Winter walking at Claremont Landscape Garden

A white bench looking down on the amphitheatre and lake in the frost

Get your New Year's resolutions off to a flying start with an invigorating walk around Claremont's historic royal landscape. With surprising twists and turns on every path, Claremont's carefully maintained "Capability" Brown landscape is a wonderful place for a brisk winter walk.

For some gentler exercise, take the short circular route around the lake - suitable for all the family (including the canine members) with level access throughout. Say hello to the waterfowl braving the cold, admire the huge eighteenth-century grass amphitheatre, and enjoy a little winter greenery as you pass through corridors of laurel and rhododendron.

Meet the resident wildlife on a stroll around the lake
Canada geese about to land on Claremont Lake
Meet the resident wildlife on a stroll around the lake

For a slightly bigger challenge, take one of the longer routes around the garden. Each hill comes with its own reward - like the camellia terrace, dedicated to former resident Princess Charlotte of Augusta and her prince, its winter blooms chasing away the seasonal blues. Don't forget to head to the top of the amphitheatre to take in a sweeping view of the 49-acre estate and beyond.

Induldge in a slice of homemade chocolate cake
A close-up of the selection of cakes at Claremont's cafe
Induldge in a slice of homemade chocolate cake

When you've finished your walk, pop into the café near the kiosk for a warming drink and a slice of homemade cake, baked fresh daily. Indulge guilt-free, knowing every bite helps us preserve and protect Claremont's historic landscape for years to come.