Winter walks

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Affordable winter kit and clever hacks to keep you warm on outdoor adventures
Readers’ tips for staying toasty when you’re out exploring, plus some recommendations from our travel editor

Guardian readers

03, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘I felt I’d stepped into Narnia’: walking St Patrick’s Way in Northern Ireland
The pilgrim path celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Our writer takes in the uncrowded moors, mountains, canal and coast, on an adventure straight out of a storybook

Phoebe Smith

07, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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They want to build a theme park here? Swanscombe peninsula, Britain’s newest protected place
Our writer falls for the charms of north Kent, well aware that developers want to get their hands on this site of special scientific interest

Carol Donaldson

29, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Husky sledding, skiing and walking with wolves: 10 winter adventures to try around Britain
Icy dips, snow shoeing and the northern lights are also among our pick of fabulously frosty experiences

Annabelle Thorpe

26, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Cold play: how to enjoy UK outdoor activities – even in winter
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear, say the experts, who share their top spots for winter fun – and the kit that can make it all possible

Kevin Rushby

24, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best winter walks in the UK
Frosty landscapes, pale winter light and the promise of a pub fire … nothing blows away the post-Christmas cobwebs like a bracing walk. Our writers pick 10 great trails

Guardian writers

28, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: unexpected treasures on a dark day
Eyam, Derbyshire: Shreds of mist began racing up the moor from the valley below and everything changed

Ed Douglas

27, Dec, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Cold mountain: a winter skills course in the Scottish Highlands
Hill trekking in winter can feel like wonderland – but it’s perilous for the uninitiated. This two-day course will get you safely to the top of a magical Cairngorm mountain

Anna Fleming

06, Dec, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Brilliant winter holidays in Europe: readers’ travel tips
Your wintry wanderings take in a Dickensian Christmas festival, snowshoeing, skiing and digging a snow hole bedroom – plus cosy bars and hotels to warm up in

Guardian readers

23, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Winter wanders: 21 UK walks with a wow factor
Authors, travel and nature writers pick routes in the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Scenic Areas that take on a special aura in winter

Guardian writers

29, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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10 great winter walks in the UK: readers’ tips
Cold winds sweep marshes, hills, woods and moors from Rye to Pitlochry. But our tipsters are hardy and know the best routes – and some restorative pitstops

Guardian readers

26, Dec, 2018 @9:30 AM

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Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers
The British countryside is especially dramatic in winter, and ideal for a walk to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. Ten writers choose their favourites – and pubs to thaw your feet in

30, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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