Autumn sees the return of pumpkin spiced lattes and lazy afternoons in cosy gastropubs for some.

But it's also a chance to get more active and strap on some hiking boots and hit the trails.

And with outdoor experts Millets naming North Yorkshire as the best place to plan an Autumn adventure in the UK, it's about time we get exploring.

The county has a record 2,909 outdoor activities everything from the stunning North York Moors National Park to the most campsites than anywhere else in the UK.

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It has 530 campsites in total, spanning from sites in Skipton to Scarborough.

The study looks at every county across the UK and ranks them on the number of outdoor activities they have including walking and climbing routes, mountain bike trails.

The British Adventure Index also takes into account a county's natural features everything from lakes and mountains.

North Yorkshire is closely followed by the Scottish Highlands.

Highland Council does not oversee the entire Scottish Highland national park but the largest number of P600 mountains in the country (56) and 309 lakes, it is a more than worthy second place.

The Highlands do have four outdoor ski slopes including the Nevis range, making it perfect for outdoor adventuring into the Winter months.

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The home of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria has a total of 2,126 outdoor activities, earning it third place.

It is also the best country for walking and running trails with over a whopping 1,000 trails and 500 climbing routes, including the popular mountain Helvellyn. 

The 10 ten places in the UK for an Autumn adventure

  1. North Yorkshire
  2. The Highlands
  3. Cumbria 
  4. Aberdeenshire
  5. Perth and Kinross
  6. Staffordshire
  7. Derbyshire
  8. Scottish Borders
  9. Shropshire
  10. West Sussex