10 great winter walks in the UK: readers’ tips

The Guardian - Dec 26, 09:30 GMT

Cold winds sweep marshes, hills, woods and moors from Rye to Pitlochry

Cold winds sweep marshes, hills, woods and moors from Rye to Pitlochry. But our tipsters are hardy and know the best routes – and some restorative pitstops

Following days of Christmas inactivity, we head up for a long family walk in the Peak District. Mam Tor tops the list for me – a reliable route on which to be battered by all the elements to restoratively whip away the post-Christmas slump. Take a steep path up from Hope or Castleton and follow the ridge across the top of the moors before returning into the valley for a pint at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn in How Lane, Castleton. But beware of the wind. We’ve lost two hats, a glove, and crucially, the map...
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