What is the “Shoulder Season?”
A shoulder season is typically known as (in holiday terms) the time of year between peak-season and off-season. Makes perfect sense doesn’t it?!?!
Despite it having an odd name (we didn’t make it up!) it is actually a great time of the year to grab not only a bargain, but maybe the kind of holiday that you’re looking for; something maybe a little quieter.
Although not clearly defined, October is seen as a shoulder season (as is April to June) and with the possibility of an Indian Summer this year, this could be a great time to book yourself a break to Devon. Half-term does fall at the end of the month, so it is advisable if you’re looking for a quieter holiday to book something in the first three weeks of the month.
What can I do in Devon the Shoulder Season?
- Walks – on the beach
- Cycling – across the moors
- Water sports – bring a wetsuit
- Horse Riding – along the trails
- Golf – Lynx or inland
- Reading & Relaxing
If you’re a foodie, there are a couple of festivals you might be interested in which are during the Shoulder Season too. Of course, you could indulge yourself in some fine dining and eat out at any number of wonderful restaurants, serving everything from fish to fillet steak or cream teas to custard tarts.
We are extremely lucky to have 2 national parks on our doorstep, Exmoor and Dartmoor. Autumn is one of the best times of year to appreciate this unique landscape whiling away hours and hours, walking and soaking up the exquisite surroundings.
The National Trust have put together a fantastic section on their website which lists several different “50 things…” lists for you to do after dark, in gardens and parks and also on the coast and in the countryside.
Hopefully, this has given you a little taster of what you could do if you stayed in Devon at any one of our fantastic Devon Farms Holidays members.