One LAST Thing win­ter walk­ing

em­brace the great out­doors with our favourite coastal, coun­try and city walks

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Feel­ing a bit too much like a stuffed turkey af­ter all that Christ­mas and New Year’s in­dul­gence? It’s time to heave ho off the sofa and em­brace a day in the great out­doors. Try­ing to choose from the British Isles’ end­less num­ber of en­chant­ing walks is enough to make even the keen­est of ram­blers want to take a nap, so we’ve done the hard work for you and picked our favourites. And, hey, where there are coun­try walks there are coun­try pubs – and the views are way bet­ter than your lo­cal gym... Coastal

We’ve fallen for the majesty of Dorset and Devon’s Juras­sic Coast all over again. Whether it’s the splen­dour of Lul­worth Cove or Chap­man’s Pool (pic­tured), or the pretty peb­bles of Ch­e­sil Beach and Budleigh Sal­ter­ton, this stretch of land­scape is guar­an­teed to blow the cob­webs away. City

Who needs Italy when you can en­joy the de­lights of Lit­tle Venice? This charm­ing se­ries of canals by War­wick Av­enue tube sta­tion is widely con­sid­ered one of the sweet­est spots in Lon­don town. Af­ter spend­ing a morn­ing wan­der­ing the twist­ing wa­ter­ways, head over to Re­gent’s Park and grab a lo-cal bite by the boat­ing lake. Coun­try

When the first snow falls, there are few places more mag­i­cal than Blen­heim Great Park in Ox­ford­shire. Aside from the spec­tac­u­lar palace, there are over 2,000 acres of grounds and Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown gar­dens to ex­plore. Don’t for­get your to­bog­gan!

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