Winter walks in Thames Valley

Clear your head this New Year on a winter walk. Why not enjoy the views and space at Stowe or the countryside of the Chilterns? Then warm up with something hot afterwards. There's lots of places to unwind on a winter walk in the Thames Valley.

Exploring the monumental landscape advent calendar at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Landscape advent calendar

Embrace the season and enjoy a world of frost-kissed gardens as you uncover 24 hidden 'doors' in the landscape. Available daily from 1 December 10am-4pm, grab a map from the welcome area and head out on a wintery quest. Advent doors have been created by our team and the local community.

Family on a winter walk through woodland

Basildon Park 

There are four way-marked walks around Basildon Park varying in distance from 0.5 to 3 miles. They take in the garden, parkland and the views of the Chilterns. The two shorter walks are pushchair friendly for an easier stroll. And the tea-room will be open daily serving light lunches and cake.

Youngsters in wellies winter walking

Winter walks at Cliveden 

Get some fresh air with a walk across miles of Cliveden's woodlands in Buckinghamshire. The estate offers spectacular views over the Thames valley and lots of opportunities for families to have fun while stretching their legs.

Bradenham Village in Winter

Chilterns Countryside winter walks 

Take in some clean, fresh air on one of our downloadable walks in the Chilterns Countryside. Admire the views from Coombe Hill or Watlington Hill or venture deep into the Chiltern Hills on one of our longer trails.

A view across the parkland at Hughenden in winter

Walk through a winter wonderland at Hughenden

With four walks that encompass both woodland and parkland, Hughenden has so much to offer. Varying in length of 1.5 miles to 4 miles, there's a route for all abilities.

Walkers at White Horse Hill in Oxfordshire

Winter walking at White Horse Hill  

For an exhilarating walk with great views, head for White Horse Hill in Oxfordshire. Wrap up warm and climb to the top of the hill or for a serious 8 mile hike you can walk to the Ashdown Estate and back.

Sunrise and frost at The Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Winter walking at The Buscot and Coleshill Estates  

A crisp cold morning is a great time for a walk. We have 5 for you to try, all between 3 to 4 miles in distance and covering the parkland, woods and open countryside in and around Coleshill village.