Whilst the winter weather can be a tad unpredictable and chilly, it is a wonderful time of year to get out and about in your local area. We are incredibly lucky at Park Home Life that both our sites at Orchard Park in Gloucester and Blunsdon Abbey in Swindon are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and scenery.
If you are looking for somewhere to stretch your legs in Gloucestershire, here are some of the best places to visit during the winter season.
The hill is Gloucestershire’s highest point and it gives you stunning views of the Cotswold and the vale of Gloucestershire. The site itself is over 1000 acres and there are lots of different footpaths that can be taken including part of the Cotswold Way that runs across Cleeve Hill. There are walks for those looking for a gentle stroll as well as some for those who are looking for a more vigorous walk.
Crickley is home to a Roman Villa and the site is managed by the National Trust. As well as being able to park your car (for a fee) and get out and stretch your legs across any part of the three-mile-long route, you can also enjoy a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the kiosk that is located next to the car park. Breathtaking views can be seen across towards Gloucester and Cheltenham and on a clear day the Black Mountains and Malvern Hills can be seen in the distance.
Robinswood Hill Country Park
If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a bit of sledging with the family then Robinswood Hill is a great choice. There are over 250 acres that can be explored as well as a nature reserve that both the younger and older generations can spend time walking across.
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
If you love to walk alongside water, Gloucester and Sharpness Canal walk covers an impressive 16 miles, although you can walk it in smaller sections. It is accessible to most people and not only will you see some incredible views along the way, but you will also get to see some wonderful wildlife and of course plenty of ducks.