Top up your energy levels with a short Autumn break

There is a while to go yet before the next festive break – and no we’re not going to mention THAT word just yet!

However, it won’t be long before the clocks go back, on October 28, and we’ll be getting up in the dark and most likely returning from work in the dark.

If you’re feeling the need to top up the energy levels before all that Autumn is one of the best times to get away for a long weekend break.  We have some ideas for you.

Urban or rural? UK or abroad?

The Autumn colours can be magical in the UK so if country walks, bicycle rides or a spot of sailing are your kind of thing this is the perfect time of year for it.

Here are some ideas for weekend breaks to suit all tastes:

How about walking along the Cornish coastline?  There are about 300 miles of it though we’re not suggesting you do the lot! Or you could try visiting Devon’s Lundy Island for a chance to get close to seals, puffins and basking sharks.

For dedicated walkers perhaps the most obvious choice is the Lake District, where there are any number of fells to walk for the energetically-inclined. Some people would say that autumn is truly the best time to see this wonderful part of the country.

Autumn is also a good time for a short city break. In the summer you might not think of wandering the Shambles in York, or the Lanes in Brighton for a bit of retail therapy. Brighton’s Lanes are great for silver, antique jewellery and you can find some great bargains in the flea market in the North Lanes.

Bath, too, is a lovely historic location with the opportunity for a bit of self indulgent shopping in its Guildhall Market.

Perhaps you feel the need to get out of the UK for a bit of urban culture.

Obviously there’s Paris or Amsterdam, but further afield how about Rome, Madrid or Barcelona, or Prague, Czechoslovakia, which is both a shopping and walking tourist delight.

Feel the need to top up the Vitamin D?

A four-hour flight will get you to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast for some Autumn sunshine, while only three hours’ flying will get you to Marrakech, where a four-day break is entirely possible. We know somebody who did it staying in a small hotel in the old part of the city and spent a happy four days eating, exploring and bargaining in the souks.

Wherever you fancy heading, don’t undo all the good work of relaxation by driving yourself there and back. Whether it’s a trip elsewhere in the UK or to and from the airport give us a call for a quote and booking.