Winter walks in the North West

Blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk in the North West. Wrap up warm to explore the deer park at Dunham Massey, take in the contrasting landscapes of sand dunes and pine forests at Formby or create your very own outdoor adventure at Lyme.

A couple walking across frosty ground in front of the mill at Quarry Bank

A walk on the wild side at Quarry Bank

Wander beside the icy river at Quarry Bank, explore the crisp woodland or simply amble round the frosted gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife encounters, including the blue flashes of kingfishers, and warm up in the recently-restored the glasshouses.

Three stags in the snow on a wintry day at Lyme, Cheshire

The great outdoors at Lyme

Take a bracing walk in the deer park at Lyme this winter, with dramatic scenery to boot. Look out for the ancient deer herd and enjoy far reaching views over Cheshire and Derbyshire before warming up with a cuppa in the Timber Yard Café.

A couple walking through a woodland carpeted with snowdrops

Winter fauna and flora at Dunham Massey

Venture into the deer park at Dunham Massey to take in wildlife while you walk. Wrap up warm to take in the changing seasons and come back in the New Year to meander through thousands of winter shrubs, trees and bulbs in Dunham's winter garden - the largest of its kind in the UK.

Deer in the parkland at Tatton Park

Get the blood pumping at Tatton Park

Explore Tatton Park's deer park and woodland this winter by stretching your legs on walk, go for a run, hop on a bike or venture out on horseback. Round off your visit with a stroll through the frosted gardens and a warming hot drink.

Frosty sand dunes during sunrise at Formby

A breath of coastal air at Formby

Stroll along miles of sandy beaches beneath crisp winter skies or wander through the coastal pinewoods at Formby. Look out for rare red squirrels, follow the asparagus trail or discover prehistoric footprints at this unusual coastal landscape.

Winter walkers beside Derwent Water, Lake District

Winter walks in the Lake District 

Fancy taking to the snowcapped fells, paths or lake shores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here's a selection of our favourite walks.