A warm welcome awaits you in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall

Benefits of Autumn Travel


Looking for a UK getaway? Autumn is the perfect time to get away! Less crowds, cheaper travel, crisp days and stunning scenery are just a few of the great benefits of taking a break during Autumn. This blog article talks you through the benefits as well as the Autumn activities we’d definitely recommend doing on your visit to Herding Hill Farm, our stunning camping and glamping site in rural Northumberland, less than a mile from Hadrian’s Wall. Many campsites close between October and Easter but Herding Hill Farm is a campsite open all year round.

Places are less crowded

When September comes around, it’s back to school for the kids, so family-friendly destinations like Herding Hill Farm are less crowded. You can expect shorter waits, more availability in restaurants and accommodation and fewer crowds especially on our most popular walks like Steel Rigg to Sycamore Gap. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a dog-friendly holiday with your four-legged companion or a family break with smaller children, enjoying a less crowded getaway is a particularly nice seasonal benefit. Herding Hill Farm is a campsite open all year round.

Travel is cheaper

Off-peak travel always brings savings. Lower demand for services and accommodation means lower prices – a huge benefit of getting away in Autumn. We currently have an offer running throughout October – December where you can enjoy 20% off mid-week Wigwam cabin breaks using the code ‘HHFMW20’ at checkout. The offer code is eligible on bookings in October – December, Sunday – Thursday. With a minimum 2-night and excluding school holidays.

The weather is mild

The weather is mild, making it perfect for exploring! Forget the boiling heat of summer and the chill of winter - Autumn weather is much cooler, creating the perfect temperatures for travel.

wigwam cabins at herding hill farm

Stunning scenery

Watching the seasons change is simply stunning. Picture the changing colours of leaves, conkers on the fall and richer landscapes. Whether you’re a budding photographer or you love taking a walk to enjoy the scenery, Autumn landscapes are sure to be amazing. With locations such as Hadrian’s Wall, Allen Banks, the Northumberland coast and Kielder Forest on our doorstep – you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to explore.

Celebrate the new season

Autumn is a great time to celebrate the new season and what better way to celebrate then getting away on a UK camping or glamping trip? It’s also the perfect time to take a break before the Christmas madness begins! So, why not get away and relax in between the hustle and bustle of the seasons.

Amazing activities

There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Autumn! Admire the stars with a spot of stargazing, this can even be enjoyed in your very own outdoor hot tub in a Wigwam cabin or our luxury lodge or around a fire pit on your touring pitch. Autumn is the best season for stargazing. It gets dark earlier, so you don’t have to stay up too late and it’s warm enough to still be outdoors. There are also some great Autumnal constellations and the view of Mars and the Milky Way are currently spectacular on a clear night.

Dark skys

As Halloween approaches you might fancy pumpkin picking, we’d recommend Brocksbushes Farm which is just a 29-minute drive from Herding Hill Farm. Just take care when you are carving it. Spooky walks are available at Belsay Hall or why not make up your own treasure hunt? Chillingham Castle is often referred to as Britain’s most haunted castle.

Things like crisp fallen leaves, pine cones and conkers make great tools for outdoor crafts especially if you can mix the magnificent Autumn colours. And who can resist jumping in or tossing a pile of dry freshly fallen leaves – adults and children alike! Apples are in abundance during Autumn so why not collect some and do some baking?

Why not hire a firepit whilst staying at Herding Hill Farm to enjoy some extra warmth or toast marshmallows – the ultimate Autumn activity. You could even make up ghost stories around the fire. Just don’t forget the hot chocolate. If you’re keen to get out exploring, there’s plenty of walks nearby where you can reward yourself with a cosy pub pitstop. Discover local amenities here

Toasting marshmellows

Ready to book your Autumn getaway? For camping or glamping in Northumberland, we have plenty of options including Wigwam cabins, our luxury lodge, touring & tents and even campervan hire! Herding Campers, our VW campervan hire is our latest addition to Herding Hill Farm.  You can simply collect a VW campervan from our campsite in Northumberland, just 1 mile from Hadrian’s Wall and enjoy the freedom to explore the North East. And if you’re looking for road trip ideas, take a look at our blog for various road trips across the Northumberland Cheviots, Inland Northumberland and routes across the North East. Whatever accommodation option you choose, we guarantee you’ll have an Autumn getaway to remember!