The Lake District is England’s great breathing space. In October, deep ever-changing waters mirror the surrounding majestic mountains and their fiery autumnal hues. This craggy wilderness has a strong legacy of inspiring awe in both locals and visitors. The imposing moon reflecting on the still water, the vast mountain tops jutting into the sky and the shards of sunlight shattering the clouds as they pierce into the valleys. The poetic landscape has influenced our literary traditions. For it was in the lakes that Wordsworth ‘wandered lonely as a cloud’ and Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ set sail.
Autumn’s colour palette warms the soul. Scorching reds, burnt oranges and soft yellows scatter the clear autumn skies and bring simultaneously spectacular and calming scenery. We’ve picked the top 5 places to enjoy the crisp air and crunchy leaves of autumn worldwide.
Queensland is both urban and nature in full. This vast area of Australia meets all your travelling desires. Modern cities, fascinating wilderness, shifting landscapes and a diversity of wildlife like no other place on the planet. The Great Barrier Reef will draw you in and everything else will have you pleading for extra days, weeks and months here exploring every corner.
Sitting in the centre of the continent, Hungary is a diverse country with a rich mosaic history and culture. From the endless glimmering lights of its capital Budapest, to its romantic valleys and picturesque towns lining the Danube River as it weaves through the country’s shifting landscape, Hungary charms at every turn.
In Portugal, you are rarely far from a rugged coast with gleaming sand beaches, ancient architecture with dramatic history or fresh seafood paired with delicious wine. All the qualities of a summer holiday rolled into one delicious European country.