We happen to think this is the nicest time of year when you can often find yourself the only person on the beach and in terms of weather anything can happen: crisp sunny days, dramatic dark skies, rainbows, wind, rain and even snow.
We love the autumn for its stunning leaf displays, and this is the season in which to take a walk through Lee woods or wrap up warmly for a coastal walk, starting just behind our house. Alternatively, go further afield to Watersmeet, which is home to a wonderful tea shop. We can also recommend Hunter’s Inn as a base for walking (see out walkers’ maps in the apartment). Take a short, fairly flat walk to the sea from the Inn or choose a stiffer walk up through the woods and over the hills, then return to the warm pub for a well-earned lunch or tea.
In winter dramatic dark skies show off the browns and greens of the hills and sunlight sparkles on the rocks and leaves. Frost and snow are dazzling, but because this is Fuchsia Valley we are in a warm pocket and snow may only last for a matter of hours, so everyone rushes out with their cameras to catch it while they can. In some years we don’t get any snow at all and the last time there was proper deep snow, according to local legend, was back in the 1960s.