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Summer is commonly regarded as the best time of year to enjoy the great British outdoors. But a post-summer adventure can be just as enjoyable as in the sunny season. The trees and plants put on a dazzling display, the mild temperatures are easy to plan for and there’s plenty of wildlife activity to marvel at during this special time of year.
So, where should you go?
In this article, we’ll share five UK nature adventures for you to try this autumn.
- Beach walking in Holkham
Described by some as the jewel of the North Norfolk Coast, this beach stretches for miles, letting you walk amid a picturesque landscape of sand, sea and sky. The beach is so extensive at low tide that you can feel like you’re the only person left on the coast. And when you’re done walking, it’s easy to recuperate at one of the many pubs and restaurants nearby or in the village high street.
- Driving the North Coast 500
This 516-mile route around the north coast of Scotland lets you see some of the Scottish Highland’s most stunning scenery, including rugged coastline, mountains, lochs and more. Why not take a motorhome and camp in nature along the way? Just make sure to get comprehensive motorhome insurance in case anything happens on the road.
- Wild swimming in the Lake District
The Lake District is home to some of the best wild swimming in the UK, with majestic scenery that complements the refreshing temperatures. With so many lakes, pools and waterfalls in the area, you’re truly spoiled for choice. You can combine wild swimming with walks along the River Esk, along the length of which you’ll find ample opportunities to get in the water.
- Witnessing the colours at Stourhead Gardens
Part of the National Trust Stourhead House in Wiltshire, Southwest England, these classic British gardens have been attracting visitors since they opened more than two and a half centuries ago. Home to neo-classical architecture and a beautiful lake, this is the perfect place to enjoy the vivid and rusty autumnal colour palette as the trees transition.
- Exploring Glenariff Forest
Often called the Queen of the Glens, Glenariff Forest is widely considered to be the most beautiful glen in county Antrim, Northern Ireland. This national park covers more than 1,000 hectares of luscious woodland, lakes and waterfalls that are at their best in Autumn. It’s also home to many endangered species, including the red squirrel, Irish hare and hen harrier.
From sandy beaches and picturesque coastlines to lush forests and marvellous gardens, the UK has so many special natural experiences for you to enjoy. Which of these adventures will you be trying first?