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Beautiful Boxing Day Walks

Written by Amy Hughes

After all the festive celebrating is done,
Why not wrap up warm for some outdoor fun!
Stroll along a beach or explore a wood,
These Boxing Day walks will work off the Christmas Pud!

Mottisfont Abbey and Gardens, Hampshire

Work off all that indulgent festive food exploring the grounds of this fantastic house and grounds on an interactive trail. There are lots of fun activities to enjoy along the way including ‘brussel sprout bowling’! Find out more.

 Ham House and Garden, Richmond

Dogs are welcome for 12 days from Boxing Day to enjoy, with their families, a delightful stroll around the grounds. Every canine visitor receives a tasty bone! Find out here.

 St James’ Park, London

If you are in the capital for Christmas why not take a walk around St James’ Park? It’s officially the warmest place in the UK with an average temperature of 11.43°C. You can also take a nice route starting from the park, then walk down through The Mall, along Victoria Embankment and return via Birdcage Walk and Buckingham Palace. Find out more.

 New Forest National Park, Hampshire

The New Forest has many, many walks, where the family can explore the stunning landscape. There is a range of different routes that you can choose from that vary in length and difficulty. The children can try to spot some adorable New Forest ponies, cattle and donkeys that live there. An especially lovely walk is the one from Beaulieu to Buckler’s Hard and back – a nice gentle walk that follows the Beaulieu River. Find out more.

 Leeds Castle, Kent

Leeds Castle

Head to Leeds Castle between Christmas and New Year for a fun post-Christmas walk which all the family can enjoy! Follow a special trail answering questions about wildlife and nature, and all completed quizzes are entered into a draw with a chance to win a prize! Find out more.

 Windermere, Cumbria

The Lake District offers an incredible number of different walks from multi-day hikes to walks suitable for pushchairs. The views are incredible too! The walk that I have found below is an easy walk for the family to try and takes in some of the beautiful scenery around Lake Windermere. Find out more.

Formby Red Squirrel Walk, Liverpool

This easy walking trail will suit all the family this Boxing Day and as the woodlands are home to the red squirrel, hopefully, you will get to see one or two! Find out more.

 Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Credit: National Trust/John Miller

Bring family and friends to Winkworth for a beautiful guided Boxing Day walk surrounded by nature, even the kids will be exploring all day! Find out more.

Knole Historic Home and Garden, Sevenoaks, Kent

Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

The day after Christmas Day everyone deserves some fresh air including the dog, so walk off some of those calories in a guided walk of this beautiful park. Find out more.

Bodiam Castle, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

After a day indoors indulging on all that festive food, why not get up bright and early and bring the family to this magnificent castle for an early morning tour of the grounds. Afterwards, enjoy a breakfast bap and a hot drink in the Tea Room. Booking is essential for this event.  Find out more.

Do you know any great Boxing Day Walks that we’ve missed? We’d really love to know! Someone else might love it, and really want to go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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