Walks at The Argory

A winter walk around The Argory grounds

It's easy to slip into slow mode in winter when the lack of sunlight drains our energy, but lets not hibernate this year. Whatever the weather, act as if its a warm spring day, and go for a walk. Here's a few highlights of what you can spot on your energising walk at The Argory.

Winter time at The Argory

When the trees have lost their leaves, the rugged beauty of their textured bark and spreading branches are revealed. Large oaks with their full crowns create beautiful silhouettes against the winter sky, while the frost glistens on the golden branches of the larch.

Busy woodland residents are easily spotted traversing the tangled network of branches with ease, gathering fodder for their winter feasts. Red robins with their feathers all fluffed up against the cold follow the gardener waiting for tasty treats to be unearthed as he works the soil. It’s the perfect time of year to see a kingfisher perched above the icy river blackwater warming himself up in a patch of winter sun.

With its distinctive red-breast, the robin is a familiar sight across the UK
Robin perched on a branch
With its distinctive red-breast, the robin is a familiar sight across the UK
Frosty Gunnera on the approach to The Argory
Frosty Gunnera at The Argory
Frosty Gunnera on the approach to The Argory

Its time to put on your walking boots and warm hat and see what you can spot along the trails. 

Remember, the Courtyard Cafe offers take-away warm drinks and snacks for all to enjoy after your nature adventure.

We look forward to seeing you.