It’s December, not long till Christmas, eeeeek! I’m officially getting excited and although winter is most definitely the season to dress warm, drink festive coffees and only unwrap yourself from your duvet if it’s an absolute must!
Christmas is also the perfect time to venture out and explore somewhere new and to be completely festive. Which is exactly what me and my sister did last weekend. We went on the ultimate autumnal walk, it was picture perfect weather and festive coffees were consumed along with a few deer sightings (which I’m going to call reindeer because, well, it’s Christmas).
National Trust is probably not your first choice of places to head to on a Saturday morning but on a crisp, sunny morning it’s stunning so, pop your festive jumper on, a scarf and grab your camera because you’re going to want to take some photo’s of the autumnal colours and the stunning stately homes that occupy most sites. Before we headed to the park itself we found the nearest Costa to get an all-important festive drink- which also makes for great hand warmers!
The perfect winter stroll ingredients include- A crisp sunny morning, a festive hot drink and family, friends or a little dog.
Knole Park is located in Sevenoaks only an hour out of London. Nestled in the Kent countryside with over 1,000 acres to roam in, you are bound to get lost- Which we did, we managed to find the only part of the park that is swamped with mud, I spent at least an hour scraping mud and leaves off my new trainers (bad choice on my part I’ll admit. One bit of advice where sensible boots).
Also, look out for wild deer who live freely in the park- They are so cute!
There’s just something so cosey and refreshing about taking a winter stroll and I can’t tell you how nice it was to wrap up in coats and hats! So, if you’re struggling to think of somewhere to go this weekend, why not head to your closest National Trust site! With over 500 places in the UK, there is bound to be one right near you- plus some have a little cafe that sells the most amazing looking cakes!
Hello, I’m Samantha. A twenty-two-year-old fashion communication and promotion graduate. An avid shopper lover of interiors and good coffee addict.