Ideas of where to go (UK) for 2 weeks in October

Feb 18, 2018
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We had hoped to be heading to south of France but, with no option for quarantining on return due to work, we need to look at other UK alternatives.

Our house up north is likely to be a building site this autumn so not an option.

Weather permitting it would be a great opportunity to explore the far north of Scotland and possibly the islands but, if the weather is not good, what alternatives would you suggest for a fortnight in October?

We have enjoyed camping/caravan I g holidays in the lakes and Cornwall before but not really explored other areas.
 
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We cancelled Spain in early October. I looked whee it would be driest in Uk & Norfolk/ Suffolk came up.
our plan is Three days on a site near Holmfirth which is walking distance ti my daughter, four days in Lincoln as we want to check out the area as a potential place to relocate to next year and finally 6 days in the East of England-Southwold /the Norfolk Broads& Cambridge

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Jul 5, 2020
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The one thing to be grateful about is that you have no need to go during school holidays....... my neighbour has 2 weeks off from this Saturday and wants to go Devon / Cornwall........... he can only find pitches for 3 days
 
Apr 12, 2012
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Out of season we have stayed in the York area. There is a small site at the Lysander Arms north of the city. The Park and Ride is within walking distance.
York has a lot of indoor things to do in inclement weather.

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Aug 6, 2020
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Woodhall Spa just N of Lincoln is an interesting area with the coast not too far away. Aircraft museums in the area if you're interested in that.
Cromer/Holt/Aylesham in Norfolk is fine. Just completed s few days there.
Aldebrough/Old Felixstow/Southwold in Suffolk is worth a visit.
Clearly Cambridge and the surrounding area is worth visiting. Both CAMC and CCC in Cambridge so can get bus in to centre.
 
Nov 6, 2018
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If north Scotland is your preference, you may be disappointed with the flatness of East Anglia (I live there - rolling hills is as good as it gets). How about Snowdonia for a change? Fabulous mountains, not far from lovely coastline, lots of heritage railways, castles and outdoor activities. might make a slightly less busy change from the Lakes.
 
Oct 9, 2019
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We had hoped to be heading to south of France but, with no option for quarantining on return due to work, we need to look at other UK alternatives.

Our house up north is likely to be a building site this autumn so not an option.

Weather permitting it would be a great opportunity to explore the far north of Scotland and possibly the islands but, if the weather is not good, what alternatives would you suggest for a fortnight in October?

We have enjoyed camping/caravan I g holidays in the lakes and Cornwall before but not really explored other areas.
If you enjoy wildlife and walking then Norfolk or North Wales including Angelsey.
 
Feb 25, 2018
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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
North Essex area is actually a great place to visit .... Great beaches, lots of history, museums, castles etc.

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Feb 18, 2018
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The one thing to be grateful about is that you have no need to go during school holidays....... my neighbour has 2 weeks off from this Saturday and wants to go Devon / Cornwall........... he can only find pitches for 3 days
Ah but we do - I teach 😂. We get 2 weeks at October though. I can’t remember why but we go back a week earlier (17th August this year) and get the extra week in October.
 
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The Cotswolds
Beautiful towns marvelous scenery not a bit of heather insight.
Lots of small villages with excellent pubs.
Just had a week there and not long enough to fulfil all that is offered

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Apr 19, 2008
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Kent. The sunny South, start Canterbury Park and ride to visit Cathedral and city, sought out local weather then plan your sites Margate, Dover, Folkestone area.
Factor 30 suncream should cover your needs

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Feb 18, 2018
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We are in a similar situation and our usual planning just takes account of the weather - we go where it is best!!! Often the decision is only made a couple of days before 🥴
That is in all likelihood what we will do. Great to get the ideas in though as I enjoy planning different options.
 
Sep 11, 2012
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Northumberland, Yorkshire, Cumbria are all great places for touring. October weather is changeable but that’s to be expected. Open countryside, little traffic, few people, loads of wildlife and glorious autumn tree colours. Most of the country pubs will have open fires lit. I’m almost looking forward to autumn myself now.

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Jun 8, 2019
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London. You will never run out of things to see. Abbey Wood site good base trains to london

PS the nightclubs will be open😊😊

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Sep 10, 2017
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We did NC500 anti clockwise last October/November for 3 weeks it was stunning in its autumnal colours. Fairly quiet and the only bad weather we had was the day before we were due to come home and storm Aiden hit. We could do it again and not visit any of the places we saw last year.
 
Feb 14, 2021
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Not sure this question is very helpful. There are so many places to go in the UK and what time of year doesn't really matter with the unpredictability of UK weather. So many good places already mentioned.

However, let me just tell you what we have done (and enjoyed) since April

North Norfolk (Sandringham)
Cambridge (nice site just 3 miles out of town)
Peak district -Castleton and Bakewell sites
Henley on Thames
Snowdon (nice little CL site near Penygores - good access to walk up Snowdon)
Brighton - lovely site just north of the marina - only a mile or tow out of town.

We are intending going to Scotland in October. Probably starting around Loch Lomand area and work north from there.
 
Mar 9, 2021
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Another for Borders and Northumberland, wonderful country.
If you are time-limited to say, a fortnight then you might not want too much travelling time
We are heading there in Sept, woohoo

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