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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Spot rare winter birds on the River Exe Estuary

Spot rare winter birds on the River Exe Estuary

During winter the River Exe Estuary bursts with life. Take a guided bird watching cruise to see why the mudflats are as rich as a rainforest.

Location: Exeter, Devon

 
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

 
Enjoy a family break in the artistic surroundings of Nelson Barn

Enjoy a family break in the artistic surroundings of Nelson Barn

Ramble around the Cumbrian countryside with the whole family and get a good night’s sleep at Nelson Barn.

Location: Kaber, Cumbria

 
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

 
Fall for Lavenham’s medieval charm on a romantic winter break

Fall for Lavenham’s medieval charm on a romantic winter break

Cobbled streets, great shopping and quaint buildings make this village one of the most romantic places in the UK.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

 
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

 
Enjoy a cosy festive getaway at Tudor Farmhouse

Enjoy a cosy festive getaway at Tudor Farmhouse

Tudor Farmhouse is a rural retreat with boutique bedrooms and award-winning restaurant that is a home from home for the holidays.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

 
Take in the drama of the Hole of Horcum on a rural escape

Take in the drama of the Hole of Horcum on a rural escape

A spectacular feature in the North York Moors, the Hole of Horcum near Pickering is a huge natural amphitheatre 400 feet deep and half a mile across.

Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire

 
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

 
Go back to the 1930s in Nottinghamshire

Go back to the 1930s in Nottinghamshire

Stay in a stylish lodge in north Nottinghamshire, and step back in time with a visit to a 1930s time capsule and a historic ducal estate.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

 
Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub at the Parkers Arms

Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub at the Parkers Arms

Eat your way through a yummy Lancashire menu in front of a log fire at this cosy rural inn with rooms.

Location: Newton-In-Bowland, Lancashire

 
Escape the city this winter

Escape the city this winter

Greater Manchester has so much to offer this winter, from a relaxing stay at the Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel to brisk walks across Piethorne Valley.

Location: Manchester

 
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

 
Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Get treated like royalty at Thornbury Castle, where its opulent bedchambers, award-winning food and picturesque gardens will bring out your regal side.

Location: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

 
Explore the natural wonders of Malham

Explore the natural wonders of Malham

Enjoy Malham in the Yorkshire Dales at its tranquil best, with many of England’s finest landscapes a short walk away.

Location: Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park

 
Enjoy a relaxing rural break at Goldstone Hall Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing rural break at Goldstone Hall Hotel

Indulge in a countryside break at Goldstone Hall Hotel, winner of "The Small Hotel of the Year for The Heart of England West Midlands Region".

Location: Market Drayton, Shrosphire

 
Enjoy an elegant rural escape at The Gunton Arms

Enjoy an elegant rural escape at The Gunton Arms

Treat yourself to The Gunton Arms’ gourmet menu before bedding down in a luxury room for the night.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 
Stay in a 300-year-old pub in the heart of Herriot country

Stay in a 300-year-old pub in the heart of Herriot country

Eat, drink and get a good night’s sleep at The Durham Ox; a quintessential English pub in the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Crayke, Yorkshire

 
Walk the breadth of spectacular Stanage Edge

Walk the breadth of spectacular Stanage Edge

Follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes on Stanage Edge, a dramatic rocky outcrop with equally dramatic moorland views in the Peak District.

Location: Stanage Edge, South Yorkshire

 
9 fantastically festive places for a Christmas break

9 fantastically festive places for a Christmas break

Get stuck into the festive season by visiting some of England’s most Christmassy locations, include charming villages, market towns and historical cities.

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