Autumn is now well on its way and many of us will remember going to Harvest Festivals as children to celebrate and give thanks for a good harvest.
Autumn brings with it trees in wonderful colour, comforting stews, walks through woods, that feeling that the year is coming to an end.
It’s a time to pick damsons, gather seeds (the Tree Council has Seed Gathering Season to encourage us all to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future.) And it’s a time to try different varieties of apples, try apple bobbing, give local cider a go and try pressing apples yourself!
The National Trust has plenty of places where you can have a go at pressing apples, taste apple juice and try apple bobbing. Or you can try heritage tomatoes and fruits and veg from the kitchen gardens. There are harvest trails, wine tastings, gin tastings, orchard days, cider making, one venue even has an archery apple challenge!Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve is among 7 amazing autumn walks
picked by the National Trust For Scotland