It is officially the end of Summer which can only mean one thing, it’s time to fall in love with Autumn camping!
Here at Calico Campers, we’ve been fortunate enough to have had a fully-booked, crazy busy Summer season, filled with happy campers and a growing #CalicoCommunity.
But rest assured, Autumn camping is not something to be sniffed at. It’s time to embrace the falling leaves, crisp ground and the nip in the air because autumn camping actually comes with a lot of benefits.
Here’s our Top 5 reasons to fall in love with Autumn camping.
#1 – It’s absolutely beautiful
Don’t get us wrong, the weather in Summer is wonderful, but we bet you haven’t ever really appreciated the beauty this country has to offer until you have camped during Autumn.
Mother nature is really at her best in the fall, it’s almost as if she’s showing off.
If you don’t believe us, take a look at these photographs taken by our friend Dean Park. Dean grew up in the Lake District (lucky bugger) and clearly has an eye for capturing incredible beauty around him.
He has kindly let us borrow these Autumn scenes for our blog, but if you don’t already, check out the rest of his work over on his Instagram page, you won’t regret it!
#2 – It’s not even cold
A lot of people tend to be put off by Autumn camping because they think they’ll be too cold. Camping in a tent could get a bit too chilly for our liking, especially towards the end of Autumn into Winter.
But guess what, Autumn camping with Calico Campers would be a very warm experience!
Our campervan ‘DANI’ was built with all-year-round camping in mind. This means that it was imperative that she have a good heating system, and so of course, we gave her the best.
The heating in ‘DANI’ runs on diesel and has a climate-control setting. This means that you can set the heating to whatever temperature you like, and the campervan will heat up to and maintain at that temperature until you switch it off. Easy peasy!
Just imagine finishing a long, chilly Autumnal walk and coming back to your fully heated campervan. Popping the kettle on, warming up with a brew and sitting down in the dining area to watch a film on our HD TV. Bliss.
#3 – It’s a lot cheaper
It’s pretty well known now that if you holiday in the Summer, you tend to pay more. So why not visit the same places you want to, but in the Autumn instead?
Not only does the price of renting a campervan reduce from September onwards, but so does the price of campsites, even in really popular spots like the Lake District, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall and Devon.
We did a price comparison…
It costs £71.50 for a grass pitch with electric hook up at the Camping & Caravanning Club campsite Cardigan Bay in New Quay Wales from 5th August to 7th August 2022.
Change those dates to 23rd September to 25th September 2022 and it’s a tenner cheaper at just £61.30.
You try it. It goes without saying that if you’re on a budget, Autumn camping is definitely for you!
#4 – It’s a lot quieter
2020 was without a doubt the busiest year ever for UK holidays and staycations. The roads during the Summer holidays were packed with families and friends all wanting to get out and explore.
If you can do it, Autumn camping is the best way to take a road trip to the popular parts of the UK, but without the long queues on the motorway, without the full car parks, without the busy beaches, without the crowds on your favourite walks and hikes.
Autumn camping is peaceful and relaxing, and perfect for exploring the places you have always wanted to go, but have been put off by how busy they would be.
#5 – It’s fun for all the family
There’s nothing better than seeing children all wrapped up and playing in the golden brown leaves whilst on a walk. Do you remember collecting conkers? We do, it was something we used to do as kids and those are memories that last forever.
Autumn camping isn’t just perfect for kids! Your beloved dogs will love it too. It’s not as hot for them, and there is an abundance of new smells for them to explore during Autumn. Trust us when we say they’ll thank you for planning an Autumn camping trip.
And last but by no means least, you cannot deny how cosy a pub is in the Autumn, especially if you manage to find one with a log fire. So actually, Autumn camping ticks all the boxes for everyone in the family doesn’t it? Great stuff, let’s get you booked in!