Oct 1, 2020 | Learn, Out & About, Road Trips, Stories,
Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons in the UK, and a great opportunity to extend the camping season. As the leaves change colour and the forests become even more striking, autumn is the perfect time to explore the UK and get to know the beautiful landscapes on your front doorstep.
Plus, with a TentBox you can camp in Autumn no matter the weather, as our models have waterproof seams and zips, waterproof canvas, and the benefit of insulation because they’re off the ground.
Don’t miss out on an amazing autumn camping experience. We’ve compiled the best autumn camping spots in the UK that are loved by our community.
Betws y Coed, North Wales
Betws y Coed is one of the most exciting autumn camping spots in the UK. The bright colours of the forest, coupled with flowing waterfalls and tranquil hiking trails make this the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
Betws y Coed is a great adventure spot, with mountain biking trains, zip-lining and white-water rafting and kayaking to keep you entertained. It’s close to Mount Snowdon too, if you fancy getting some mountain climbing in whilst you’re there.
Monsal Dale, Peak District
If you’re looking for classic Peak District charm, Monsal Dale is one of the most renowned camping spots for tourists looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Pennines.
Monsal Head overlooks the Headstone Viaduct and the River Wye, offering the picture perfect scene of the UK countryside. This area is a site of special scientific interest as well as a special area of conservation, and is one of the best autumn camping spots in the UK.
If you want to catch the last of the summer rays, the Devon coastline offers some of the best weather in the UK and still gets some great sunshine in Autumn. If you love beach walks and swimming in the sea, then Dawlish will be perfect for you.
Dawlish is a quiet seaside town, with a stunning golden sand beach that is beautiful all year round. With the Dawlish Warren nature reserve also on the doorstep, there’s plenty of green space to enjoy too.
Our TentBox ambassador, Andrew, recommends this location for its natural beauty and unique Scottish charm. Despite it being a little further away, you’ll be immersed in an entirely different world whilst still being on the British Isles. The stunning beaches are unspoilt and quiet, and even in Autumn they are a rich blue colour. Luskentyre is particularly renowned for its white sand beaches and crystal clear water.
Many of the locals speak Scots Gaelic, and stepping inside a local pub in Stornoway is an authentic Scottish experience. You can catch a ferry over to Stornoway from Ullapool and with a TentBox simply pop up your tent wherever you’d like to park.
The Shropshire Hills, England
Shropshire is full of old English charm, and has a lot of historical and social significance. Sitting on the border of England and Wales, Shropshire played a notable role in the Norman settlement after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Around 1067-9, William the Conqueror appointed three of his key lieutenants to the counties along the welsh border, including Shropshire.
The Shropshire Hills sits within this border and is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is not to be missed. When you visit this amazing location you’ll be met with woods, rivers and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. Within the Shropshire hills you’ll also find ancient earthwork that divided England and Wales in the 8th century, which still roughly follows the border between England and Wales today.
Explore The Best Autumn Camping Spots In The UK With TentBox
Autumn camping is the UK’s best kept secret, so don’t miss out! Although the weather is cooling down, the UK still manages to get some beautiful days of sunshine which offers the perfect weather for hiking, cycling and exercising.
Check out our TentBox models to give you the tools to get stuck into Autumn Camping!