Updated: Sep 23
By Maya Potter.
‘The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale’ - Lauren DeStefano
When it starts to get darker much earlier each evening, it is a sure thing that summer is coming to an end. The autumn equinox changes annually and this year it fell on Wednesday 22 September. The equinox is worked out by the sun crossing the equator and being positioned exactly above it, resulting in the day and night lasting for approximately the same length of time. Although this may mean the end of the warmer weather in the northern hemisphere, there are many things to enjoy and look forward to in autumn.
As Winnie the Pooh said, autumn is 'a time for hot chocolatety mornings, and toasting marshmallow evenings, as best of all, leaping into leaves!’
Nature is arguably at its most spectacular during the autumn months. Going for a stroll amongst the resplendent orange hues feels like walking through a painting, with a satisfying crunch underfoot.
Check out this guide to some of Britain's Best Autumn Walks for some great places to explore.
The months of autumn also include several festivities with Halloween on 31 October and Bonfire Night on 5 November. Both are popular during the colder months and bring people together in celebration. Why not grab a sparkler and hotdog and enjoy some of the magical firework displays that take place across the country at this time of year.