The Joys of Hiking in Autumn

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, especially here in the UK. The leaves start to change colour, the air gets a little crisper, and there’s nothing better than cosying up in a pub or a cosy cafe with friends after a long walk. Walking is also great for our well-being, so what better way to spend some time this Autumn than by getting out and about on one of our walking breaks.

 Why We Love Autumn walks 

There are plenty of reasons to love hiking in the autumn months. Here are just a few: 

  • The scenery is full of colour and vibrancy. There’s something special about seeing the leaves changing colour as you walk through the countryside. 
  • As winter draws in with it’s darker nights it is good to make time for your loved ones. So many of us live alone and what better way to enjoy company than walking outside and connecting with old and new friends? 
  • We all know that exercise is good for us, but sometimes it’s hard to motivate ourselves to get out and do it. Walking in a group is a great way to be encouraged. 

We also like the chance to do a little foraging – finding those wild blackberries or maybe even some mushrooms if you know what you’re looking for. We love seasonal food and autumn apples are a lovely addition to the autumn packed lunch!

Take a look at our UK Autumn holidays to join us .. and look out for more across the seasons in 2023. We love ideas too.

In the footsteps of the Ladies of Llangollen

THU 13th OCTOBER 2022 – MON 17th OCTOBER 2022
Goat Level 2

Come and walk in the footsteps of the Ladies of Llangollen, the famous romantic couple who set up home in this lovely market town in the Welsh Borders. Join Anita in the comfy Gales Hotel in the centre of bustling Llangollen for some excellent autumn walking and good cheer! Only one room left.

Day Walk – along the River Thames

SAT 15th OCTOBER 2022 – SAT 15th OCTOBER 2022
Goat Level 1

Join us for an autumn day walk and pub lunch. We walk along the Thames Path from Staines to Shepperton Lock taking in the sights and sounds of this Surrey neighbourhood. It is also a chance to stretch your legs and hear more about WalkingWomen

St Augustine’s Way from Ramsgate to Canterbury

FRI 28th OCTOBER 2022 – SUN 30th OCTOBER 2022
Goat Level 1

We know how popular pilgrimages are, and this Autumn, we bring you a special one on the south coast of England – the St Augustine Way covering 19 miles from Ramsgate to Canterbury. A chance to walk with a small group of women, of any or no faith, through the beautiful Kent countryside learning about the ancient pilgrims and having your own time to reflect as you walk.

So there you have it! If you’re looking for something fun to do this Autumn, why not sign up for one of our walking breaks? And who knows, you might even make new friends along the way! These are just some reasons why we love hiking in Autumn. 

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