Festive walks in the East

Christmas can be tiring. But don’t let the dark days get you down, it’s the perfect time to wrap up warm and get out on an invigorating winter walk. What better way to celebrate the festive season than on a stroll through frosty countryside, keep your eyes peeled for seasonal wildlife.

View of the Himalayan silver birch grove in winter

Anglesey Abbey's Winter Garden 

The Winter Garden at Anglesey Abbey is planted with a range of plants, trees and shrubs chosen to provide vivid colour, textures and scent during the winter months. The grand finale of the winter garden is the grove of Himalayan Silver Birch with their pure white trunks.

Blickling in the mist

Add a little magic to your walk at Blickling 

Nothing beats a crisp winter walk to blow the cobwebs away at Blickling. Enjoy frosty mornings, beautiful landscapes and plenty of peace and tranquillity, before heading to the café for a warming treat.

A frosty day on the downs

Blow the cobwebs away at Dunstable Downs 

Dunstable Downs is an ever popular spot for Boxing Day and New Year’s walks, and it’s not hard to see why. Why not try our circular walk this festive season?

Post Christmas walk at Ashridge Herts

Walk off the excess at Flatford 

A brisk winter walk around Flatford is a great way of walking off those Christmas treats. Wrap up warm and explore Constable Country, safe in the knowledge that you're burning off a few more calories.

A winter walk at Ickworth

Treat yourself to a walk at Ickworth 

You'll no doubt work up an appetite after your walk at Ickworth, so pop into our restaurant for a traditional mince pie scone, which we recommend you wash down with an orange hot chocolate or gingerbread latte.

Walking in a snowy valley at Sheringham Park

Escape to Sheringham Park 

Winter walks to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas are on offer at Sheringham Park this year. Frosted plants and clear coastal views is the ideal backdrop for the whole family to explore.

Nature trail sign by the boardwalk with windpump in background

Wildlife watching at Wicken Fen 

From gentle strolls on the all-weather boardwalk around Sedge Fen to longer walks exploring new wetland habitats, with opportunities to spot amazing wildlife from hen harriers and short-eared owls to Wicken’s herds of highland cattle and konik ponies.

Wimpole white park cattle with Christmas tree

Festive stroll at Wimpole  

Whether you're enjoying a walk to the farm or a stroll around the garden, you'll see signs that the festive season is upon us, with a wooden reindeer trail and Christmas decorations en-route. However, if you want to escape, enjoy the wider estate and blow those winter blues away.

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas

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