Our best winter walks

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, throw on some wellies and go for an invigorating walk. Blow away the cobwebs along blustery coastal paths, or take a frosty Boxing Day stroll. You can go on a guided walk with one of our rangers or go your own way with one of our downloadable trails.

    Walkers exploring the Beacons Way path between Pont ar Daf and Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Walk through winter wonderlands

We’ve chosen some of our favourite walking routes for a winter’s day. Get your winter coat and boots on and enjoy a breath of fresh air in beautiful scenery.

Sika deer at Knole

Winter wildlife walks

Get some tips on wildlife to look out for during the winter months. There are gentle strolls and some more demanding walks in this list of wildlife trails.

Visitors in the pub beer garden at Gibside

Cosy pub walks for winter

We all love a crisp winter walk, especially when there’s a pub to cosy up in afterwards. We own over 35 characterful tenanted pubs and inns, plus the Sticklebarn Tavern in Cumbria which we run ourselves. Settle down beside the fire and enjoy a warm welcome, lip-smacking ales and delicious local food.

A family enjoying the easy access walk at Baggy Point

Accessible winter walks

Christmas is a time when families come together, and walking is a great way to entertain everyone in the great outdoors. We’ve picked some of our favourite accessible routes with easy terrain and good surfaces: perfect for pushchairs, mobility aids and little legs. Gather the family, wrap up warm and head out to enjoy some of our most beautiful places.

Map reading in the Peak District

Guided winter walks 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the work we do to care for special places, then joining a guided walk is a great way to find out more. This winter our knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be leading walks at our places all across the country, including several special New Year’s Day events. Wrap up warm and come along to experience our places at their seasonal best.