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The Best 10 Breaks For Winter Walks In Britain

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Sabina

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Whether it's rambling along flowery-edged pathways or hiking up craggy fells. Winter walks have become a delight in Britain and we're feeling inspired by the Telegraph's best British walks. So what better way to enjoy and absorb the majesty of sweeping vistas and mountainous skylines than on a Great little break?

1. The Ryebeck, Lake District

We're captivated by William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter and with 2017 marking the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, it's a pretty special one. Why not celebrate it with a glorious winter walk in the Lake District?

The Ryebeck is set in the heart of the Lake District boasting spectacular views and allowing you to rejuvenate whilst surrounded by beautiful natural views. Don't forget to try some of the famously known Kendal mint cake while you're there!

2. Rendezvous Hotel, North Yorkshire

Embracing the great outdoors has never been easier. Grab your walking boots and venture on an uphill climb across the Yorkshire Dales. Admire abbey ruins, enjoy a stroll around the delightful spa town with a quick stop off at a tearoom, or even to the market town pub for a jug of locally brewed Ruby Ale.

The Rendezvous Hotel offers fresh interiors and is known as one of the most versatile hotels in the area. You can even enjoy a three course meal during your stay!

3. Highbullen Golf & Country Club, Devon

Rolling hills dotted with thatched cottages and dramatic coastlines, there's no hiding that Devon is a real gem. So why not take the time out to stay at the Highbullen Hotel this winter. Breathe a breath of fresh air whilst you stroll around the surrounding areas.

Of-course you cannot visit Devon without tasting the all famous delicious Devonshire teas! And worry not, you can unwind once you're back at the hotel with a relaxing spa treatment and a delicious dinner too!

4. The Cumberland, Bournemouth, Dorset

Transport yourself to the scene of a Hollywood movie or trace Thomas Hardy novels on open heaths and vales. The dramatic coastline is an outdoor sculpture gallery filled with glorious coves, arches and stacks that have been glorified over years. Feel refreshed after inhaling the cool air.

Casual amblers and serious ramblers alike can enjoy this experience whilst staying at The Cumberland Hotel, with coffee and cake to warm up, and a delicious evening meal to enjoy during your stay.

5. Legacy Hotel Victoria, Newquay, Cornwall

Cornish delicacies are enough to bring anybody to Cornwall, but how about a winter walk along a beautiful sandy beach? Be prepared for the timeless sunset you will witness before returning to the Legacy Hotel Victoria for a delicious meal to end your day on the perfect note.

Potter around Cornwall’s lush gardens and experience everything beautiful that Britain has to offer this winter.

6. De Vere Alexandra House, Wiltshire

Views of lush green hills, valleys and plains, there are fantastic places to explore and enjoy in Wiltshire, and our favourite setting to start this journey is at the De Vere Alexandra Hotel where you are situated in the perfect place for a winter walk, you even get a picnic included in your break, isn't that great?

You can retreat back to the hotel afterwards for a delightful three course meal after a long day filled with wondrous sights.

7. Legacy Rose & Crown, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Set your camera to panoramic view as soon as you arrive in Wiltshire. You'll want to cram in shots of the lush, green hills, valleys and plains. Perhaps the most snapped attraction is the druid ring of standing stones at Stonehenge.

Once you've satisfied your inner heritage seeker, you can head back to the Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel for ????

8. The Derbyshire Hotel, Derby

This East Midlands county is all about the great outdoors. Walk the moors and tors of the Peak District and while you’re there, stop off at Chatsworth House, the setting for Pride & Prejudice.

The Derbyshire Hotel is the perfect hotel to enjoy the experience of the Peak District, and you don't have to worry about getting lost in the new area because you receive walking maps as part of your break! Not to mention the delicious included dinner too.

9. Crowne Plaza Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

There are so many ways to enjoy and explore hidden gems of a big bustling city like Edinburgh, like being led by an official guide on an alternative tour of the city, or exploring landmarks on a winter walk.

A stay at the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh offers you the perfect base to do this, and so much more. Live like a native, we hear the bright city isn’t all hustle and bustle, but don’t take our word for it. Pay it a visit.

10. Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

Cheltenham is filled with everything marvellous that the British countryside has to offer, from honey-hued clusters that make up the picture perfect town, to medieval market squares, with no shortage of winter walking routes, we love this location!

Ellenborough Park provides everything luxurious about a short break, and set in the perfect location to detox and enjoy the winter scenery.


Don't fancy any of those locations? We've have a large range of breaks to chose from, Explore our site for more inspiration! You are bound to enjoy your winter walk wherever you go. Don't forget to share your experience with us on social media!


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