to think that summer is over and pack the camping gear away once the kids go
back to school and the nights start to draw in but, September is still a great
month for camping, even if you just manage a Saturday night away, it’s a great
way to unwind after a hectic couple of weeks back to work and school. Here are 5 good reasons why September is still
a great month for camping.
- The weather is still OK (ish)
OK, so you
are unlikely to be out sunbathing and you will definitely need a few extra
layers for the evenings but generally speaking, September can still offer some
nice warm sunshine and warmish weather (especially here in Somerset). As long as you make sure to bring some extra
blankets or duvets you should still be cosy enough. Have a look at the tips for keeping warm on
the camping with style website for some great tips.
are a lot less busy at this time of year so you are unlikely to be queuing up
for the showers or the washing up area! You
should also get the benefit of being able to pick the best pitches.
schools are back after the long summer break you will benefit from low season
- It’s a brilliant time to explore the outdoors
is great month for getting your wellies on and getting out and about. The cooler weather means that walking and
cycling can be more comfortable without the intense heat of summer (OK,
moderate heat!) Whether you like
walking, cycling or fishing the September is a beautiful time to explore
Somerset and appreciate the amazing autumn colours. Have a look at our activities pages for some
ideas on things to do in the area. The National Trust gardens at nearby
Montacute House and further afield at Prior Park and Barrington Court are great
Although this may not seem like much of a benefit, anyone who
has camped with younger children will know the challenges of summer camping
when the days are long and the mornings are early!! The darker evenings and quieter campsites of
September mean that, hopefully, everyone will be getting a bit more sleep. Chillier evenings mean it a great time to snuggle
up and watch a movie, play a board game or just relax with a book. It’s also a great excuse for hot chocolate! The fact that it is not light at 5 am is also
you will need to be prepared for the eccentricities of the English climate and
make sure you have your water-proofs, warm socks, a hat and perhaps a hot water
bottle. It is also a good idea to have a
shelter of some kind which you can cook under out of any rain and wind.
So, don’t pack
you camping stuff away just yet, there is still the opportunity to get out
there for a late camping break before winter.
Somerset campsite has level pitches suitable for tents, motorhomes and caravans
as well as our brilliant glamping pod, complete with proper bed for sleeping
two in total comfort, ideal it you fancy a bit of extra luxury.