Summer has drawn to a close and the days are growing shorter – but not so short as to prevent a good number of outings with your touring caravan this Autumn.
Autumn is a time of year when the weather may stay surprisingly mild and, as the leaves begin to change colour, practically anywhere in the UK is a place to enjoy this “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” – as the English poet John Keats so aptly named it.
So, here are a few destination ideas in your ‘van for this Autumn – some are open the whole year round, so don’t rule out those mild days in the dead of winter, too – and here at Cover4Caravans we’ll help to make sure your caravan insurance is up to date.
Autumn is a great time for visiting Dartmoor – in all its wild and rugged majesty.
But the five-star facilities and the under-floor heating of its luxurious washrooms provide a warm haven after a day on the moors.
Its 40 fully-serviced pitches for touring caravans are available throughout the Autumn and Winter, with a 10% reduction in tariffs during this low season – with the park closing only between the 15th of January and the 28th of February 2018.
When Autumn comes to the Peak District, you might want to pitch your caravan in the delightful haven of the Hope Valley near the village of Bradwell, where you will find the Eden Tree Caravan Park.
The site has 20 serviced, grass pitches on a site surrounded by all the changing seasonal colours of the Peak District National Park.
What better place to watch the leaves turn from green, to russet and brown than the verdant woods of Sherwood Forest.
The National Park is but a short distance from New Hall Touring Park, which has 25 pitches for touring caravans on a site that is part of a working farm – so farm-fresh produce is available on your door-step.
Autumn brings with it a bracing saltiness to the air on the east Lincolnshire coast, and the Eastview Caravan Park at Chapel St Leonards, near Skegness.
The park is not only close to the seaside resort itself but also the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Eastview is an especially well-regarded site for touring caravans, having featured in the Top 100 Sites Guide published by Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, and carries a four-star rating from Enjoy England and four pennants from the AA.
Caravanning north of the border might not be your first choice as winter draws on, yet a stay in Autumn at Braemar Caravan Park, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, might be all that it takes to persuade you to stay on for the winter sports just around the corner.
The site is genuinely one for all four seasons – mountains and moorland for walking in Autumn, Spring or Summer and winter sports at the nearby Glenshee Ski Centre.