Autumn – the golden time to be outdoors
When the heat of the summer has reduced and the children have returned to school, the Essex countryside comes alive. The sun is lower in the sky and brings a golden glow across the estuary and the best sunsets ever! So, why not book an autumnal break and enjoy the great outdoors?
Here on the east coast of Essex we enjoy the lowest rainfall in the UK, which means even during the autumn months, you can still go outside and enjoy dry, warm days! Less rain and a warmer climate means you can still enjoy doing the things you love best outdoors. The sea is at its warmest, so if you fancy a swim, kayak or SUP, there’s plenty to do. Rambles along the estuary are also ideal for making the most of an Indian Summer, especially along our beautiful Saltmarsh path to Maldon.
Travel a short distance along the coast from Osea Meadows and you’ll discover Mersea Island. The island is famed for its oysters and autumn is a great time to sample the fresh catches in the island’s seafood restaurants.
Thanks to our warm climate vineyards have sprung up all over Essex. We’re also blessed with great geology! An underground chalk line runs from the Champagne region in France and juts up in Essex, ensuring the sparkling wines of Essex are some of the finest.
Rural Essex is also home to mature woodland where you can forage for the fruits of the season. Our woodlands are full of mature sweet chestnut, hazel and walnut trees and autumn is the ideal time to collect nuts. Our hedgerows are also full of the juiciest and tastiest blackberries. But, if playing conkers is more your thing, check out the horse chestnut trees and remember times gone by!
Autumn is a very special time in the English countryside. The leaves change from green to burnished oranges, reds, yellows and browns. It’s a great time to spend outside either painting or photographing the landscape. Or, just kicking up the leaves and returning back to base for a warming hot chocolate!
There’s so much to see and do, so don’t delay book your next adventure today – link