Three Winter Walks for December

Wastwater, Lake District
English mountains may not be as lofty as those abroad, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be breathtaking nonetheless – and they don’t get any more so than in the Lake District. Wastwater is a gorgeous lake overlooked by the region’s highest peak of Scafell Pike, and a more than lovely way to take in the winter air away from the crowds.

Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland
Named after the Roman emperor Hadrian, this wall was constructed starting the year 122 AD. This World Heritage Site is 73 miles of stunning views atop an archaeological marvel, and is about as good as it gets for seeing a variety of English terrains. The ancient wall traverses the moors and the rolling hills alike as it traverses the countryside from coast to coast.

Holkham Beach, Norfolk
More a fan of the seaside than the landlocked sites to be seen, Britain’s top unspoiled beach could be just the ticket. In the winter, this beach is also a nature reserve packed with migrant birds and the views of the unruly seas are second to none. They’re so stunning in fact, that the beach has been the site of several movie and music video scenes.