Three things to do in Hampshire in October

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Susan on September 26, 2016

Hampshire is a pretty county situated on the southern coast of England. If you are looking for an interesting place to take a break this October, making a trip to this county is just the ticket, as it is home to the Hampshire Downs, the New Forest and the Low Weald, amongst other natural attractions, Of course, there are also lots of exciting events and activities that can be done in Hampshire, many of them in October. Here are just three:

Hot air balloon trips

There is no denying that the countryside in and around Hampshire is amongst the most beautiful in the whole of the UK, which possibly why hot air balloon trips in the county are so popular. Typically, hot air balloon flights in Hampshire are available from March until the last days of October, so it is perfectly possible to get up in the air and explore the beautiful county, and its treasures, during the Halloween month, and doing so can be extremely atmospheric.

New Forest Walking Festival

Once you’re back down to earth following your hot air balloon ride, you may want to get yourself along to the New Forest Walking Festival, where you can explore some of the most beautiful land in the country on foot.

The festival takes place on the 15th-30th October, and consists on no less than 80 walks, all led by experts, who will be able to point out some of the most interesting sights in the forest. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or you simply want to enjoy a pleasant family stroll, there will be at least one guided walk in the New Forest to meet your needs.

New Forest Food and Drink Festival

If fine food and great wine are more your thing, then you absolutely must make the time to visit the New Forest Food and Drink Festival, which takes place on 30th October until 6th November. Not only will you be able to sample some of the finest delicacies the British Isles have to offer, but you will get to do so in the stunning surroundings of the New Forest.

As well as there being plenty of good food and drink to sample, the festival will also feature skills workshops, and a farmers market showcasing the best produce the county has to offer.