5 routes for winter foraging


The crunch of snow and crackle of fallen twigs; low, ethereal sunlight glowing on big-sky landscapes. Icy-fresh winds rouging up cheeks and blowing away cobwebs... Ah, walking in winter can be invigorating, perspective-changing, good for the soul. It can also be unexpectedly bounteous. While autumn may be famed for its mist and mellow fruitfulness, there’s still potentially lucrative foraging to be done on a winter stroll.

Here are five winter walks ripe for foraging from Ramblers Routes.

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Brockweir and St. Briavels, Gloucestershire

Walking through fields and woodland, this moderate walk takes in fine views of St. Briavels Castle, medieval churches at Hewelsfield and St.Briavels, and Offa's Dyke.

Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries

Take in the dark skies of Galloway! Within the landscape that inspired 'The 39 Steps', this figure-of-eight walk in the heart of Galloway Forest promises amazing views both night and day. 


Walthamstow marshes, London

An easy urban walk from Stamford Hill library to Springfield Park, passing the Walthamstow marshes and Springfield Marina along the way. A great walk for the family with plenty of opportunity for refreshment and play.

The Tortworth Chestnut, South Gloucestershire

This leisurely stroll takes you through woods, along lanes and river banks, passing quiet hamlets. You'll also see the beautiful and ancient Tortworth Chestnut tree.


Newgale to St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Take a stroll along Pembrokeshire's glorious Coast Path. Walking from Newgale to St David's via the picturesque Solva Village, take in the views over Solva's harbour and the cathedral of St David's. 


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