Festival of Winter Walks
December 16, 2013
The Winter Solstice on 21st December 2013 will mark the start of the Festival of Winter Walks. The festival was set up by Britain’s walking charity; Ramblers and is ran annually over the festive period up until 5th January 2014.
The festival is a great opportunity to discover the benefits of walking and the welcome of a Ramblers group led walk or try a short health walk with a Walking for Health group in England, while making the best of winter days and kick-starting those New Year resolutions!
Walks included in the festival are; free, fun and open to everyone – no matter their age or their walking ability. There are longer, more challenging walks for the seasoned hiker, along with those which are shorter and family friendly.
Walking is a great way to get out and discover local beauty spots, and with walks taking place across the country in the Festival of Winter Walks there will be plenty of local attractions to explore. Our 12 hotels are ideally located for you to take part in the festival, with lots of walks situated nearby. With friendly staff, you can be sure to receive a warm welcome, great service and be treated to the ultimate hospitality at a Menzies hotel.
In the Derbyshire region choose from a range of walks from Chatsworth and the Edges on 22nd December 2013 to Bakewell on 29th December 2013. Once you’ve completed your walk, enjoy a delicious, well deserved meal at Menzies Derby Mickleover Court in our superb Brasserie restaurant.
In Glasgow take your pick from Forth & Clyde Canal on 21st December 2013 to Glasgow city centre walk on 4th January 2014, with many more in between. After joining one of these walks relax at our Menzies Glasgow in our superb Health & Leisure Club, complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa pool and gym with state-of-the-art equipment.
Walks in Stratford-upon-Avon include Welcombe Hills on 23rd December 2013 to Dene Valley on 31st December 2013. Retreat from your walk in our impressive lounge, with its inviting sofas and grand open fireplace at the Menzies Welcombe Hotel, Spa & Golf Club.
So if you’re visiting one of our hotels over the festive period or planning to, what better way to burn off your Christmas dinner or spend time with friends and family.
To find out more about the Festival of Winter Walks or find a Winter Walk near you visit www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/festival-of-winter-walks.aspx