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Perfect Winter Walks at Park Leisure

Each of our 12 luxury parks sit amongst stunning scenery just waiting to be explored. This winter, we’d delight in seeing all guests who love to hike, ramble, walk, or wander, wrap up warm and discover the many routes available at each park.

So, while staying with us, why not grab your walking boots and harness your adventurous spirit to explore the surrounding area of your idyllic base. With a wide range of trails from which to choose, including challenging hikes and gentle strolls, ideal for those with a four-legged friend, there’s a perfect winter walk for everyone. Our luxury coastal parks even provide you with the opportunity to gulp a little sea air. End your adventure in a cosy pub next to a roaring fire, as dusk begins to fall.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite walks to enjoy on a brisk winter’s day, so why not take inspiration, grab your gloves and make some memories: 

Cornwall

Oyster Bay Coastal & Country Retreat

St Newlyn East and Lappa Valley Parking Available, Dog-Friendly, Easy/Moderate Grade, 3.6 Mile Length

This route begins in the picturesque village of St Newlyn east, past the church and then into the Lappa Valley.  Following the stream up the valley alongside the ochre-stained riverbed, you’re eventually brought to its source on Penhallow Moor. From there, footpaths across the old Perranporth railway tracks carry you to Station road to complete this circular route.


Pentire Coastal Holiday Park

Kilkhampton to the Coombe Valley Parking Available, Dog-Friendly, Moderate/Strenuous Grade, 5 Mile Length

This walk begins at the Parish Church of Saint James the Great and follows West Street out of Kilkhampton. Leaving West Street to follow the stream through Kilkhampton Common, there will then be a climb up the valley across the common until you reach the bridleway that leads into the Coombe Valley. From here the route continues along lane and tracks back into the valley, through Stowe Wood and around Penstowe Castle, bringing you to Kilkhampton churchyard and completing the route.

Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park

Par to Polkerris Challenging in Parts, 5.5 Miles

The route takes you to the charming village of Polkerris, looping round onto the Saints Way to unveil a breath-taking view across Par and the ‘Clay Country’. After walking though Par Sands Holiday Park, take the coastal path through to Gribbin Head, with stunning views of Par Beach and Mevagissey in the backdrop. The path will lead you to Polkerris, where you can browse through the village or enjoy a refreshment in a cosy café. After you have finished exploring, walking from Polkerris beach with the sea behind you, take the coastal path back, which poses more of a challenging climb. Arriving at Saints Way, you will then be led to Par Beach, where you can relax in the refreshing sea air

Herefordshire

Malvern View Country & Leisure Park

Acres of Park Land to Explore Parking Available, Dog-Friendly, Easy/Moderate Grade

Indulge in the glorious nature surrounding our Malvern View park this winter by visiting the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or heading out on a Herefordshire safari to the deer park.  Get up close and personal with the beautiful red deer as they roam the grounds by heading to the feeding and handling bays; or move to the viewing platforms to survey the deer in their natural habitat.

If a stroll to find a spot for quiet contemplation is all you need, consider visiting one of three ornamental fishing lakes. Keen anglers should note we have the reputation of being one of the best coarse fishing locations in the area as all lakes are stocked with carp, rudd, roach and tench; each lake being easily accessed from the park.

North Wales

Brynteg Coastal & Country Retreat

Lyln Ogwen Parking Available, Dogs Must Be Kept on Leads, Moderate Grade, 3 Miles

With the chance to enjoy superb views of Tryfan and the Glyderau but with no hills to climb, this is the perfect way to experience the mountains without completing a strenuous hike to the summits.  There is also a feel of the magical around this beautiful lake; Legends say that Bedwyr Bedrynant, a knight of King Arthur cast the famous sword Excalibur into this lake at Llyn Ogwen, where it remains to this day.

