Winter walks in London and the South East

Discover the magical winter landscapes on your doorstep this season. From the tree-filled valleys of Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey to the watery winter wonderland of Mottisfont in Hampshire - find a place to unwind and enjoy a winter walk in London and the South East.

The west bank at Cliveden on a sunny winters day


Enjoy far-reaching frosty views over the rolling Chiltern Hills. Head out into the wide-ranging parkland at Basildon Park or walk off the festive fare in the beech woodlands at Cliveden.

Bridgewater Monument in winter at Ashridge herts


Why not wrap up warm and make the most of a bright winters day in the countryside? Don't let the cold put you off, just head out to the monumental landscape of Stowe, the parkland of Hughenden or the beech woodland of the Chilterns countryside to breathe the fresh air and unwind.

Frosty river at Mottisfont, Hampshire


Need to escape and blow the cobwebs away? Walk across ancient, wildlife-rich farmland at Mottisfont, through Hinton Ampner's and The Vyne's majestic beech woods, or across wild expanses of New Forest heathland.

The parkland in the winter sun

East Sussex 

From a countryside trail at Bateman's to a circular trail around the estate at Scotney, there's plenty of reason to get out and about this winter. Take a look at our seasonal walks in and around East Sussex.

Looking at the West face of the house with frosted foliage on the wall in front


Head to historic Ightham Mote for a circular walk or try one of the different estate walks at Scotney Castle, there's plenty of reasons to get out and about this winter.

Winkworth winter lake view


Refresh your senses this New Year on a winter walk. Nestled on a hillside in the heart of Surrey, Winkworth Arboretum's wintry woodland is the perfect spot for a quiet walk in the crisp air. Look out across the landscape from the viewing platform or stop at the boathouse veranda for views across the lake.

Man walking across winter parkland scene

West Sussex 

Make the most of a winters day with a walk in the countryside. Marvel at the colourful winter woodland at Sheffield Park & Garden. There’s something for all types of walkers from guided tours, self-led walks on the wider estate or just have a gentle stroll around the garden.

The aviary in winter at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire


Escape the stuffy indoors and make the most of a bright winter's day in the countryside. Greys Court, Basildon Park and White Horse Hill are great places to blow away the cobwebs on a winter walk in the Oxfordshire area.

Mist rising over the River Wandle with white bridge in foreground


Embrace the outdoors whatever the weather on a winter walk at our places around London. Ramble down the river to Ham House and Garden or meander through Morden Hall Park, then warm up in one of our cafes.

A lone walker silhoetted alongside St Catherine's Oratory on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight 

A walk across a magical frost covered landscape is the perfect way to warm through on a chill winter’s day. Wrap up warm and join one of our guided walks, or download one of our suggested trails. If you choose a cliff-top stroll over Tennyson Down, dip down into our cosy Needles Battery tea-room, for hot drinks and tasty treats.