Britain's Best Winter Walks

WOMAN'S WEEKLY|December 3, 2019

Britain's Best Winter Walks
Make the most of the crisp, cold days with a ramble in the great outdoors
Helena Cartwright

Lake District Buttermere Valley

DISTANCE Approx. 5 miles

WHY? Owned by the National Trust, Buttermere lake nestles amid the Lake District’s Western Fells. It’s surrounded by some of Lakeland’s most beautiful scenery, particularly the run of fells that border its southern edge, including Red Pike and impressive Haystacks.

THE ROUTE Start at the car park at the northern end of Buttermere. Circling the lake is a good path that’s relatively easy and flat, with only a short stretch of road walking. Plan for two to three hours to complete the loop. Among the most rewarding views is that looking towards Fleetwith Pike, which drops steeply towards the edge of the lake.

DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT popping in to enjoy some good grub at The Fish Inn in Buttermere.

Map and more info: nationaltrust.org.uk

Exmoor Lynton & Valley of Rocks

DISTANCE Approx. 2.5 miles

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December 3, 2019