What to do in October?

October is an amazing time of year to visit the UK countryside. The main thing that sets the UK apart from anywhere else in the world is the change in the seasons and how this affects the scenery, wildlife and experience.

October offers amazing colours as the trees change from green to auburn to red to crunchy on the floor as you walk. The hillsides are filled with bracken, with the occasional sheep hiding, still looking for the last grass shoots of summer. Waterfalls gushing from the high hills, or rapids forming in the usually calm flowing rivers due to the September rains. October offers the last hurrah before thoughts turn to the winter and Christmas.

Maximum Adventure is offering a special promo for October to help encourage you to go out and about for that last hurrah!

To help tempt you into the final explore of the year, before the nights draw in, why not take a look at the following options:

The Lake District Round in 6 days. Approximately, 72 miles, averaging about 12 miles a day with options to take to the hills if the day is beautiful and clear, remembering that the hill tops can be different from the valleys! It is a great walking experience, taking in staggering mountains, beautiful woodlands and calming lakeside walks as well as the colours of autumn, the waterfalls descending from on high and the wildlife searching for the last fruits before the winter. The lower-level walking will suit fit hill walkers.

The Cotswold Way. We have many options to explore this area. A 4 day Cycle Tour if you enjoy being on two wheels as opposed to two legs! Cycling along quiet country lanes, looking out for the ‘chocolate box’ cottages, stately homes and ancient battle sites – and I’m sure, cafes with amazing cakes, to keep energy levels up! Alternatively, why not do the North section of the walk in 5 days from Chipping Campden to the pretty and sleepy town of Painswick, passing the old Iron Age hill fort where the ramparts can still be seen. That then may motivate you to complete the walk next year by doing the South section from Painswick to Bath, with its ancient Roman Baths, museums, galleries and architecture from a Jane Austen novel!

The Jurassic Coast. Again, there are a number of options on this trail but if you’ve only got a long weekend, why not look at the Lyme Regis to Weymouth 3-day trip. This is 36 miles of photo opportunities, the most stunning views, steep climbs up chalk cliffs and an abundance of beautiful bays, including Chesil Beach, the site of many shipwrecks in days gone by. It starts in the historic town of Lyme Regis and finishes in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, with its golden beaches and historic harbour.

All that’s left to do is open the Maximum Adventure website, choose your trip

& click the ‘Book now’ button

then pack!