Summer fun in your 'Pad a hazy memory? Your SoulPad may well have been cleaned, reproofed and tucked up for it's winter hibernation. Don't feel downhearted! The late Autumn and early winter is a great time to get outdoors and appreciate the golden light. Get a fix of Vit D and enjoy the spectacular colours.

Enhance the experience with practical and gorgeous accessories. We love products that have a myriad of uses, not just for camping. Would you believe we have a hot water bottle to match our fabulous and luxurious water proof backed blanket? And to finish it off you can add a Feuerhand lantern for some added nostalgia. Take a flask full of hot chocolate (or your favourite tipple) with some emergency rations in a basket and you're ready for whatever the weather throws at you.

Need new ideas? The National Trust is a terrific place to look for inspiration whether you are young, old or somewhere inbetween! There are over 500 places to visit across the British Isles. They look after more than 780 miles of coastline and also care for 11 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. There is a natty search facility. For days out - just type in an area eg. 'Yorshire Dales' or 'use my location' and see what pops up. It's surprising how often we can find hidden gems right on the doorstep, local locations we knew nothing about!

Enjoy exploring and feel free to get in touch with your excursion ideas. We love hearing what fellow SoulPadders are upto along with new ideas for places to visit.