The 10 Best autumn activity breaks

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From mountain climbing to golfing, here’s a trip for all levels of adventurer

1. Wilderness Experience in Skye

This package includes tailored activities ranging from foraging for shellfish, tracking Skye’s otters, eagles and red deer, and sea angling from Neist Point. Stay at luxury hotel Kinloch Lodge.From £349pp for two nights.

skyeghillie.co.uk

2. Golf in Hertfordshire

The 18-hole championship golf course at The Grove is one of the very few in England where golfers can play off grass all-year round. And the hotel itself is the height of luxury. From £643 for two people for two nights.

thegrove.co.uk

3. Forest activities in Cumbria

Until Christmas, Center Parcs' Whinfell Forest, situated  on the edge of the Lake District, is  transformed into a magical wonderland with carriage rides, winter treasure trails and festive fireworks. £299 for up to four people for four nights.

centerparcs.co.uk

4. Beach walking in Devon

South Devon’s beaches are exquisite during winter and they welcome dogs, too. Unwind in Smuggler’s End, a thatched cottage close to the sea and some great pubs. If you book a Toad Hall cottage before November, you’ll even get your fuel for free. From £399 for up to seven people for three nights.

 toadhallcottages.co.uk

5. Hiking in Snowdonia

Hike in the picturesque Berwyns mountain range, then reward yourself with a stay at Tyddyn Llan, one of only three establishments in Wales that holds a Michelin star. There are moderate and strenuous walks, including one to the renowned Stone Circle. From £220pp for two nights

 tyddynllan.co.uk

6. Dolphin-spotting in Wales

Dolphin and seal watching boat trips in Cardigan Bay are exhilarating. And if you stay in Wendy, the Aberporth Express, you can even spot dolphins from your own converted Edwardian railway carriage. From £227 for up to five people for two nights

underthethatch.co.uk/wendy

7. Lambing in Cornwall

Cornwall’s mild climate means lambing begins as early as November. The Olde House, near Wadebridge, has more than 30 self-catering cosy cottages on its 550-acre working farm. From £180 for up to four people for two nights. 

theoldehouse.co.uk

8. 4x4 driving in North Yorkshire

Get into gear with a 4x4 off-road driving experience that involves one-to-one coaching. Then head back to the Black Swan in Helmsley, a 500-year-old hotel set in a picture-perfect North Yorkshire village. Think beams, log fires  and  crooked walls. £580pp for two nights. 

blackswan-helmsley.co.uk

9. Wildlife watching in Norfolk

The recently refurbished Congham Hall Hotel is celebrating the winter arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrating wildfowl to the Wash. Guests get dedicated packs, including binoculars to borrow and details of great local walks. From £299.50pp for three nights. 

conghamhallhotel.co.uk

10. Clay pigeon shooting in Suffolk

You’ll be welcomed with a cream tea by an open fire in this 15th-century, half-timbered hotel. But don’t get too relaxed – the focus of your stay is clay-pigeon shooting with personal instruction, after which there will be plenty of fabulous food and a superb room, too.From £340pp for two nights. 

theswanatlavenham.co.uk

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