5 Christmas walks in the Midlands

Posted on 09/12/2015

We’ve selected 5 of our most popular routes around the East and West Midlands to help you discover the very best Christmas walks near you. So whether you’re walking with family, hiking as part of a group or if you simply just love the outdoors, we know a route you’ll love.

1.    Peters Stone, Derbyshire

Difficulty: Medium

By ViewRanger user Graham Martyn

6.34 miles

Despite the somewhat gruesome history supposedly associated with Peters Stone, this simple and easy walk around the circular limestone dome of Peters Stone in the Peak District National Park is perfect for chilly winter days and is a sure favourite for family members young and old.

peter stone - midlands.PNG Peter Stone – photo by © Graham Martyn                       From Peter Stone – photo by © Alsjones27

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2.    Around Haugh Wood, Herefordshire

Difficulty: Hard

By Discovery Walking Guides

8.73 miles

A delightful circular walk in a little-known area alongside the River Wye in south-east Hereford, this route is for the experienced walker, especially in winter. Four significant climbs along the walk total a 360m ascent, and it comprises part of the Mordiford Loop Walk before extending down the east side of the extensive Haugh Wood to Fownhope. The walk then takes you through wilder woodland over Cherry Hill to Mordiford before re-joining the loop walk to return.

haugh wood - midlands.PNGHaugh Wood – photo by © Discovery Walking                   Wye River – photo by © Canoe the Wye

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3.    The Wolds, Lincolnshire

Difficulty: Medium

By Countryfile Magazine

7.17 miles

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was born in the village of Somersby in the Lincolnshire Wolds and lived in the county until he was 28. This walk takes you past the Poet Laureate’s birthplace and around the hills he walked as a young man.

the wolds - midlands.PNG The Wolds - photo by © Emma Harvey                           Woods – photo by © All Seasons Holidays

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 4.    Colwick Woods, Nottinghamshire

Difficulty: Medium

By ViewRanger Lee James

3.8 miles

An excellent short walk that takes you on a whistlestop tour of the Colwick Woods Local Natural Reserve. Including several hill climbs and descents, it’s perfect for dog walks – but take care on the wooded tracks on those drizzly days.

colwick woods - midlands.PNG Coldwick Woods– photo by © Lee James                       Colwick Park – photo by © Bethan – Visit Woods

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 5.    Millennium Way Stage, West Midlands

Difficulty: Medium

By ViewRanger user Ian Mapp

5.11 miles

A 5-mile loop around the Millennium Way in Birmingham’s commuter belt, this walk feels a million miles away from work. It shares paths with the Heart of England Way and is packed full of historical interest, including an 11th Century Church built on the site of an 8th Century Saxon Church. Best enjoyed on slightly frosted winter mornings.

millenium way stage - midlands.PNG Millennium Way – photo by © Ian Mapp                         Saxon Steps – photo by © Ian Mapp

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