Dalby Forest

4 reasons why autumn is the new summer

Cosy cottages, spooktacular events, food festivals and idyllic autumnal scenes - just some of the reasons why autumn is the new summer on Route YC.

Beat the crowds and spend less

Autumn sees the crowds disperse allowing you to explore historic landmarks at a more leisurely pace. Wander through the historic streets of idyllic towns and villages dotted up and down the Yorkshire coast, and explore iconic landmarks such as Whitby Abbey and Sewerby Hall, which take on a special charm in the autumn. Consider a visit to Route YC during spooky season! Whitby, in particular, has a unique charm with its historic abbey and connections to Bram Stoker's Dracula.

During the traditional summer months, popular tourist destinations can experience a peak in prices for accommodations and activities. Choosing autumn for holidays might be a way to avoid peak season crowds and take advantage of potentially lower prices.

Enjoy seasonal events

The Yorkshire coast host lots of events and festivals during the autumn season, such as food festivals, harvest celebrations, and cultural events.

Halloween is a great time to visit Route YC. Events such as All Hallows festival, pumpkin carving, illuminated Whitby Abbey and other spooktacular celebrations are afoot across the region!

The autumn instalment of Filey International Food Festival is held every October and is a great opportunity to sample some of the region’s delicacies. Try local Yorkshire produce at farmers' markets and enjoy hearty, a seasonal meal in a cosy traditional pub while watching the world go by.

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It’s the perfect time for a cosy countryside or coastal retreat

Stay in a cosy cottage or a country retreat in the Yorkshire countryside. Route YC provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the autumn scenery.

If you’re travelling with little ones, October half-term can be a great time for a break. Avoid the prices and crowds of summer, enjoy coastal and countryside walks as a family, plus tonnes of family-friendly activities like paddleboarding, kayaking and zip-lining.

Be inspired

Autumn on the Yorkshire coast is a true feast for the senses. The cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for leisurely walks and hikes, where you can experience the landscape transform into a tapestry of red, orange and gold. The region is a paradise for artists, photographers and nature enthusiasts too! Discover majestic wildlife and picturesque landscapes as you explore coastal footpaths, national parks, idyllic villages and woodlands.

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Cover photo is Dalby Forest's new Zog Trail created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'The Gruffalo'. For the rest of the year, they hope to encourage everyone outdoors, with an enhanced forest walking experience in the deep dark wood.

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