January can be a dreary time of year. Grey skies, rain and short days can leave you uninspired. Getting outdoors can improve health and well-being, and the many Essex winter walks on offer promise to get you moving and clear your mind.
Essex Winter Walks
Our region hosts a number of great footpaths, as well as organised walks. For instance, wildlife lovers can join birdwatchers on walks this winter with the Essex Wildlife Trust. Likewise, a number of Ramblers groups are active in the region. Moreover, Hike Essex is an established walking group for people typically in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s
There’s so much to see and do on our local footpaths! Why not visit the ancient oak, ‘Old Knobbley‘, in the woods at Furze Hill in Mistley? At 800 years old, Old Knobbley’s seen it all: ‘The defeat of the Spanish Armada, the Battle of Waterloo, and in modern times the sinking of the Titanic and the two World Wars’, not to mention the rise of reality TV! Looking to plan your own route? Check out Essex Walks’s tremendous listing of local routes as well as some top Essex walking routes.
Finally, our own town of Great Dunmow is close to a number of excellent walking opportunities. MapMyWalk provides a clear listing of our local trails, their length and difficulty. Indeed, our county and town is so attractive to walkers that we’re a great spot for walking holidays Essex.
Planning an Essex Winter Walk?
As a locally run Stansted B&B nestled in the heart of Great Dunmow, we are perfectly placed to help our guests get the most out of their trip to Essex. This is why guests choose to stay at B&Bs rather than hotels! Our local knowledge and personal service cannot be beat by the big hotel chains. Indeed, we look forward to crafting a unique getaway experience for you. Get in touch to book with Harwood House!