19th December 2017
Get out and enjoy the amazing British countryside this winter. Make the most of the stunning scenery, striking landscapes and bracing weather during the colder months as you hit the road on your caravan or motorhome adventure.
Spot the wonderful wildlife and make that ideal escape as we introduce you to the great outdoors with some of the UK’s most spectacular scenic winter walks and nearby ‘open all-year round’ campsites.
Box Hill Hike, Surrey
Taking you along its eight mile circular route
, the path takes around four hours to walk but will see you take in the beautiful scenery as you pass through Box Hill Fort, Mickleham Downs and Headley Heath before arriving back at the starting point of the National Trust Centre
The Box Hill Hike is a demanding winter walk with the ground rough in places and includes steep slopes, slippery paths and many steps.
Cheddar Gorge Walk, Somerset
Discover one of England’s most beautiful landscapes
and spectacular natural sights this winter. At almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this dog friendly route let you explore the wildlife at the heart of this Somerset trail
Some of the wildlife that has made the Gorge their own is so rare that the area has achieved Special Area for Conservation
(SAC) status, as well as being the place to spot primitive goats and the UK’s biggest flock of Soay sheep.
Located under 2 miles from the Gorge, Petruth Paddocks
is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Mendip Hills
, in themselves an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Talgarth to Castell Dinas, Brecon Beacons
Offering the inspiring view at Castell Dinas
, this idyllic seven-mile hike takes you from Talgarth to Wales’ highest castle and climbs up the shoulder of the Black Mountains
Taking around 3 ½ hours, this hike explorers the best that the central Brecon Beacons
has to offer. From Talgarth
village, where the Black Mountains can be seen rising beyond the rooftops, to Rhiangoll Valley
and its 450-metre high Castell Dinas, the views can be mesmerising.
On the lookout for the perfect Welsh campsite? Hollybush Inn and Campsite
is situated just a ten-minute drive from the start of the walk at Talgarth and is a great place for a Brecon Beacons break.
Pendennis Castle coastal walk, Cornwall
Taking in the outstanding views on this moderate stroll, this Lizard Point
circular trek starts and finishes at Kynance Cove
and allows you to truly explore this amazing area of the UK.
Capturing 7 miles of stunning landscapes and amazing views across the southernmost tip of mainland Britain, it takes in Cornwall’s most dramatic coastline. This relatively easy walk will see you spot some of the country’s finest beaches as you experience the stunning winter wildlife on view.
Mam Tor circular walk, Peak District
Climb to the summit of Mam Tor
and be rewarded with one of the most stunning viewpoints in the Peak District – if the weather allows. Stretching north over Kinder and Edale
, this route takes you round Mam Tor and its amazing scenery.
Sitting in the heart of the Peak District, Castleton Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
is just over 3 miles away from the serene landscape of Mam Tor, making it a perfect place to explore this wonderful part of central England.
Blakeney to Stiffkey coastal walk, Norfolk
Trekking along the northern coast of Norfolk, the coastal walk
from Blakeney to Stiffkey takes you across Norfolk’s the beautiful Morston and Stiffkey salt marshes.
Perfect for a family walk, this 4-mile trek can be completed by all age groups and takes around 2 ½ hours as you pass through the National Trust Blakeney National Nature Reserve
Stac Pollaidh ridge, Scotland
With stunning views over Assynt, the Summer Isles and Achiltibuie, the walk around Stac Pollaidh
offers a sweeping breath-taking wintery landscape.
Taking around 2 hours, reaching the summit involves a tricky scramble with the climb a little steep, but the ascent up to the ridge is worth every ounce of effort in exploring this breath-taking area of the Highlands as you take on the 2.75-mile trek.
Stay in this picturesque area of the Highlands at Port A Bhaigh
campsite in Achiltibuie, overlooking the Summer Isles
on Scotland’s stunning west coast.
Wessenden Valley Walk, Yorkshire
Crossing Marsden village, exploring the Wessenden Valley
is one of West Yorkshire’s most beautiful winter walks.
Nestled amidst the Dark Peak
, the valley is occupied by four reservoirs and is a stunning scenic walk with little waterfall gems. A wild and remote valley, this 8-mile, 4-hour hike is a dog friendly route
through the heart of West Yorkshire.
Located on the Pennine Way, just 2 miles away is Standedge caravan and campsite
at The Carriage House in Marsden, the ideal base for an escape to Marsden Moor.
No matter where your feet end up taking you, always make sure that you make safety the top priority. Tell people where you go, make sure you take a phone with you and take extra care on slippery or uneven ground.