Although it may not be the best weather for getting out and about, cold, crisp days are great, and a good time to get outside. What could be better than frost-covered hills seen against a clear blue sky? In the UK, we have such a variety of scenery, all inhabited by an equally diverse range of wildlife and there is much to see on a winter walk.
Pinnacle Walking Holidays provide some of the most spectacular places to walk. Even in the coldest months, wildlife will be trying to carve out an existence here. If you are lucky, you could spot the likes of mountain hares in their white coats. Sadly, these animals are all too often hunted but they can still be found in the less hospitable areas.
Cold Crisp Days on the Coast
Walks at the coast are an ideal way to enjoy some sea air and some spectacular views. For those fortunate enough to be close to the East coast you can often see migrating birds especially at the beginning of winter. Our good friend lives in North Berwick a fab place for birds. Geese and many other species head to our shores to overwinter. Whichever coastal area you visit, you could be rewarded with views of anything from seals to flocks of waders and even, during the early evening, murmurations of starlings. Not to be missed.
We don’t have to explore the wilds of Scotland or the rugged areas of the East coast, though. Walks in areas like the New Forest and similar locations can be just as rewarding when it comes to wildlife. Wild ponies and deer might be seen, along with red squirrels in regions where they still reside – despite what some say, reds don’t hibernate so you could be lucky and see them foraging for food.
Even for city dwellers, or those with limited time, there are chances to rub shoulders with wildlife while out walking. Richmond Park in London is one of the better-known examples, with its resident deer population; our local parks are often home to large numbers of grey squirrels, rabbits and hungry birds – both woodland and waterfowl.
So wherever you live get out and explore.