It’s that time of the year when everything starts to become a bit more of an effort! Which makes it the perfect time to go out and enjoy the last few days of the great outdoors. Here’s are our Top 5 UK Weekend Escapes:
#1 For The Roadtrip
It’s time to leave the big city for the weekend. Explore your love for nature with this campervan-inspired Minidub road trip in Devon & Cornwall. Not only a road trip but also a camping experience!
If you’re a beginner then have no fear, help is at hand, Helpful Hiker explains “for a first trip don’t bite off more than you can chew! Pick a site not too far from home and only go for one or two nights” Whether you want to stay in the van or go to a camping site it’s a great get away.
#2 For the Romantic
If you don’t fancy camping then there’s always the choice of a cosy hide away in Devon, Exmoor National Park, one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK. Why not plan the weekend with someone special. His and her raincoats are perfect for a long walk in case it rains (which lets face it is pretty likely) but if it’s sunny the beach is a short drive away.
With scenic surroundings this is the perfect place to relax and what better way than unwinding in a Farmhouse Spa. Neil at Backpacks and Bunkbeds shares his handy guide to packing hacks for your weekend getaway, including why never to invest in hold luggage, so you’re sorted for local travel or that city break abroad.
#3 For Hiking Enthusiasts
Scotland is a great place for a walking holiday, according to avid hiker Andrew of The Rambling Man ,”The Scottish Highlands offer some of the most dramatic scenery and finest views for walkers anywhere in the British Isles. No surprise then that one of Britain’s most popular walking routes is in the area.”, check out his guides to help plan your itinerary and for where to stay – October is still good walking weather but give yourself a week to explore this route.
If it’s Urban walking you’re looking for then the ‘Athens of the North’ Edinburgh is one of the finest walking routes in the UK. Soothe those aching feet with a stay at the 500 year old Aikwood Tower.
Solene in our Outdoor Community shares her perfect Hiking kit with us including the right footwear, rain gear and camera.
#4 For the Quirky
Ever wondered what it might be like to stay in a hobbit hut? This beautiful place is tucked away in Cornwall, try communal living and enjoy the perks of being in the woods. With the Eden Project as a local attraction you’ll have plenty to keep you happy. You might want to wrap up warm though as it gets pretty cold outside at this time of the year!
For more unusual locations check out ideas from The Quirky Traveller who lives by the principles of the Slow Movement, it’s not about fixed itineraries, schedules, facts and figures, “travel with your eyes wide open, using all your senses to experience your surroundings in an inspiring, unique way”, so throw caution to the wind, land up and see where it takes you.
#5 For Pumpkin Pickin’
It’s never too early to prepare for Halloween. Crockford Bridge farm, Surrey is perfect place to take the kids for picking your pumpkins! Families Online have some handy advice for pumpkin picking tips if you’re planning on carving them up, so don’t forget to “choose your design before you head to the shops and match the shape to that“.
Not only are pumpkins fun to carve but once you’ve finished your masterpiece it’s so easy to make a pumpkin pie, a soup or roast pieces! Don’t forget to kit out with wellies though, as it could be a muddy day!
Got any UK Weekend escapes of your own? Why not share them with us in the comments below.