Rural escapes in winter

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Winter is a time for long winter walks along country paths followed by cosy evenings warming up by the fire in a country pub, and secluded getaways in your very own log cabin in the heart of the forest.

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Rural escapes in winter

Winter is a time for long winter walks along country paths followed by cosy evenings warming up by the fire in a country pub, and secluded getaways in your very own log cabin in the heart of the forest.

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Explore the Forge Valley

Explore the Forge Valley

A walk through 165 million years of history.

Location: Forge Valley, North Yorkshire 

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Unwind with a hotel stay boasting 'England’s best view'

Unwind with a hotel stay boasting 'England’s best view'

Sitting perched on the side of the magnificent Malvern Hills, with panoramic views across the Severn Valley and beyond, The Cottage boasts ‘England’s best view’.

Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

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See nature come to life on the Somerset Levels

See nature come to life on the Somerset Levels

See the Red Arrows equivalent for starlings in stunning Somerset countryside.

Location: Somerset

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Try some luxury without all the fuss at Dormy House

Try some luxury without all the fuss at Dormy House

You won’t find tractors or pigsties anymore at Dormy House; instead this former farmhouse has all the luxuries of a top hotel without that infernal stuffiness.

Location: Broadway, Worcestershire

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Star gaze in Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park

Star gaze in Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park

Home to some of Europe’s darkest night skies, Northumberland has truly spectacular galaxy gazing from atmospheric locations and ancient Roman sites.

Location: Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland

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Stay in a magical forest lodge in Dorset

Stay in a magical forest lodge in Dorset

Enjoy a romantic winter break in a luxury woodland lodge.

Location: Near Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Take a brisk winter walk and curl up in a cosy pub

Take a brisk winter walk and curl up in a cosy pub

Wrap up for a winter stroll, warm up in front of a real fire, have a great meal and then admire the starry skies.

Location: Appletreewick, Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Enjoy a relaxing winter break in a former Georgian rectory

Enjoy a relaxing winter break in a former Georgian rectory

A former Georgian rectory set in the heart of the country, Pen-Y-Dyffryn is a haven for peace and quiet with friendly staff to make you feel welcome.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

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Enjoy spectacular displays of feather and flight in Lancashire

Enjoy spectacular displays of feather and flight in Lancashire

From the rugged moorlands of Bowland to the dramatic sands of Morecambe Bay, Lancashire is renowned for its birds and wildlife.

Location: Lancashire

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Amble in a winter wonderland

Amble in a winter wonderland

Wrap up warm, brave the elements and take a stroll around Derwent Dam in the Upper Derwent Valley, an area renowned for its dramatic scenery.

Location: Bamford, Derbyshire

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Enjoy a rural break in Hawes in Wensleydale

Enjoy a rural break in Hawes in Wensleydale

Head to Hawes the home of Wensleydale Cheese, admire Hardraw Force waterfall and watch ropes being made in the traditional way.

Location: Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Enjoy a cosy winter break in a luxurious Forest Lodge

Enjoy a cosy winter break in a luxurious Forest Lodge

As the temperatures drop outside this winter, cosy up by a log burning stove in one of The Hollies luxurious Forest Lodges set in the Cheshire countryside.

Location: Cheshire

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Relax and unwind at the Callow Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Relax and unwind at the Callow Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Use this luxury hotel as a base to explore the breathtaking Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District countryside.

Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Explore Suffolk's most picturesque villages

Explore Suffolk's most picturesque villages

Switch off and retreat to the heart of Suffolk for a refreshing break with country ambles and relaxing evenings in front of a cosy fire.

Location: Suffolk

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A night with the Northern Lights in Northumberland

A night with the Northern Lights in Northumberland

Forget Norway and Iceland. The skies above Northumberland are darker and clearer in the winter months, the perfect time to see the Aurora Borealis.

Location: Coast AONB, Northumberland

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Head to the legendary Lion Inn for a warm welcome

Head to the legendary Lion Inn for a warm welcome

It’s the simple things that matter when you’re out winter walking – like a pint, a traditional Sunday roast, a roaring fire and stunning views.

Location: Blakey Ridge, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy a family getaway at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

Enjoy a family getaway at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

The idyllic Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire offers a perfect retreat if you’re looking for a luxurious festive getaway.

Location: Swadlincote, Leicestershire

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Cosy winter breaks at The Pheasant Inn

Cosy winter breaks at The Pheasant Inn

Pay a visit to Cheshire’s most picturesque country inn, The Pheasant Inn whilst on an idyllic rural break this winter.

Location: Tattenhall, Cheshire

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Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Lap up the wide-open spaces and natural beauty of West Norfolk on the waymarked routes of the Norfolk Coast Path and The Peddars Way.

Location: West Norfolk

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Holidays with your four-legged friend

Holidays with your four-legged friend

Take your dog to Constable Country for a walk by the River Stour, then head to Badgers Bend for some rest and relaxation.

Location: Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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