10 of the UK’s most scenic winter walks by Country Living

10 of the UK’s most scenic winter walks by Country Living

Country Living have published their list of 10 of the UK’s most scenic winter walks.

Their list includes a circular walk which starts and ends at Burrough Hill Iron Age Fort with a pit stop at the Stilton Cheese Inn in Somerby which sounds like a perfect winter walk to us!

The article says:

Melton Mowbray is located on the River Eye in the northeast of Leicestershire and is known as the food capital of the area. This is the home of both pork pies and Stilton cheese, both of which are still made here. So it’s safe to say this is an important town for British culinary heritage.

And it will be easy enough to work up an appetite while staying here, with a range of pretty walking trails to explore in and around the town.

Try a moderately challenging circular route close to the town that starts and ends at the intriguing Burrough Hill Iron Age Fort and should take around two and a half hours. The route is six miles long and will take you up plenty of rolling hills from where you can enjoy views across the area’s green pastures.

The walk will take you through the pretty village of Somerby, where you can make a pit stop at the charmingly named Stilton Cheese Inn, where you can refresh with a variety of real ales and, of course, a mouthwatering Stilton and onion soup.

You can view the full article here.

If you are planning a visit to Rutland, then why not consider a stay at either Puddle or Snowdrop Cottage? Puddle Cottage and Snowdrop Cottage are situated in Edith Weston and are within walking distance of the South shore of Rutland Water. The cottages, which are located next to each other, have recently been inspected and awarded a 4-star status by Visit England. Both cottages have one large bedroom which can be presented as two full size single beds or one super king size bed. Although the cottages are self catering cottages, they are stocked with kitchen essentials and all bed linen and towels are provided as well as a large pile of logs, coal and kindling for the open fire (there is central heating too and energy costs are provided!). The cottages have been refurbished so as well as maintaining the charm of an old cottage with its exposed beams, stone and the open fire, it also has all the modern facilities you would expect such as a Smart TV, central heating and new appliances such as a washing machine and dishwasher.

We are proud to hold a ‘Walker’s Welcome’ award by Visit England and the cottages are filled with lots of local walks and maps.

The village of Edith Weston is a great location as it is walking distance to the South shore of Rutland Water as well as having a local shop and pub serving food so you won’t have to travel too far! If you do want to explore the local area, the cottages are also within 8 miles of the market towns of Oakham Uppingham and Stamford.

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For more information, please contact Anna on 07734175291 or e/mail enquiries@puddle-cottage.co.uk.

We would be delighted to welcome you.