Few can resist the urge to cosy up by the fire in an isolated cabin set against a stormy coast. It is just one of many wild winter scenarios that lure individuals to enjoy an idyllic break during the colder period. Despite its small size, the UK has a great many landscapes that can offer such a perfect winter environment, as well as those suitable for adventurers who want their getaway to be one of excitement and activity.
In addition to this appeal, the winter period also sees travel costs drop, with fewer tourists not only leading to destinations not only becoming more peaceful but also more affordable. Such benefits are why winter breaks are becoming more popular each year.
If you’re considering your own escape this season and want your experience to be nothing short of unforgettable, then we have the destinations for you.
For those wanting to immerse themselves in quintessentially English landscapes, High Weald offers the opportunity to do so without the need to embark on too grand an adventure. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is found in the south-east and has a number of cosy cottages nestled among its verdant hills.
During the winter, country lanes are mostly empty and visitors will have the magnificent landscape to themselves, with local pubs welcoming visitors to enjoy their hospitality and fireplace.
Tucked away on the Rame Peninsula, known as Cornwall’s forgotten corner, Cawsand is a stunning seaside village that becomes the ideal Cornish getaway during the winter months. Being hidden in its own cove, visitors will feel protected from the harsh climate and able to enjoy the beauty of the coast. There is also a great opportunity to explore the shore with boats, kayaks, and paddleboards, with many seeking to make their way around the brilliance of Rame Head.
Isle of Skye
Those who hunger for the solitude and marvel of a powerful landscape should consider making their way to the Isle of Skye. A popular destination for both its landscape and history, the Isle of Skye is completely transformed during the winter months. During this period, when it is not uncommon for snow to grace Dunvegan Castle, many consider Skye to be at its best, offering an experience that few know.
Another unmissable Scottish destination is the well-celebrated Glencoe Valley. The surged earth that makes this location famous, with peaked mountains and hills, is truly awe-inspiring and certain to make every snapshot a moment worth capturing.
Those who venture up during the winter can stay in one of the area’s cabins, creating a comfortable den among the vast environment, or simply enjoy the hospitality of the Glencoe village.
Home of Snowdonia, Eryri is already a destination many will be aware of. However, to visit the peaks during winter is an experience not often found elsewhere. Many of the facilities in the area close during the winter months as the majority of the summer crowds will have long gone, giving those who visit serenity as they explore. This, coupled with the more challenging, and likely snowy, terrain, is the ideal setting for those who want to test their hiking and climbing skills against more rugged terrain.