Plas Coch Coastal & Country Retreat

Red Wharf Bay & Pentraeth Forest Parking Available, Dogs Must Be Kept on Leads, Moderate Grade, 7 Miles

This ramble takes in the beautiful Red Wharf Bay, and the sprawling Pentraeth Forest, said to house red squirrel, buzzard, sparrow hawk and peregrine falcon. Red Wharf Bay is undoubtedly a spectacular location. Rich coloured sands, stretching for three glorious miles.

Northumberland

Amble Links Coastal Retreat & Holiday Park

Amble to Warkworth Castle Dogs Must Be Kept on Leads, Easy Grade, 6 Miles

Here you will explore the Northumberland coast around Amble, before following the River Coquet to nearby Warkworth. Beginning at the car park, you’ll find the Northumberland Coast path and follow to north towards the harbour, with views of Coquet Island while you walk.  Be sure to keep an eye out for the nest seabirds that call the island their home; these include puffins and the rare Roseate Tern. The walk continues with riverside paths into Warkwork that pass the medieval bridge and bring you to the towering remains of the castle.

Yorkshire & Lancashire

Ribble Valley Country & Leisure Park

Bolton by Bowland Nature Walk Parking Available, Dogs Must Be Kept on Leads, Easy Grade, Muddy in Winter

There are plenty splendours of nature to be viewed during this walk, such the herb rich meadow that leads down to small bridge crossing Bier Beck. Here you will find the small spinney of trees whose leaves transform through autumn into a rich brown and golden canopy.  You’ll be in good company as the next field on the right is a favourite nesting place for the Curlew, making their presence known with song in season.

Littondale Country & Leisure Park

Linton Falls Parking Available, Dogs Must Be Kept on Leads, Easy Grade, Flat Terrain

A popular stroll, beginning in the charming village of Grassington and continuing along the River Wharfe to the falls, here you will have the option to explore further and head through the beautiful Wharfedale. There is also the chance to visit the charming Grimwith Reservoir, which has a walking path around its perimeter.

Suitable for the whole family, this walk can incorporate lots of stops and starts while you explore the village and take in the beauty of the falls.

Allerthorpe Golf & Park Retreat

Allerthorpe

Parking Available, Dog-Friendly Walk, Easy Grade, Flat Terrain

You’ll find plenty of great walking tracks in the stunning area of Pocklington, many of which take you through the nearby idyllic pine woodland.  With many flat tracks, the woods are a popular choice for dog walkers. Starting at the car park on Common Lane to the west side of the wood, the wide trails will take you east. Breathing in the fresh forest air, look out for the wildlife and woodland birds along the way.

If you fancy a longer venture, the walk can be extended along the Pocklington Canal and the Wilberforce Way long distance trail.

Chantry Country & Leisure Park

Aysgarth Falls via Castle Bolton

Parking Available, Moderate Walk with Uphill Areas

If you have a love of waterfalls, this is the perfect walk for you as it features three; one of which was a filming destination in Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves. A woodland walk will then guide you to the ruins and gardens of the stunning Castle Bolton.

Starting at the car park, Upper Falls are the first to explore, following the signs to the left.  Returning to the road and bearing left, there are further signs for Middle and Lower Falls, both with breath-taking viewpoints. As you make your way back to the footpath, you will be directed to Castle Bolton.  Following the path, you will reach the small village of Castle Bolton, where you can roam the gardens or enjoy a well-deserved rest in a quaint tea shop.  You can also explore the castle for a small fee, and discover its fascinating historical origins.

Yorkshire Dales Country & Leisure Park

Harmby Walk

Dog-Friendly, Easy Grade, Parking Available for Customers of the Pheasant Inn

Starting at the Pheasant Inn for true Yorkshire ambiance, the tranquil route takes you through pastured fields with many furry friends along the way, such as red cattle. It then leads to Harmby Moor with spectacular views spanning from the valley to the outlook of Hambleton Hills. After following the path, you’ll reach an abandoned quarry and a picturesque waterfall tucked into a wooded nook.  Returning to the Pheasant Inn, there is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some hearty and warming pub food or enjoy a refreshing beverage.

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