Thorp Perrow

Route: Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 1st November 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 3.0 miles

Weather: Cloudy 

Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England, including 5 National Collections. The garden is laid out in sections, each of which connects with its neighbour via paths, grass walks, glades, bays, or avenues. There are trees from all over the world, including 51 Champion Trees which are recorded and designated by the Tree Register of the British Isles

On arrival I was given a map of the gardens, but as on my previous visits to this place I decided to wander around rather than follow a route. There are numerous tempting paths, and it’s best to go where your fancy takes you. The map is useful though, as it’s easy to lose your bearings

At this time of year the great glory of the gardens is the stunning autumn foliage which today gave a wonderful display, despite the fact that the weather was rather overcast

I spent a couple of hours walking around the 100 acres of grounds and every step was a delight

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