Wonderful Winter WalksWinter means lots of things; the Festive season, nights in by the fire and warm and hearty meals. It also means seeing your breath on those fresh winter mornings and enjoying the crispness of the season. It's a great time of year to head out on a brisk walk and take in all the beauty the British countryside has to offer. Pack up your winter woollies and take a look at our round up of some of the best hotels to visit for lovers of the great outdoors.
Grab your wellies and enjoy walking round some of these brilliant beauty spots.
With many of our hotels also being pet friendly you can even bring your pooch along to enjoy it all too.
Adamton Country House
Set in a historic country estate dating back to the 11th century, Adamton Country House is the perfect place to really get away from it all. Based in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, not only is the hotel surrounded by its own beautiful landscape but is close to plenty of other scenic days out.
Dundonald Castle, just a short distance from the hotel is surrounded by lush green land making a stunning back drop for a winter stroll while Prestwick Beach is a great spot for a stroll along the shoreline. Once you've seen the beautiful sights South Ayrshire has to offer, head back to the hotel for dinner, drinks and some down time.
Hollins Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Located in West Yorkshire, Hollins Hall is set on 200 acres of landscaped grounds for you to meander round at your leisure. Facilities include several dining options, a spa and 18 hole golf course. Not far from the hotel you'll find plenty of other places to explore.
Nearby Harewood House is one of the Treasure Houses of England and dates back to the 18th Century. Get lost for the day in 100 acres of gardens and enjoy exhibitions including contemporary art and the rare Bird Garden. If you fancy something to keep the kids entertained, Roundhay Park is one of the most poular parks in Leeds with no shortage of things to do. Get wrapped up warm and explore the parks, lakes and playgrounds. After all that winter walking, make the most of the on-site leisure club with pool, sauna and steam room ready to let you take a load off.
Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa
This beautiful hotel is set within 11 acres of stunning gardens. Roam round the picturesque setting to your heart's content knowing you can head back to the warmth and hospitality of this beautiful building.
Market Bosworth Country Park is full of rolling woodland and features tons to do for people of all ages. Grab a hot drink and a cake to warm you up as you walk around. Want your walk to include a bit more old fashioned fun? Try Conkers; full of indoor and outdoor attractions and located in the heart of the National Forest, you're sure to love every step of this fun filled day out. After an eventful day, dine out in one of Bosworth Hall's four restaurants and don't lift a finger for the rest of your stay!
Who said walks could only be in the country? Want to explore London on foot? Take a trip to the Hampstead Hotel for a wallet friendly way to see all London has to offer.
Stroll around Hyde Park with a coffee and a croissant, or take a walk along the Thames stopping at the Pub on The Thames; Tattersall Castle for a swift pint and some pork scratchings! It wouldn't be a trip to London without a walk to Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. There's no better way to see the city than taking it all in while you walk around. With all of London on your doorstep there's no reason not to head up town to make the most of the surrounding restaurants and bars.
The Cavendish Hotel
Is there anything much more British than the seaside? Don’t let the lack of sunshine stop you trying out a winter seaside break at Britannia. Walking along the shore, wrapped up in your coat and scarf is certain to wash away those winter blues and reenergise you for the year ahead. Tuck into some traditional fish and chips as you wander down Eastbourne pier enjoying the shops, arcades and attractions.
If you fancy travelling a tiny bit further, head to the iconic Beachy Head to see the UK's highest chalk sea cliff and visit the lighthouse, the pub or take an open top bus tour when your legs have had enough! Eastbourne has a great selection of restaurants to choose from in the evening, but if you'd rather stay on site, The Coronet Bar & Lounge serves lunch and dinner as well as offering a delicious range of drinks and cocktails.