Hey, it’s nearly time for my impending arrival back in the U and what am I gonna do without travel? Have no fear, this guest post has me thinking what to do in Winter in the UK…
You know how the saying goes; if you can’t beat them, join them. The same can be said of English winter weather – if you live in the UK you can’t avoid the blustery winter conditions, so why not fully embrace the colder weather by making a holiday out of it? During the winter there’s nothing nicer than snuggling up in a country cottage with a roaring fire, or going for a refreshing winter walk and getting dressed up for dinner, wrapping up with a stylish bolero or matching shrug…
But where to go? Here’s a few hints and tips to get your imagination going –
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales standing an impressive 1,085m tall. The area around the mountain, Snowdonia National Park, is a stunning region covering 827 sq miles. If you’re the active type who loves an outdoor challenge then it’s the perfect winter holiday destination – why not try and climb it? Aran Fawddwy is the highest mountain of Snowdon so check it out if this sounds like your cup of tea. Popular area with tourists include Moel Hebog, Mynydd Mawr and Nantlle Ridge.
The Lake District – Bowness-on-Windermere
Bowness-on-Windermere resides on the banks of Lake Windermere making it incredibly popular with tourists – it’s beautiful and strikes just the right cord between rural rolling hills and the bustle of a rustic market town. Try a winter cruise of Lake Windermere to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. If you’re feeling brave why not brace the icy temperatures and partake in some winter water sports? For those of you who prefer dry land, there are tea houses galore and many arts and crafts shops to peruse.
Lying on the Scottish Highland Boundary Fault, Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Great Britain. If you’re looking to really get away from it all then this is the destination for you – the lake features many islands, such as Inchmurrin, so you can be at one with nature quite easily. It’s a popular destination because as well as the rural aspects – rolling hills, open water and forestry, it’s complemented by its multiple leisure pursuits. Loch Lomond Gold Club is a popular haunt, which in the past hosted the Scottish Open. The West Loch Lomond Cycle Path is also popular, as are boating activities.
The UK really is home to abundance of beauty spots so this year, don’t grumble about the weather – embrace it!