While summer and spring are the ideal seasons for holiday-goers and travel enthusiasts when it comes to campervanning, we find that there is a huge appetite for people wanting to go away during the autumn period. Over the years we have found that there are many benefits to travelling in autumn compared to travelling in peak seasons.
Now the glass half empty amongst us may think; 'it's too cold' or that 'it gets dark too early'. However, for the more adventurous of you; a heater will keep you warm, and think of the beautiful autumn sunsets and sunrises, you'll see'. We also don't think there is anything better than finishing off a long walk in a countryside pub!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A CAMPERVAN DURING AUTUMN?
- Overall, there will be fewer crowds
- Less of a chance of campsites being booked up
- Cosy campfires (where allowed) and toasting marshmallows (of course!)
- Children are back at school, which indicates cheaper rates
- Cooler nights to enjoy a campfire
Fewer insect bites
- Beautiful autumn colours in the forest, which is an excellent opportunity for photographers who specialise in landscape work
- Beautiful sunsets, with vivid colours
- Hearty meals cooked on the gas burner
- Enjoy an open fire in a rural country pub
These are just a few of the benefits of travelling in the autumn season!
A FEW TOP TIPS FROM SOUTHAMPTON CAMPERS
- As the nights do draw in earlier, try to arrive at your next campsite or destination when it’s still light
- Think about rain runoff, before pitching at the bottom of a hill, as this could get muddy!
- If it’s windy, try to pitch with the back of the campervan into the wind and the side door on the leeward side. The roof is a wedge shape and will deflect the wind, up and over, if set up correctly
- If the kids are joining you, maybe pick a campsite that caters for indoor activities, including an indoor swimming pool and climbing frames
- Check your gear before you go and ensure you have different outfits to cater to our typical English autumn weather i.e. remember a rain jacket!
- Keep a flashlight nearby as you will be travelling in darker periods, it’s handy to have a torch