Wrap up warm and head to the South West for a walk that will blow the cobwebs away…
If, like us, January feels like a very long month, banish those winter blues by enjoying a picturesque walk. Visit the South West for coastal strolls, long walks taking in countryside vistas and ambling along wooded trails, don't forget to pack a flask or your favourite Miles hot drink!
The three-mile cliff-top walk at Cheddar Gorge provides spectacular views over Somerset. Choose a crisp, clear day, wrap up warm and meander along this bridal causeway, enjoy the scenery across the Mendip Hills and spot British wildlife.
Seaton Cliff Walk
Start your journey in Seaton following the coastal path, with views over Seaton Bay, to the village of Beer. Finish this mile-and-a-half walk with refreshments in one of Beers’ eateries.
Walk from the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey to St Michael's tower at the top of the tor. The steady climb has fabulous views over Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. Glastonbury Tor is known as one of the most spiritual sites in the country.
Walk along the old railway line from the outskirts of Westward Ho towards Clovelly, looking out over the rough seas at Bideford Bay and the cliffs near Hartland Point.
On the border of Devon and Cornwall, you’ll find Tamar Lakes. Walk around the lakes on a brisk winter’s day, with a flask of Miles West Country Original, or participate in the water sports on offer at the lakes’ activity centre.
Meander along the little lanes of Padstow, popping into the shops and enjoying a Cornish pasty, stroll around the harbour and walk along the coastal path overlooking the River Camel and the Atlantic. You can follow the coastal path all the way to Harlyn Bay (6.9 miles).
If you head down to the woods today… you’ll find an oak tree that’s over 500 years old! Horner Wood Ancient Trees Walk leads you through two miles of woodland, along streams and over footbridges. Visit the Horner Tea Gardens or pack up a flask of Coffee and flapjack to take with you after your stroll.
Follow the high path above the River Teign, taking in the tranquil setting, on Teign Gorge Classic Circuit. This circular walk is around four miles, so enjoy Dartmoor’s landscape for an afternoon, spotting Castle Drogo on your way.
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