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An Active Autumn

July 2019

England is an amazing destination all year round, but we really recommend visiting during late summer/early autumn for an unforgettable experience. Summers may be unpredictable and winters may bring cold weather, whereas autumn is the perfect time to explore both the countryside and the cities. England is transfromed into a landscape of colour in the autumn.

Areas like the Lake District and the Cotswolds, as well as big cities like London and coastal destinations including Brighton, are packed full of tourists during the summer months. Once the summer holidays are over, most destinations across England are much quieter and more pleasant to visit. 

The English countryside turns into a spectacle of yellow, red and orange, as entire forests and woodlands change the colour of their leaves. These beautiful landscapes can be veiwed all around the country and are best seen in national parks such as the Lake District, where the rusty coloured trees are oftern reflected on the magnificent lakes. This is the most popular time of year for nature photographers as they capture all of the beautiful colours.

The Peak District is also one of the greatest autumn holiday destinations in the country. It provides world - famous countryside, hikes and views as well as brilliant places to stay and local produce to try. The highest peak, Kinder Scout at 636 metres above sea level, is the highest point in the peak district, the highest point in Derbyshire and the highest point in the East Midlands. In excellent weather conditions the city of Manchester and the Greater Manchester area can be seen. 

Exmoor is also recognised as one of the best and most challenging off-road cycling destinations in the UK. The combination of a beautiful and varied landscape and an excellent network of bridleways, lanes and other permitted tracks provide opportunity for cyclists to enjoy some fantastic rides.

In addition the towns and villages of the Brecon Beacons are all mountain biking, walking and adventure activity hubs. Each has something slightly different to offer, but they all have bike shops, bike hire facilities and some good places to eat and drink. Brecon and Sennybridge are both good choices for newcomers to the sport, while Crickhowell and Talgarth have access to mountain bike trails which are challenging enough to appeal to expert riders. 

So, if you are an adrenaline junkie or you just prefer to have a leisurley stroll, all of the above places have what you need to see the UK in all of its glory. These places provide you with not only highly rated walks and biking routes but also provide you with the opportunity to spend time with friends and family and pets and also meet new likeminded people whilst sharing the same experience. 


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