Summer has now drawn to an end but that doesn’t mean you have to start thinking about putting your tent away again for another year. Camping is great in autumn too! Yes, it may be a little chillier with a slightly higher chance of rain, but that doesn’t have to dampen your spirits and stop you from enjoying the season outdoors.
We have put together all the reasons why you should look at camping this autumn – see below…
Summer holiday campers have now packed up and left for another year which means you can enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors. It also means that you’ll find it easier to bag a great spot too!
In Wales, we have great scenery all year round, especially in our camping dell. However, autumn is a special time of year where you can see a mirage of orange hues as the trees change colour.
Fewer insect bites
As the weather starts to get colder you are less likely to encounter flying insects – not great if you are prone to bites!
Milder temperatures mean that outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing become a little more comfortable and less sweaty.
Essentials for your camping trip
Sleeping bag – in autumn it is important that you get a sleeping bag that has a 2-3 season rating and a 3-4 season bag would be even better. Just like your duvet you need to adjust this depending on the season.
It is advised to use these all year round but it is especially important to have a barrier between you and the cold ground in colder months.
A larger rucksack
As the weather gets colder you will need to ensure that you bring more layers than usual.
Hats, scarfs, gloves
These are essential for when it gets colder – it’s better to be too warm and take layers off than not warm enough.
There’s nothing better than a cuppa on a crisp morning to warm you up. Flasks are good to take with you to make sure they keep hot too.
Warm up before bed
It’s not something we all think about but it is great so you remain warm once you’re ready to bed down for the night. Doing some light exercise just before bed such as star jumps are good or eating a snack so that your body stays warmer.
Make sure you have enough lights such as torches, headlamps and lanterns as the nights start to darker quicker.