Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince pies at the tea-room, frosty walks waiting to be discovered

A winter's day in a woodland

Top Boxing Day and New Year walks in the South West

Peaceful wide open spaces, far reaching views, crisp air and the crunch of frosty grass make walking at this time of year magical. After over-indulging on Christmas Day, a refreshing Boxing Day or new years walk is exactly what's needed.

Make your own decorations

A pine cone being used to make a mouse Christmas decoration

Nine handmade Christmas ideas 

Looking for handmade inspiration this Christmas? Here's a list of crafty things to made from our favourite bloggers, from ice lanterns to old fashioned wrapping paper.