The leaves are beginning to turn and there’s that little chill in the air that tells you autumn is well and truly here. We’ve put together a list of some of the best places to see the best autumn views, and get that perfect Instagram-worthy shot.

City parks

There are loads of fantastic parks in the city to explore and see the autumn sights. Abbey Park is full of trees, shrubs and the boating lake, which gives you the perfect opportunity to get that ideal autumn shot.

If you take a wander up tree-lined New Walk you can get some spectacular shots as you kick through the fallen piles of leaves and raid the conker trees.

At the top, you’ll find yourself at Victoria Park, where the wide open spaces are the ideal frame for those autumnal scenes, and get there at the right time and you’ll be treated to a spectacular sunset

On the outskirts

Leicester is surrounded by amazing green spaces, and you’ll be able to find some beautiful areas to take create your seasonal masterpiece. To the south of the city, Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby is filled with wonderful tree-lined paths and backed by open fields

And in the north you can spend hours circling the lakes at Watermead Country Park including the Birstall Nature reserve. Wildlife and waterfowl is there in abundance. Get there early and capture the ideal sunrise

Native and exotic plants create the most incredible vistas at Leicester’s Botanic Gardens near the racecourse. From broad leafed horse chestnuts and oak trees through to giant redwoods and delicate Japanese Acers.

Into the forest

We’ve recently been focused on the National Forest, and the Charnwood area is the perfect place to capture incredible landscapes and the beauty of nature in abundance. Bradgate Park is the perfect place to capture wild deer in their natural environment.

And the nearby Swithland Woods are the perfect example of ancient woodland, and the half a million year old landscape is where a young David Attenborough used to hunt for fossils.




  1. Hari
    Our city’s urban nature is all around us so let’s pause, observe and admire it in this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. The county’s natural woodland landscape is stunning too. Let’s do everything we can to protect and preserve urban and rural beauty in the county of Leicestershire. We owe it to ourselves and to future generations.

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