So, the new walking season is upon us here at The Walking Holiday Company. Spring has sprung a bit of a leak today with some squally rain. We know, however, that this is a really excellent season to walk, and if you are considering a break away you will hopefully get the sunshine rather than the showers.
Which is the best season to walk is totally subjective. You may prefer the Spring when the flowers and buds are all bursting through. Sitting in the office typing this whilst watching blackbirds find nesting matter is truly inspirational. However, as I was out on the Offas Dyke Path this morning, I was feeling ‘blown about and rained on’ rather than inspired! I know the Offas Dyke is truly gorgeous, just not today!
Summer brings hopefully some more settled weather. Here in the UK we can never predict our days though, so whatever time of year you are walking you should pack for all scenarios. My last long distance walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path was in the heat of the summer. I certainly caught the sun, and thankfully had lots of sun cream. That sea breeze fools you into being cool.
Autumn – what a month for a walking holiday – kids all back at school and tourism slowing down. Catch the weather right and you would be hard pressed to find a nicer time to walk. Leaves turning vibrant autumn colours. Wood fires in the pub to warm you through with a great pint and meal.
Actually, maybe all seasons are the best time to walk!