The ultimate guide to our favourite festive walks
It’s Christmas and the season of silliness. We are gonna be stuffing our faces full of roast potatoes and what not, so in true festive style, we’ll be needing to walk it off too. No matter where you are heading to, getting a break in nature or the city is the much needed antidote to too much in-law interaction, pressie overdosing, yawn-ful conversation and chocolate excess. If the dum dums of Eastenders send you up the wall and you’re stuck on the puzzle, jump off that sofa and head to the nearest path. Footpath or pavement, just get some fresh air, preferably via Green or Blue space and take some deep breaths. We’ll be doing the same.
Here’s where our team’s top walks are this festive holiday season, check them out by clinking on the links below…
Our North Star, Sarah will be wrapping up warm and blowing the post-New Year’s Eve cobwebs away up The Shivering Mountain in Castleton, Derbyshire. She plans to ponder the majesty of Mam Tor and the Peak District whilst celebrating the arrival of 2018.
Steve will be rueing his post-Chrimbo lack of spare pennies on Sparepenny lane. The walk is from the lovely village of Farningham in Kent to Eynsford. You can check out this lovely local walk in the garden of England here.
Liam is dreaming of heading to Uig, Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands with the plan to find the fairies in the glen. This walk is right up there if you’re looking for an epic Christmas trail. Say hi to the fairies from us.
Our Swedish contingent, Mikaela will be catching a snow drift in Sweden and plans on heading to Marabou Park in Sundbyberg come Christmas day.
Gabrielle will also be jaunting around Kent in Knole Park (part of the National Trust). It’s a great walk for all ages and abilities. It’s a short bus ride from Sevenoaks station if you’re interested.
Our very own Guerilla Geographer, Claudette will be channelling her true-east London self and walking Angel to Broadway market and along the lovely Regent’s canal. It’s pathed, good for prams also a good cycle route if you’re that way inclined.
And I’ll be seeking nature and mindfulness in Ladywell, Lewisham. it’s a fully pathed, city-based and natural wildlife oasis in zone 3. A true hidden gem of South London and boasts three kids playgrounds including an adult-friendly death slide. Festive fun indeed - woot!
So come join us. Grab your coat. Wrap-up warm. Coerce your aunts and uncles, friends and family and get out and about and enjoying nature this holiday season.
Whilst you’re at it why not let us know where you’ll be walking to on Twitter, Instagram or on our Facebook and we’ll share your best examples and inspiration with the rest of the top-notch Go Jauntly community.
Season’s Greetings and thanks for all of the amazing walking vibes in 2017.