There’s no doubt the summer of 2018 will be remembered as one of the hottest and driest in living memory, with average temperatures over the peak period hitting 15.8°C – a pinch over the previous record of the mythical summer of 1976, when they averaged 15.77°C. While we humans sweltered, Mother Nature took it all in her stride, but wherever there are temperature extremes, there will be winners and losers.
Taking a quiet walk on your own or a relaxing walk with family or friends in the Heart of England Forest is a wonderful way to exercise and stay healthy. Having a companion with you, be it a friend or pet dog, can make the experience even more pleasurable. Dog walkers and their dogs are always welcome in the Heart of England Forest making for a great day out to explore the countryside be it on two legs or four.
Autumn really is one of the best times to visit the Heart of England Forest, with nature launching its own magnificent variety show as the deciduous trees begin shut down for winter and their leaves offer up a palette of dazzling colours to delight visitors.