Every season has its own unique beauty, and winter is no exception, so what better time to take a break from the business, wrap up warm and set out on a bracing walk to blow off those cobwebs! The Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks is taking place from 20 December to 5 January providing the opportunity for anyone to join their free led festive walks around the country.
Here at B&B Nationwide, we’ve a few ideas to get you started…as well as details of some of our superb B&Bs, just in case you wish to stay over and take time out to relax and unwind!
Blakeney Point, Norfolk
Head to Blakeney Point to take in the views of this dramatic coastline in winter, home to England’s largest breeding grey seal colony with over 3000 pups born each year between October and January. For details of a coastal walking trail, see https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney-national-nature-reserve/trails/blakeney-freshes-coastal-wildlife-walk
Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire
Situated at the eastern end of Wainwright’s popular Coast to Coast Walk, Robin Hood’s Bay in the North York Moors National Park is a picture, with its tiny pan-tiled cottages, stone staircases and windy cliff-top walks. A famous smuggler’s haunt in bygone times, the beach is now recognised as one of the UK’s best locations for fossil hunting. Take in the spectacular scenery with a walk along the beach or cliffs, before settling down to relax in a cosy cafe or pub!
A popular and busy destination throughout the summer, during the winter period, the picturesque village of Walberswick provides a peaceful and relaxing setting. Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, explore miles of unspoilt coastline, marsh and heathland, home to much wildlife including otters and deer. Check out the Walberswick Explorer Guide , which provides walking routes in this beautiful area.
Buttermere, Lake District
Buttermere is one of the smallest lakes in the Lake District, and surrounded by mountain landscapes is possibly one of the most beautiful. The easy-walking 4 ½ mile circuit around the lake provides spectacular views and includes a short tunnel cut through the rock by the Victorians. See https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buttermere-valley/features/buttermere for more details.
So, explore and enjoy all that this season has to offer, a great opportunity to pause and reflect…