Winter walks

We've put together a few of our winter walks for you to enjoy. There are plenty to try in and around Somerset.

View from Bath skyline at Prior Park Landscape Garden

Winter walks at Montacute House

Clear frosty days bring crunchy grass, wide reaching views and a changing landscape which is best explored on foot. At Montacute the garden and parkland is transformed, great for exploring and there's a cafe to warm up in too.

Brean Down, coastal site, Somerset

Brean Down winter walk

Take a bracing winter walk with a steep climb to the top where you can be rewarded with fantastic views out across the Bristol Channel.

Walkers out in the countryside

Cheddar Gorge walk

Explore the heights of one of our most spectacular natural sights. With its weathered crags and pinnacles, Cheddar Gorge plays host to a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife.

A view from Whitesheet Hill

Stourhead Whitesheet Hill walk

Look out for tree sparrows and other interesting birds and take in the panoramic views over the Stourhead estate and surrounding countryside on a walk of considerable archaeological interest.

An ancient oak tree in Horner Wood on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Horner Wood ancient trees walk

Start with a picnic in the meadows before exploring this extensive ancient wood pasture, and greeting the deer, stag and impressive 500-year-old oak tree.

Emperor Dragonfly clings to its larval case midway through its hatching cycle

Wildlife at Tyntesfield

Dragonflies and deer, bats, birds and badgers, newts, hares, fungi and reptiles - the diversity of the Tyntesfield estate makes it the perfect home for a whole range of wildlife.

Grazing cows on the Tyntesfield estate

Park walk at Tyntesfield

Take in the views of the gardens at Tyntesfield before returning gently uphill, along the main drive, and past some wonderful trees and buildings.

View of Bath from the Skyline on Bathwick Fields

Bath Skyline Walk - new directions for 2017

Only a short stroll from the city centre, enter another world, onto the skyline hills above Bath and beyond, through meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys.

Visitors on a walk at Baggy Point, Devon

Winter walks in North Devon

Enjoy the bracing air on a crisp winter's day and stretch your legs on a coastal, woodland or countryside walk in beautiful North Devon.

A person walking and another on a mobility scooter, in the Heddon Valley in winter

Winter wildlife walks in the South West 

Across the South West there are walks which take in top twitching spots and great places to see winter wildlife.