The chilly weather is back again but that doesn’t mean we can’t get out and about! This is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a walk in the great outdoors, across frosty moors and through quiet wintery woodlands. Getting close to nature is great for mental health too, so wrap up in cosy Aran sweaters from somewhere like Shamrock gift and dig out some sturdy walking boots before heading out to the great outdoors. Here are some of the best country walks in the winter…
Cornwall – Although this is usually considered more of a summer destination, it should definitely not be overlooked in the winter months. Walk along the many beautiful areas of the north Cornish coastline to really blow away the cobwebs, as the wild waves crash onto the land. Head inland to the woodlands of the Coombe valley to explore the more gentle trees and wildlife of the area.
Powys – When the thermometer drops below zero for a few days running head to Pistyll Rhaeadr in Wales to see a true spectacle of nature. Here you will find the highest of the welsh waterfalls, cascading down amongst ice crystals like something from Narnia. If you are feeling adventurous continue uphill to the stunning cliffs, or if not stroll across the frosty fields.
Scotland – If you really want a true wintery expanse, head up to the Scottish Highlands. With plenty of snow across the hills in the winter, the stunning scenery will take your breath away and wildlife lovers are in for a treat. Grouse and Ptarmigan, as well as deer and red squirrels can be spotted in this wonderful wilderness.