Winter walking wonderlands in the Midlands

So you thought we closed for winter? Guess again! You can explore so many places right through the year (with the exception of Christmas Day, when we take a little break).

Some of the houses may be resting for conservation reasons, but there are miles and miles of wonderful parkland and outdoor spaces to explore and rooms that are often closed at other times of the year. Many have a hot drink and a slice of cake waiting for you at the end.

Don’t forget to check opening details before you head out.

    Attingham Park

    Attingham Park’s Mile Walk offers some stunning views of the woodland and river. It’s easy to wander through this tranquil scene and feel like you’re exploring Narnia on a snowy day.

    Calke Abbey

    Walk along the deer park at Calke Abbey and catch glimpses of red and fallow deer.

    Carding Mill Valley

    Carding Mill Valley is the place to go on Boxing Day. Traditionally lots of families walk off their turkey dinners and if snow has fallen don’t forget your sledge to have fun on the slopes.

    Clent Hills

    The drier atmosphere of winter days and fallen leaves give rise to crisp views from Clent Hills, across the Severn valley flood plain, down through the Cotswolds and across to Wales. A top spot for photographers.

    Clumber Park

    The New Year is upon us and it's time to blow away a few cobwebs (and calories). Head to Clumber Park where you decide how many miles of parkland you want to explore.

    Longshaw Estate, Peak District

    Meet up with friends and family at Longshaw for a festive walk in the Peak District. Accessible routes, peaceful places, long stretching views and a delicious scone in the tea-room, what more could you want?

    Lyveden New Bield

    Fancy a four miler? Take a trip to Lyveden New Bield to enjoy their New Year walk. Help them feed the birds and learn how they survive in these colder months.

    Packwood House

    A winter welly walk awaits you at Packwood House, follow the trail and see what winter props you can spot as you go.

    Upton House

    Venture along Kitty’s walk in the gardens of Upton House or pick up a walking sheet from visitor reception to enjoy a whole range of walks around the wider estate.