeping panoramic views across Cornwall, it’s an excellent place to watch the local flora turn a brilliant shade of dark brown and mahogany. From the highest point, known locally as Brown Willy, you can see for miles. Go for a stomp, take in the rich colours of the moorland and watch as the mists roll in. Best to go before November, as the winter winds can make it quite cold later in the year.
Additional reporting by Nicholas Grantham