Great walks around Buckinghamshire

The Chilterns Countryside, Hughenden, Cliveden and Stowe are stark and beautiful in winter. Pull on a jacket and wellies and go explore.

Winter walking in sleeping landscapes

Taking a walk in nature is good for both body and soul. A winter landscape with brittle sunlight and long deep shadows is dramatic and exhilarating to be in. The land may be dormant and the air sharp and quiet, but it's anything but boring in the great outdoors. 

It's fascinating to see the sculptural shapes of the trees and the curve and slope of the hills emerge from their blanket of foliage. The architecture of the landscape is laid bare in winter. The season suits long, mindful wanders with just your thoughts or a close friend for company.

There are things we can all do to help look after the countryside in winter, such as not parking on verges and soft ground, trying to avoid widening paths when they get muddy and keeping dogs on leads near livestock. 

Here are some great winter walks near you and there are lots more on the website.

Snowdrops growing in the garden at Kingston Lacy

Stowe

Spot the early signs of snowdrops in the New Year on a walk around Stowe. There'll be carpets of white in the Elysian Fields, Sleeping Wood and Lamport Garden.

the Disraeli monument in winter at Hughenden

Hughenden 

We’ve selected some of our favourite winter walks at Hughenden. The gardens, estate and countryside take on a whole new look for you to discover.

Bradenham village and estate in Buckinghamshire

Chilterns Countryside

Winter can be a wonderful time to get out and explore the Chilterns. We have a variety of walks to suit all abilities. The latest walk joins three National Trust properties together, Hughenden, West Wycombe and Bradenham.

The aviary in winter at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon 

Make the most of your winter weekends at Waddesdon Manor. You can stroll around our beautiful gardens, stop off at the Stables for a hot drink, then visit the Aviary.

Family walking at Ashridge, Herts & Bucks

Ashridge 

Every season brings a fresh perspective at Ashridge. At this time of year, leafless branches make a stunning filigree against a pale winter sky or an apricot sunset.