Box Hill

19th December 2017

Get out and enjoy the amazing British countryside this winter. Make the most of the stunning scenery, striking landscapes and bracing weather during the colder months as you hit the road on your caravan or motorhome adventure. 

Spot the wonderful wildlife and make that ideal escape as we introduce you to the great outdoors with some of the UK’s most spectacular scenic winter walks and nearby ‘open all-year round’ campsites.

 
Box Hill Hike, Surrey
 
Box Hill Hike
 
Located just a short drive from Box Hill, the Alderstead Heath Caravan and Motorhome Club Site is the perfect base to take on the Surrey’s Box Hill Hike
 
Taking you along its eight mile circular route, the path takes around four hours to walk but will see you take in the beautiful scenery as you pass through Box Hill Fort, Mickleham Downs and Headley Heath before arriving back at the starting point of the National Trust Centre
 
The Box Hill Hike is a demanding winter walk with the ground rough in places and includes steep slopes, slippery paths and many steps. 
 
Cheddar Gorge Walk, Somerset
 
Cheddar Gorge
 
Discover one of England’s most beautiful landscapes and spectacular natural sights this winter. At almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this dog friendly route let you explore the wildlife at the heart of this Somerset trail
 
Some of the wildlife that has made the Gorge their own is so rare that the area has achieved Special Area for Conservation (SAC) status, as well as being the place to spot primitive goats and the UK’s biggest flock of Soay sheep. 
 
Located under 2 miles from the Gorge, Petruth Paddocks is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Mendip Hills, in themselves an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 
 
Talgarth to Castell Dinas, Brecon Beacons
 
Castell Dinas 
 
Offering the inspiring view at Castell Dinas, this idyllic seven-mile hike takes you from Talgarth to Wales’ highest castle and climbs up the shoulder of the Black Mountains
 
Taking around 3 ½ hours, this hike explorers the best that the central Brecon Beacons has to offer. From Talgarth village, where the Black Mountains can be seen rising beyond the rooftops, to Rhiangoll Valley and its 450-metre high Castell Dinas, the views can be mesmerising. 
 
On the lookout for the perfect Welsh campsite? Hollybush Inn and Campsite is situated just a ten-minute drive from the start of the walk at Talgarth and is a great place for a Brecon Beacons break. 
 
Pendennis Castle coastal walk, Cornwall
 
Pendennis castle
 
Taking in the outstanding views on this moderate stroll, this Lizard Point circular trek starts and finishes at Kynance Cove and allows you to truly explore this amazing area of the UK.
 
Capturing 7 miles of stunning landscapes and amazing views across the southernmost tip of mainland Britain, it takes in Cornwall’s most dramatic coastline. This relatively easy walk will see you spot some of the country’s finest beaches as you experience the stunning winter wildlife on view.
 
Get set for a few days on the Cornish coast with a stay at Little Trevthas Touring and Camping Site, handily located only a fifteen-minute drive from Kynance Cove.
 
Mam Tor circular walk, Peak District
 
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Climb to the summit of Mam Tor and be rewarded with one of the most stunning viewpoints in the Peak District – if the weather allows. Stretching north over Kinder and Edale, this route takes you round Mam Tor and its amazing scenery.  
 
Sitting in the heart of the Peak District, Castleton Caravan and Motorhome Club Site is just over 3 miles away from the serene landscape of Mam Tor, making it a perfect place to explore this wonderful part of central England.
 
Blakeney to Stiffkey coastal walk, Norfolk
 
Stiffkey Salt Marshes
 
Trekking along the northern coast of Norfolk, the coastal walk from Blakeney to Stiffkey takes you across Norfolk’s the beautiful Morston and Stiffkey salt marshes. 
 
Perfect for a family walk, this 4-mile trek can be completed by all age groups and takes around 2 ½ hours as you pass through the National Trust Blakeney National Nature Reserve
 
Situated just a short drive from Blakeney, Pine View Caravan Park , a member of The Camping and Caravanning Club is an ideal location to discover north Norfolk. 
 
Stac Pollaidh ridge, Scotland
 
Port A Bhaigh
 
With stunning views over Assynt, the Summer Isles and Achiltibuie, the walk around Stac Pollaidh offers a sweeping breath-taking wintery landscape. 
 
Taking around 2 hours, reaching the summit involves a tricky scramble with the climb a little steep, but the ascent up to the ridge is worth every ounce of effort in exploring this breath-taking area of the Highlands as you take on the 2.75-mile trek. 
 
Stay in this picturesque area of the Highlands at Port A Bhaigh campsite in Achiltibuie, overlooking the Summer Isles on Scotland’s stunning west coast. 
 
Wessenden Valley Walk, Yorkshire
 
Wessenden Valley
 
Crossing Marsden village, exploring the Wessenden Valley is one of West Yorkshire’s most beautiful winter walks. 
 
Nestled amidst the Dark Peak, the valley is occupied by four reservoirs and is a stunning scenic walk with little waterfall gems. A wild and remote valley, this 8-mile, 4-hour hike is a dog friendly route through the heart of West Yorkshire. 
 
Located on the Pennine Way, just 2 miles away is Standedge caravan and campsite at The Carriage House in Marsden, the ideal base for an escape to Marsden Moor. 
 
No matter where your feet end up taking you, always make sure that you make safety the top priority. Tell people where you go, make sure you take a phone with you and take extra care on slippery or uneven ground.