Spring is the season that The British Isles amazing wildlife and breathtaking scenery really comes to life. From the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to Devon’s rugged coastline, there are plenty of destinations to explore during this glorious season.
We have designed todays blog to help you decide if Spring is the right season to plan your guided tour of the UK by taking a look at 3 of our favourite locations in the United Kingdom to visit in the mild Spring months.
The Cotswolds is a picturesque region in the south of England known for its rolling hills, charming villages, and beautiful countryside.
Part of what makes the region such an idyllic slice of English countryside life are the centuries old houses that are typically made of a type of limestone called “Cotswold stone,” characterized by its warm golden color. The villages in the Cotswold typically consist of clusters of these stone houses, some dating back to the medieval period, along with quaint shops, tea rooms and pubs.
Spring is an ideal time to visit the Cotswolds as the weather is mild and the landscape comes to life with new growth and wildflowers.
This mild weather make it the perfect time to take a leisurely hike through the countryside and take in the beautiful views without being surrounded by the many hillwalkers who will be out during the peak summer season. The Cotswold Way is a popular trail that runs through the region and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Another option is to explore one of the many charming villages and towns in the Cotswolds, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, and Bourton-on-the-Water.
If you’re interested in history, a visit to one of the many stately homes and castles in the Cotswolds is a must. Sudeley Castle, for example, is a beautiful castle with a rich history, and it is also surrounded by lovely gardens that are perfect for a springtime stroll.
Don’t forget the nearby city of Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, with many buildings and institutions still standing from the Bard’s time. The short distance between the two regions make for a perfect Cotswalds and Statford Upon Avon Day Tour.
Spring is an excellent time to visit Devon, as the county in Southwest England is known for its beautiful countryside and charming coastal towns. The mild weather in spring allows for comfortable outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and fishing.
As the weather starts to warm up, the countryside comes to life with new growth and wildflowers. The rolling hills and countryside are covered in a blanket of bright yellow daffodils, bluebells and other wildflowers. Visitors can take a walk or hike through the countryside, stopping at picturesque villages and hamlets along the way.
Another popular activity in Devon during spring is visiting the coast, where you can witness the arrival of migratory birds such as Puffins and Terns along the stunning cliffs, or take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the fresh sea air.
If you are interested in history, Devon is home to many historic sites and monuments, including the famous Dartmoor National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to many prehistoric remains.
In addition, Spring is also a great time to experience Devon’s local food and drink, as local farmers and fishermen are starting to harvest new produce, such as new season lamb, early berries, and freshly caught fish. With so many things to see and do, spring is the perfect time to visit Devon and enjoy all that this beautiful county has to offer.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye in Scotland is known for its stunning landscapes, rugged coastlines, and picturesque villages. Spring is the perfect time to visit the island as the island’s colorful wildflowers, such as bluebells and primroses, begin to bloom, adding a vibrant splash of color to the already breathtaking scenery.
The Isle of Skye is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and spring is an excellent time to go wildlife watching as many of the island’s animals come out of hibernation and begin to breed.
One of the most iconic animals to see on the island is the red deer, which can often be found grazing on the island’s hills and moors. Spring is also the best time to see the island’s birdlife, as many species return from their winter migrations and begin breeding. Some of the most notable birds to watch for include the golden eagle, white-tailed sea eagle, and osprey. These birds are best spotted during the spring months, especially in the early morning or late evening.
Another popular animal to watch on Skye during the spring months is the seal. Grey seals can be seen hauled out on rocks around the coast, and you may be lucky to spot some pups too. The island is also home to the common and the ringed seal, those are rarer to spot but it’s still possible.
There’s no doubt that Britain in springtime has something special waiting around every corner; from ruins shrouded in fog to open fields filled with flowers – everything seems brighter and fresher than usual! So if you’re looking for an adventure this budding season look no further than Devon, Isle of Skye & The Cotswolds!