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.
Places are less crowded
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.
Travel is cheaper
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!