Special winter walks in the south west

If you fancy a walk with a difference this holiday season, or have just eaten too much festive food, then we’ve got just the thing for you. Check out our list of special seasonal walks below to see what’s going on near you.

    Stonehenge Landscape

    Take the chance to explore the ancient monuments of the Stonehenge landscape on December 21, the midwinter solstice. We’ll take you on a three and a half mile walk around the mysterious surroundings of the ancient monument on the shortest day of the year.


    For a breath of fresh air and some family fun why not visit Hidcote where there will be a festive trail for you to follow and the chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

    Brownsea Island

    Help us to celebrate 50 years of the National Trust on Brownsea Island and take advantage of the chance to visit the island when it would normally be closed. It’s the ideal chance to get away from all the stress of those last-minute Christmas preparations and get back to nature.

    Arlington Court

    Say goodbye to the old year and walk off your Christmas pudding with a ramble around the Arlington estate, led by one of our knowledgeable rangers.

    Brean Down

    If you fancy doing a walk at your own pace, this bracing stroll along one of the great landmarks of the Somerset coastline is perfect. It’s a steep climb to the top, but the views out across the Bristol Channel make it well worth the effort.


    Take a stroll around the chapel and house gardens. Feast your eyes on colourful barks not usually visible in spring and summer, and admire winter flowers.