Heading out into the countryside this winter is the perfect tonic to a year that has been filled with doom and gloom. The British countryside in the winter is a place to really unwind, breathe in lungfuls of fresh air and let your mind relax and get away from it all.
Before you head out at this time of year make sure that you have everything you need – warm clothing such as aran sweaters are ideal – you can choose an aran sweater from shamrockgift, a decent waterproof coat and of course a flask of hot tea are essential for a good winter walk!
If you are looking for the perfect place to head off for a stroll or even a weekend mini break to make the most of the countryside, here are a few places that are fantastic in the winter…
Head to the most northern reaches of the UK and you will find Tobermory, on the Inner Hebrides. The picture-perfect houses, the expanse of wild North Sea, and the beautiful countryside make this a perfect place for a winter getaway.
To spend time in the wild woods, the Forest of Dean is perfect. The expanse of ancient woodland comes alive with reds and golds during the Autumn months and in the Winter a sleepy stillness sets in – the best place to go to be alone with your thoughts.
Head to Wales if you want enchanted landscapes – the four waterfalls walk in the Brecon Beacons is a sometimes challenging but very rewarding walk – scramble through mossy stones and forests, as you come across four of the regions waterfalls.