The sprawling heath in Hampstead is one of the most beautiful places in London this time of year.
I took a walk through the trails in the woods and later up Parliament Hill (photos of that part for another time) and brought my camera along to capture the pretty colours.
Joggers, families walking dogs and couples holding hands stuck to the main paths so it was easy to find complete silence on some of the trails through the woods.
The ground was a blanket of Autumn colour, the air fresh and wildlife scurrying about.
The branches above were still losing their leaves.
It was, of course, drizzly (it is London afterall) and the leaves were shining.
Wild mushrooms cling to the branches, some flowers are still in bloom and the bushes around Kenwood House are pretty reds and orange.
There are even lots of pretty magpies flitting through the trees…
Perfect for a lazy Sunday stroll.
Crunching leaves under your feet, leaves floating down when a breeze comes through and squirrels chasing each other along the branches above your head, it’s a great escape from the rush of the city streets.
Either take the Northern line to Hampstead or the London overground to the Hampstead Heath station.
After the walk, warm up with rum and chocolate crepes at La Creperie on the high street or pop into one of the many bakeries, pubs or warm book shops.