After enjoying a day of festive fun and feasting, a Boxing Day walk is a much loved post-Christmas tradition. Whether it’s a wild winter ramble or a more causal family stroll, nothing beats heading outside together in the crisp (or perhaps slightly soggy) winter air to stomp off yesterday's indulgences. Plus, there’s always a warming cup of tea and some Christmas leftovers to come home to.
Here are a few of our favourite winter walks from around the UK should you be looking to try a new path this year. Hats and scarfs at the ready.
Enjoy Boxing Day walk in the beautiful Peak District. Take a winter wander from the festive village to mighty Winnats Pass!
Take a walk to The Cage for spectacular views across the deer sanctuary, and you may even be able to spot the peak of Kinder Scout. You can also find a trail through Lantern Wood and discover a historic folly and a picture-perfect view of Lyme House and the surrounding landscape.
Buscot Purple Woodland Walk, Oxfordshire
Fasten your walking boots and enjoy this circular walking trail around Coleshill. Plus, you’ll explore the nearby woods on this 3 mile walk through Coxwell Wood and Oak Wood, with beautiful views across the nearby countryside
Hambledon Hill, Dorset
Why not try a walk around the ramparts at Hambledon Hill.
A challenging circular walk around the slopes and ramparts of Hambledon Hill, offering magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.
At Wallington, take a gentle stroll around the walled garden, and warm up with a hot chocolate in the cafe. After Storm Arwen, things are a little different with a few tweaks to what you would normally be able to enjoy.
Richmond Park, London
For the Londoner visit the beautiful Richmond Park on walk the 7-mile circular walk through grasslands, woodland, heaths and the park’s iconic herds of red deer.
Moel Arthur, Flintshire
Near the north coast of Wales, this is a route where you can immerse yourself in the wild, rugged landscape and not see another soul. Follow Offa’s Dyke National Trail for a ramble through the Clwydian Hills to Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur. See striking views of ancient earthworks steeped in legend - Moel Arthur is reputed to be Boudica’s burial spot.