Yes, we know we've only just about said goodbye to summer, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of forward planning, so how about an autumnal getaway to see some glorious displays of leaves that could rival New England.
Head to Loch Lomond in Scotland during September to see swathes of browns, oranges, auburns, yellows and mustards. Loch Lomond is around an hour north of Glasgow and lies as the centrepoint of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Where to Stay: Trossachs Holiday Park
Nestled along the border between England and Wales, the Wye Valley is home to the Cambrian Mountains and the picturesque River Wye. Renowned as one of the most dramatic landscape areas in southern Britain, the Wye Valley is the perfect place to take in the turning leaves.
Where to Stay: Forest & Wye Valley Camping Site
If you’re wanting a quintessential English experience the pretty villages of The Cotswolds fit the bill perfectly. Seeing the autumn leaves transition amongst cobbled streets and winding rivers provides the perfect end of season getaway.
Where to Stay: Cotswold View Caravan & Camping
As leaves turn from green to gold head to the Lakes and explore wooded valleys, rolling hills and majestic lakes. Head over to Sizergh Gardens where autumn sees the harvest of apples, quince and damsons, or explore the Buttermere Valley to see the late summer light cascade over the lakes.
Where to Stay: Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park
Covering over 50,000 acres, Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain, and the perfect destination to view the golden hues of autumn. Travel 45 minutes west of Norwich and enjoy the numerous walking trails, mountain biking, horse riding, or just simply enjoying some late summer sun.
Where to Stay: Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
And don’t forget, if this is your last outing for the year, search for a CaSSOA accredited storage site to keep your caravan safe and sound over the winter months.