5 reasons to carry on camping in September
2: The season is starting to change; not so much that it’s too cold, but just enough so that the evenings are darker slightly earlier (so it’s easier to get the kids to sleep!) and the trees are changing colour. There’s nothing quite like woodland camping in Autumn, cosied up by the fire as the stars start to emerge and you can smell the crispness in the air as you snuggle up in your blanket with a warming drink of choice, before cuddling up in your tent. Remember to take a hot water bottle, cosy socks and hat – as well as plenty of layers for your bed. For more info on how to stay warm when camping in Autumn, read here.
5: Hedge snacks – commonly known as foraging. It’s prime blackberry season, and also a great time to be picking sloes, (homemade sloe gin, anyone?) rosehips, damsons, plums, apples, and mushrooms (only pick mushrooms if you’re sure you know what they are – many a fatal mistake has been made in the past.) My kids love picking blackberries on country walks – and refer to them as ‘hedge snacks’ – many a hangry tantrum has been averted by a convenient bramble bush! Find out what’s in season to forage here.
- Siani Driver