Why go camping in autumn?
Looking to go on a camping holiday in the October Half Term but thinking why, isn’t it just going to be cold and wet? Autumn is one of the best times to go camping. Kitts Camp and Alpaca Camp are open until the end of October.
We think Autumn is a perfect time to go camping as the colours are changing. The leaves on the trees are turning from green to all different shades of orange, yellows and reds. The mornings are brisk but beautiful. With the sun rising heating up the country fields, peering over the trees heating up the moisture on the grass from the night, it is a sight you will not see during the other months.
The sunsets, well, in Sussex I’m SURE we have the most beautiful sunsets throughout the year. The weather is calm and still with blue skies during the day meaning once the sun starts to set, the skies are painted with all different shades of pink, reds and oranges.
From the end of August onwards, camping holidays in the UK slow down, children are going back to School as the summer break is over. Therefore there are fewer people at the campsite, meaning the campsite is quieter and more pitches available to choose from (pick your favourite spot)!
The weather is starting to get cooler throughout the day and night. As our 2018 summer was a scorcher, at times it was too hot to sit in the sun, but with the temperature cooling down, it is so much more enjoyable to have lunch outside without having to find a spot of shade!
From Bluebells to cow parsley now to falling leaves, the local walks are amazing. Don’t pack away your walking boots yet, there is much more to see. Take a walk on the Ditchling Beacon and on a very clear day, you can see for miles!
There are also changes in local wildlife. Some birds are arriving and some are leaving for the warmer weather. Look for flocks of jackdaws, rooks and carrion crows flying to woodland roosts on Autumn evenings. On an early chilly autumn morning, looking around you suddenly realise how many spiders there are! Spot spider webs outlined in dew on hedgerows, woods and the campsite you are staying at. Keep your eyes peeled to make sure you are not walking through webs on the way to the showers!