Winter walking at Winkworth Arboretum

The view over Badger's Bowl and beyond on a frosty winter morning

Get your New Year's resolutions off to a flying start with an invigorating walk around Winkworth Arboretum. With its flourishing Winter Garden and twisting Holly Walk, this internationally significant landscape is a wonderful place for a stroll in the winter.

Nestled on a hillside in the heart of Surrey, Winkworth's wintry woodland is the perfect spot for a quiet walk in the crisp, clean air. With a mixture of level walkways and challenging hills, there's a route for everyone; dogs on leads are welcome, and a disabled car park at the bottom of the Arboretum provides access to the meadow and lakeside walk.

Take in the fragile beauty of winter trees
Sun beaming through trees at Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey

If you're looking for some exercise, avoid the dull repetition of the treadmill, fill your lungs with fresh air and enjoy the sights of the Arboretum as you walk or jog. Take a break at the boathouse for a stunning view of the lake as the trees shimmer in the clear water.

Experience the tranquillity of the lake from the boathouse balcony
The view from the boathouse balcony in winter

When you've finished your walk, pop into the tea-room near the kiosk for a warming drink and a slice of homemade cake, baked fresh daily. Indulge guilt-free, knowing every bite helps us preserve and protect Winkworth's historic landscape for years to come.