Winter walks at The Argory

Family on a winter walk through woodland

Join us for a walk this winter and enjoy landscapes at their seasonal best. Find some solace from the hustle and bustle, step out with the family over the festive period or burn off the mince pies on a healthy stroll.

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.

The busy squirrel is easily spotted traversing the tangled network of branches with ease, gathering acorns for his winter feast. 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

This year the ranger team have been busy planting 3000 daffodil bulbs and 1000 snowdrop bulbs which will be starting to breakthrough showing the promise that spring is on its way, with a magnificent display of snowdrops from the beginning of February.

One of the first signs of spring - Snowdrops
Snowdrops growing in a National Trust garden