There's something invigorating about pulling on your hiking boots and taking a walk through the forest in the crisp winter air. Then, after your exercise, treating yourself to a refreshing drink, a burning log fire, and the cosy atmosphere of the local pub.
If you are looking forward to getting out into the fresh air and enjoying a healthy walk this winter, join in with The Festival of Winter Walks, running from December to January. Organised by the Ramblers, the festival is a celebration of walking that's been going for over 25 years and covered over 30,000 miles so far.
Autumn is truly over and the forest floor is crunchy with the last of the golden leaves. Holly bushes are showing their berries and, if you are out early, the frost creates a beautiful sparkle across branches. Stay on a Forest Holiday and no matter which forest location you choose, we have plenty of routes – and local pubs – for you to try.
WALKS IN YORKSHIRE
The Yorkshire Moors are synonymous with beautiful walking experiences – so much so that there are a number of routes available to experienced ramblers and those looking for a gentler adventure. Of course, Yorkshire is also known for beer. Whether you are staying at Cropton or Keldy, you'll be close to a welcoming local pub, the perfect destination to end your walk.
If you've brought your dog on holiday with you, try the Blacksmith's Country Inn. A focal point for walkers on the moors, this inn has log fires and a selection of beers to enjoy, as well as being welcoming to dogs in the bar. Or head off to the New Inn and Cropton Brewery and taste some of their award winning local brews.