There are few better ways to enjoy the crisp autumn weather than to get out on a woodland walk in some of the UK’s most beautiful wooded areas. You don’t have to head to North America or Europe to enjoy all the beauty that autumn brings, you can enjoy it right here in the UK, either on a day trip from home or a longer getaway to some of this country’s more wild and windswept locales.
The New Forest
It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a place with ‘forest’ right in the name is a great location for an woodland walk. The New Forest is one of England’s most important ecological sites, filled with unique flora and fauna. Some of the most amazing of the New Forest’s residents is the New Forest pony, European polecats, otters, as well as all three British snake species. Want to take a walk with a purpose? Why not sign up for a fungi walk and learn how to forage for your own local mushrooms. Find the perfect cottage in the New Forest for your holiday.
Snowdonia National Park
If you’re still looking for something fun for the family to do over the October half-term holidays, why not head to Wales’ beautiful Snowdonia National Park and spend the holidays exploring all the magic that the park holds. If you are a family of walkers you will be spoilt for choice with all of the trails that are available. No matter what you’re level of experience there is sure to be a trail for you. If you don’t fancy the walk, why not take the old-fashioned steam train to the top of majestic Mount Snowdon? You can take in all of the beauty of the surroundings without subjecting yourself to hours of hard walking getting to the top! Find a last minute cottage in Wales today.
The Lake District
There are few places in the UK that are more beautiful in the autumn than the Lake District, one of England’s most treasured natural landscapes. One of the best parts about the Lake District is that you don’t have to be a seasoned hiker to enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the country as many are easily accessible by those of us who don’t spend every weekend walking. Go Lakes, the areas official tourism authority, has compiled a great list of nano-walks, or what they describe as “little hikes with big views“, which are well worth considering if you’re heading to the Lake District. Discover why the Lake District is one of the most beloved parts of the country on a Lake District autumn cottage holiday.
Sykes Cottages still have a great selection of holiday cottages that are available for last minute half term holidays, so don’t worry if you haven’t planned your autumn vacation yet. Just head over to our last minute cottages page and spend your time discovering the beauty of the UK’s very own wild spaces.