The UK’s Best Winter Walks (Perfect for Boxing Day)
According to research by the National Trust, 43million Brits are set to take a winter stroll over the Christmas weekend, so to encourage everyone to get outside over the festive period the Trust have released their ’12 walks of Christmas’.
The Trust’s survey found that over two-thirds of people think a Christmas walk is the perfect way to spend quality time with their loved ones, beating watching TV and preparing dinner. Brits also apparently believe that they’re half as likely to argue with loved ones if they aren’t cooped up inside.
Furthermore, 82% of respondents think that walking is a bicker-free festive activity, meaning that walking can reduce stress and increase family harmony (rather than fighting over the remote or who cheated at Monopoly!).
If you’re ready to get out of the house and burn off some of yesterday’s calories, here are the National Trust’s top 12 UK walks;
- Botallack Mine, west Cornwall
- Corfe Castle, Dorset
- Box Hill, Surrey
- Stowe, Buckinghamshire
- Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
- Mam Tor, Peak District
- Lyme Park, Cheshire
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
- Sticklebarn and the Langdales, Cumbria
- Brandelhow and Derwentwater, Lake District
- Hafod y Llan, Snowdonia
- Giant’s Causeway, Ulster
Botallack Mine in West Cornwall easily took the number one spot, after BBC’s remake of Poldark highlighted the breath-taking scenery. Corfe Castle in Dorset came in at number two thanks to its beautiful views of the romantic nature of the crumbling castle. Taking third place was
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