The idyllic village of Broadway, characterised by its cosy, honey-hued cottages, serves as an ideal starting point for a delightful winter walk.
In this Cotswolds treasure, those looking for a relaxing staycation can leisurely wander along the high street, which is adorned with an array of local businesses.
The streets in Broadway are lined with homey pubs, cafés, tea rooms, and diverse shops that showcase art, antiques, country clothing and unique gifts.
Visitors can also venture into the scenic expanse of the Cotswold Hills for a range of picturesque walks filled with seasonal landscapes.
The east of the village along High Street seamlessly integrates with the Cotswold Way situated on the right.
Extending from Chipping Campden to Bath, this magnificent walking trail spans 164 kilometres, guiding explorers through picturesque villages, Neolithic and Roman sites, exquisite churches, meadows and woodlands.
The initial segment of the path, going up the hill south of Broadway, offers a comfortably accessible walking experience — ideal for a short, wintry getaway.
For those brave enough to face a steep ascent, the uphill trail toward Broadway Tower offers a view of the grassy slopes across frosted fields.
The panoramic views extend over the Severn Valley and the Vale of Evesham, with the Malverns gracing the distant horizon.
Throughout this ascent, the quintessential village of Broadway remains a constant presence in the valley below, enhancing the scenic allure of the stroll.
In snowy or frosty conditions, this distinctive building, created by landscape designer Capability Brown and finalised by architect James Wyatt in 1798 for the sixth Earl and Countess of Coventry, exudes an even more captivating allure.
Visitors can explore the interior, which hosts an exhibition (priced at £5 for adults), and appreciate the expansive countryside from the rooftop viewing platform.
On clear days, the panoramic view extends to encompass as many as 12 counties.
On the way back from the tower and to end the hike on a sweet note is Morris & Brown Café, where options include indulging in a comforting cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or a pot of tea.