Time to reflect on a winter walk

Pool at the bottom of the terraced garden at Upton House, Warwickshire. The gardens were created from the original stewponds created by monks in the twelfth century, but the terraces with the vegetable gardens and Rose garden were created in the twentieth century. NNL-150116-121736001
Pool at the bottom of the terraced garden at Upton House, Warwickshire. The gardens were created from the original stewponds created by monks in the twelfth century, but the terraces with the vegetable gardens and Rose garden were created in the twentieth century. NNL-150116-121736001

A crisp and cold winter’s day provides the perfect opportunity to reflect, and Upton House and Gardens is one of the many inspiring places to enjoy this season.

The National Trust has a range of places to visit across Warwickshire including Upton House, which rewards walkers with panoramic views and tales of the Battle of Edge Hill.

There is also a Woodland Walk and Kitty’s Walk to reflect how Kitty Lloyd-Jones and Lady Bearstead designed the garden’s strong terraced structure. Harry Bowell, regional director for the National Trust in the Midlands, said: “Gardens, parks and the countryside all have a stark beauty at this time of year. Winter opens up our landscapes like no other season.”