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Boxing Day Wintery Walks

Written by Louise Winter


I just love getting outdoors on Boxing Day with all the family to go for a walk. No matter what the weather decides to do, we wrap up warm and find somewhere new to explore. Here are some walks that we have found around the country that you should definitely visit this Boxing Day.

Bute Park, Cardiff

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Going for a walk around Bute Park is enjoyable all year with plenty to see all around the park. Follow the sculpture trail to find all the hidden pieces all over the park and the children will enjoy the woodland play trail with its interpretive sculptures, seats and fallen trees that are waiting to be clambered over and under.
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Horsey Beach, Norfolk

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During the winter months this unspoilt beach is home to hundreds of seals. Depending on where you park it’s about a 1 mile walk to find them. The kids will adore seeing the seals and on a nice day this is an enjoyable walk along the sandy beach.
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 St James’ Park, London

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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 at from the park then walk down The Mall, along Victoria Embankment and return via Birdcage Walk and Buckingham Palace.
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Gibside, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear


Come along to Gibside and enjoy this Boxing Day exploring the parkland which has an incredible 15 miles of footpaths suitable for all requirements and abilities. A perfect excuse for a festive stroll enjoying the great outdoors!
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New Forest National Park, Hampshire

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The New Forest has many, many walks where the family can explore the stunning landscape. There are a range of different routes that you can choose from that vary in length and difficulty. The children can try to spot some of the adorable New Forest ponies as you walk along. One walk that I have completed is the walk from Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard and back, a nice gentle walk that follows the Beaulieu River.
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Leeds Castle, Kent

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Head to Leeds Castle on Boxing Day for a fun post Christmas activity which all the family can enjoy! Follow a trail answering questions about wildlife and nature, and all completed trails are entered into a draw with a chance to win a half day Bird of Prey Experience!
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Windermere, Cumbria

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The Lake District offers an incredible number of different walks from multi-day hikes to walks suitable for pushchairs. 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.
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Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey


Visit Winkworth for a beautiful Boxing Day walk surrounded by nature, even the kids will be exploring all day!
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Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


There is a family fun walk on Boxing Day which will keep all the family entertained…even the kids! They will enjoy seeing the wildlife sculptures along the way whilst the adults burn off those mince pies!
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Brimham Rocks, Ripon, Yorkshire

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This natural playground makes for a great walk for the family. The area with its unusual rock formations, is a place to let the imagination run wild as some of the rocks resemble different shapes such as a dancing bear, an eagle and a gorilla. The link below is a walk by the National Trust and has information on these amazing rock formations.
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We hope you enjoy these wonderful wintery walks, let us know what you get up to! 🙂


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