With the clocks having fallen back, and the dawn of November, we are slipping quickly into the grip of winter, and with a new season comes the appeal of a long, winter walk. The UK has countless areas of natural beauty, and the idea of a crisp, sunny, but chilled, winter morning walk is one that many participate in throughout the season. Here are a few of our favourites.

Solva Harbour, St David’s, Pembrokeshire – 5 miles

Nestled in the south west of Wales, Pembrokeshire is an area of true beauty, with it being home to the only coastal national park in the United Kingdom. The Solva estuary, along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path offers staggering views across St Bride’s Bay, a rugged coastline with tonnes of history. You should even be able to catch sight of the Gribin, with a 3,000-year-old Iron Age fort topping everything off.

Chinley to Edale via Kinder Low, Peak District, Derbyshire – 9.5 miles

The peaks are some of the most attractive areas of the country, with plenty of spots on this route providing photographers with great opportunities for the perfect photo. Edale marks the southern end of the Pennine Way and the Hope Valley railway drops you conveniently back in Chinley, allowing you to stop off at one of the many fine gastropubs the Peak District has to offer.

 

White Cliffs of Dover, Kent – 4 miles

Are there many more iconic sights then the White Cliffs of Dover? The cliff-top path crosses above the port of Dover, and allows fantastic sights across the English Channel. Choose the right day of the year, on winter solstice, for example and you’ll be in the first spot in the country to see daylight!

 

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