Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Where To Travel This Autumn – UK

Autumn gives the UK a rainbow of colours, providing stunning backdrops to cities, towns and scenic locations up and down the country.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best places to visit in the UK during autumn.

The New Forest

The New Forest is located in the south-east of England covering south-west Hampshire and south-east Wiltshire. Covering an area of 566km2, with much of the area deemed a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, the New Forest is one of the largest remaining areas of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest. The New Forest also includes the New Forest National Park which is home to a wide variety of animals including wild horses, rare birds, badgers, wolves and more.

Coniston, Lake District

Coniston is a small village in Cumbria, England, located in the southern part of the Lake District. It can be found between Coniston Water, the longest lake in the Lake District, and Coniston Old Man (which is the highest point in Lanarkshire). With plenty of walking routes, you’ll be sure to see some beautiful autumn scenery.

Scottish Highlands

Autumn is a great time to explore the Scottish Highlands. Spread over 25,600km2, the city of Inverness can be found at the heart of the Highlands. With some of the highest mountains in Scotland and around 100 islands, there is plenty to explore. Whether driving the North Coast 500, hiking along the Great Glen Way or kayaking in Loch Ness, the Scottish Highlands offer an abundance of outdoor activities. With plenty of hunting, shooting, fishing lodges you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Peak District

Covering an area of 555 sq miles, the Peak District attracts over 13 million visitors every year. Located in the centre of England, the area offers stunning landscapes, great outdoor pursuits, and an abundance of picturesque villages and towns with coffee shops and cafes. With activities ranging from cycling, climbing and camping to fishing, horse riding and water sports, it makes a great destination for everyone, including families and dog owners. Visiting the Peak District in autumn means you’ll be sure to have a wonderfully colourful backdrop for any activity.

Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path

If you’re a fan of walking in the outdoors, the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path are two long distance walking trails you’ll love in the autumn. Winding along the coast of Suffolk and Norfolk, you’ll enjoy seaside towns and villages, an abundance of wildlife in the tidal marshes, beautiful sandy beaches, pine woodlands and endless skies.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Cotswolds

Found in Gloucestershire, about 3 miles southwest of Tetbury, Westonbirt Arboretum is home to 2,500 different species of trees from around the world and 5 national tree
collections. It is a spectacular site of colour in the autumn months. The arboretum forms part of a site which is listed Grade I on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest.

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