As Summer turns to Autumn, walking in the countryside is a real treat in the UK – the cooler weather is easier to manage and the stunning natural colour displays from the Autumn leaves are not to be missed. As well as this, Autumn is a great time for walkers as routes and popular tourist hotspots are less busy now the summer holidays are over, and the kids are back in school.
One of the best places to see the stunning countryside on offer in this country is Hampshire – so pack your walking maps and some sturdy footwear, and head off to explore the great outdoors…
Head to one of England’s youngest national parks – the South Downs. Climb Butser hill and you will be able to see for miles on a clear day – you may even be able to see the Isle of Wight. For a challenge, walk the 100 miles long South Downs Way – from Hampshire to Eastbourne, it is perfect for a walking holiday and you can take in the beautiful views en-route.
The New Forest is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Britain, and in the Autumn puts on a colour display like no other. Explore the gorgeous forest, meet the wildlife, including the new forest ponies who live there, and many of the walking routes have pubs along the way so you can stop off for a well earned drink and a pub lunch to refuel before you head back out!