Whilst the spring may offer the first glimpse of new life and the summer glorious warm weather, it will be hard to beat a walk on a crisp autumn day. With the frost creeping in for the morning and a pleasant sunshine arriving in the afternoon, not only is the weather just right to freshen one up and leave them feeling invigorated, but with leaves underfoot and a colour palette out of a dream, the autumn also simply offers the most appealing time of the year to get out amongst nature.
The perfect autumn walk will be one that takes you across fields and through woods, and one that allows you to see animals in their natural habitat; animals that are more confident than in the spring when young life takes precedence, and more lively than in winter when the colder weather may lead to lethargy or hibernation.
However, to make an autumn walk truly perfect, it may be well worth putting in a little time planning your trip out. From the route you take, to what you plan to eat and drink whilst you are away, there will be many things to think about that could help to make those crisp autumn mornings and gloriously sunny afternoons even more appealing.
Taking a walk at this time of year will be as perfect for couples looking for a romantic and picturesque trek as it will be for families who simply wish to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday lives. In each case, packing a lunch will make a great deal of sense, and if you choose to take a picnic hamper and a blanket, you may well find the perfect opportunity for a picnic en route.
More often than not, families and couples tend to save picnics for the summertime, but the best time of year for such things will more often than not be the autumn when there will be far more going on in the countryside and when the sunlight creates beautiful hues rather than only offering a contract of blue and yellow to accompany you.
As autumn sets in, we are also simply more likely to want to indulge ourselves. Not only are we more likely to watch our weight over the summer, but we are also less likely to feel like filling ourselves up on treats, whereas during the winter such indulgences will serve to make us feel warm, cosy and more lively in equal measures. With plenty of luxury food hampers on sale on the internet, it will also be easy to find a seasonal selection of pre-packed food to take on your journey to help you indulge yourselves even more.
With the right planning and the right indulgent picnic foods, an autumn walk may be one of the most appealing and indulgent things you can do when the weather starts to change and the nights start drawing in. Furthermore, with fewer opportunities to exercise in the colder weather, such treks will also simply help to keep you in shape when the gym or a run seem far less appealing. So, when that cooler weather settles in, why not get those hampers ready and head back to nature?
About the Author – Adam Howes is a freelance writer and sometime chef who contributes regularly to a wide range of food and lifestyle sites such as Regency Hampers.