Places to walk

Winter wonderlands

Winter wonderlands

Our landscapes can take on a whole new splendour in their winter ‘coats’ and are enhanced by some surprising wildlife still out and about. Walk rounds up five of the best to explore this season on foot.

The Shropshire Way

Walking The Shropshire Way

The recent expansion of the Shropshire Way has created a vast network of routes weaving around the far reaches of the county. We explore one of the latest additions in the north-west, tracing a spectacular route to the edge of Wales and back again via secluded waterways, a wild hilltop quarry, several peat bogs and some angry-looking cattle.

Snowshoeing in Tyrol

Snow limits

The Italian Alps of the South Tyrol region are the perfect place to learn to snowshoe in the shoulder seasons, with stunning routes to atmospheric mountain huts, serving up the very best of local food and hospitality. Just make sure you’re able to get back down again…

Headstone Viaduct across Monsal Dale

Walk the line

Follow any one of these former rail tracks for your ticket to some of the best walking in the UK…

Outer Aylesbury Ring

Walking the Outer Aylesbury Ring

Linking quintessential English villages with lofty countryside views, the 85km/53-mile Outer Aylesbury Ring is a new high-level walking route masterminded by local Ramblers that shows off the best of rural Buckinghamshire. Hanna Lindon (words) and Steve Morgan (photography) went to road-test a section and meet the people behind its creation…