If you're anything like me you'll be experiencing that giddy excitement that comes from packing away your summer wardrobe and embracing the warm cosiness of your chunky knits, fluffy socks and leather boots. Sure, blue skies are pretty but for us Autumn-lovers there's nothing quite as beautiful as the earthy oranges and reds of Autumn is there?
Here are our 3 favourite places to experience a British Autumn in all its glory...
1) The New Forest, Hampshire
It makes sense that the best place to take in the changing colours of Autumn would be in a forest, right? The New Forest is a favourite of ours to visit at any time of year, but it really comes into its own this season. Wrap up warm, pack a flask of hot tea and set off on foot (or bicycle for added romance) to explore wild moors, water gardens and the famous New Forest ponies in their natural habitat. A must-visit for us is Furzey Gardens
in Minstead - quaint thatched cottages, tea rooms and fairy doors - what more could you ask for?
If you prefer to experience Autumn wrapped up in the warm by a crackling log fire then The Cotswolds is the place for you. Full of some of the best country pubs in the UK, as well as quaint but luxury spa hotels and inns, soak up the views of the Cotswolds hills from the comfort of a manor house window seat. Having recently visited The Cotswolds on our mini-moon, our new favourite haunt has to be The Village Pub
in Barnsley - and Barnsley House
is now firmly on our bucket list for a luxury spa hotel stay too!
Who said the beach is just for summer? Northumberland offers crisp coastal walks, spectacular Autumnal views and even the chance to spot seals and dolphins from the comfort of your picnic blanket. On a blustery day head for shelter with woodland walks at Ros Castle
, or if adventure is more your thing hop on a boat trip to the Farne Islands
to get up close to grey seal pups.