Autumn colours and competitions

Autumn is a colourful time of year. Just wander along the drive towards Charlecote’s Elizabethan Gatehouse and you’ll know. Golden yellows, evergreens and the odd flash of crimson red provide sumptuous views as far as you can see!

Autumnal views to the Gatehouse at Charlecote Park / Jana Eastwood

Autumnal views to the Gatehouse at Charlecote Park / Jana Eastwood

If you’re a keen nature photographer, you’ll also be a big fan of this season. Deer rutting, fungi blooming and leaves falling make wonderful subject matter. So it is an ideal time of year for a photography competition. Or perhaps two…

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Our friends at Cotswold Outdoors have joined forces with National Trust in the Midlands for this seasonal competition.


All we ask of you is to share an autumnal shot with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and use the hashtags #NTMidlandsComp . Full terms and conditions are listed on the website and it is important you read them. The closing deadline for the competition is midnight 31.10.16.

leaves-cahrlecoteThe winner will receive a voucher for £100 for Cotswold Outdoor – our official outdoor retailer.

If you need some inspiration to plan an autumnal walk, head over to our website where Cotswold Outdoor have helped to pull together some great walks in the Midlands.

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But alas, if you don’t manage to meet the competition deadline of 31 October perhaps you’ll be interested in the ‘Capability Colours’ competition instead.

Here at the Capability Brown Festival we thought we would celebrate the vibrant vistas of a Capability Brown site in autumn with a new photography competition, #CapabilityColours.

To enter, all you have to do is share a photo with us on social media with the hashtag #CapabilityColours. The photo must be taken of a recognised Brown site (see our map), and show off the beautiful foliage. Any UK resident over the age of 18 can take part.

Stowe aerial photograph, Credit: National Trust Images, Mike Calnan

Stowe from the air (National Trust Images, Mike Calnan)

Prizes in this competition include books and hampers from selected Brownian sites. For full information and terms visit the Capability Brown website.

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Top tip:
Thinking of photographing Charlecote?
Here are our favoured locations to take your snaps.

Good luck!


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