There is something so satisfying about a winter walk in the colder months; leaves crunch beneath your feet and there’s a chill in the air as you wrap up with a scarf, hat and gloves. It’s a great time to witness the beautiful sites and sounds of the countryside. Furthermore, having the chance to just slow things down so you can take the day at a leisurely pace is always beneficial!
And at the end of your winter walk, checking in to a favourite B&B, a cosy inn or a pub with great rooms has to be the perfect winter combo!
Alma Lodge Hotel
Our first stop for a cosy night after a day of rambles is Alma Lodge Hotel. Located in Stockport, the hotel has 52 en-suite guest rooms that are warm and welcoming after an exhausting day exploring the Cheshire countryside. There is free on-site parking and disabled access for guests too.
For winter rambles, this hotel is in easy reach of Bramhall Hall and park, which has great country walks and stunning views.
After a day of adventure, back at the hotel, Luigi’s restaurant is the place to be. With a delicious menu of freshly prepared Italian cuisine, rebuild your energy lingering over the linguine! Alternatively, sit back and relax in the bar, which has BT Sport and free Wifi.
Glen Mhor Hotel
Offering a comfortable stay in the centre of Inverness on the bank of the River Ness, Glen Mhor Hotel is our second stop and is where guests are treated to a warm Scottish welcome. This hotel boasts 75 guest rooms that are located in eight Victorian buildings, ten apartments and even a four-bedroom river house. And if a winter walk isn’t complete without your four-legged friend, this hotel is pet-friendly too!
The hotel’s Nicky Tam’s restaurant and bar are ideal for a bite to eat and a drink too. With 90 Scottish whiskies and 15 Scottish gins, a nightcap must be on the cards however you’ve spent your day!
This Grade I listed 16th Century coaching Inn and hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful historic town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. The Lion Hotel has 59 guest rooms, from standard and double rooms, twins, singles and suites.
After a busy day of walking, the Hayward restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy a menu of lots of lovely local produce. If on the other hand, you’re looking for more laid-back feel, then head to the Oak Bar; it’s less formal and serves small bites and homemade cakes.
Next on our list for a cosy stay and a winter walk, is this peaceful 4-star hotel in Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire. Friendly staff will welcome you to the Bull Hotel; a picturesque hotel that combines warm British hospitality and all the modern day comforts travellers love.
There are 150 guest rooms with some even overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens. If you didn’t want to go too far on your winter walk, a trip around the hotel’s scenic garden is ideal! Wherever you decide to walk, the full English breakfast in the award-winning restaurant will give you the best start to the day! And it’s included in the room rate too!
White Swan Hotel
Located in central Halifax, West Yorkshire, the White Swan Hotel is another great choice for a comfortable stay. Plus it makes a good base for getting out and about too.
Recently undergoing a refurbishment, the White Swan has 39 guest rooms, varying from standard doubles to magnificent executive suites.
Also, this hotel is just a short walk from shops, museums and some stunning Halifax architecture. So if you are looking for something else to do while on your winter walk, head to the centre.
If all this talk about a winter’s walk has got you impatient to get out, we’re with you!.
Our reservations team are here on 01775 843413, Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Let’s get your cosy inn and winter walk off to the best start!