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Monday, 17 December 2018

Top 10 Christmas Walks | London & South East

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Something about this time of year sees us all sliding on oversized knitted jumpers and heading outdoors.  Whether it's to walk off your last dozen mince pies, or you're in need of some fresh air after days of breathing in cinnamon-scented candles, crisp winter walks are a part of the festive season.  Boxing Day is renowned for seeing us head out in groups and into the great outdoors, and a show of hands please for who's wandered through an illuminated trail this Christmas?!  With this in mind, I've put together a list of ten of the most fabulous Christmas walks to enjoy this season, all located in the London & South East areas.  Find your gloves, step into your boots and... enjoy!
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Hugs & Co Chelsea Suede brown Boots

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KEW GARDENS


With so much to explore, it'd be easy to spend an entire day here.  And if you get too cold?  Just pop into the Palm House and head upstairs!


VIRGINIA WATER


A beautiful lakeside walk, which - if you're feeling ambitious - can lead you straight to Windsor Great Park


RICHMOND PARK


Because could there be a more magical sight than deers at Christmastime?!


PAINSHILL PARK


Families of ducks will circle your feet and new follies appear around every corner, as well as a grotto


CLIVEDEN


2.3 miles of woodland paths, a Japanese garden complete with pagoda and at one point on your walk, Cliveden House as a fabulous backdrop to get that obligatory annual family photo!


HATCHLANDS PARK


Peaceful, calm and completely in touch with nature


CHISWICK HOUSE & GARDENS


I'm biased to find this location romantic, having visited twice with my boyfriend, however the enclosed space truly is beautiful.  Plenty to explore, and adore  


HAM HOUSE & GARDEN


In my opinion, one of the best National Trust locations; the gardens are always immaculate.  My advice?  Opt for a scone in the tearoom before you leave...


CLAREMONT LANDSCAPE GARDEN


If you have children in your walking party, head to Claremont Landscape Garden for vast open spaces around a lake.  Just remember to wrap up warm!


PETWORTH PARK


At any time of year, Petworth Park is a total treat to visit.  The house is wonderfully grand inside, though the outdoors is even more incredible.  There's so much garden and woodland, you won't know where to start!

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Cream Cableknit Oversized Chunky Jumper

Zara Bamboo Handle Brown Snakeskin Bag
UK Countryside Fields SunsetSomething I've learnt the (very) hard way is how to dress appropriately for cold winter's walks.  I'm pretty sure we've all refused to wear a coat at some point in our lives, right?  And yes, I've headed out wearing heeled boots for day-long Boxing Day walks through mud and grass before now.  Oops.  But hey, lesson learnt!  For this look I'm wearing my new babies; Suede Chelsea Boots via Hugs & Co, a London-based brand founded in 2012.  Their footwear range began with the driving shoe and has continued that theme of comfort and luxury ever since and into their new collections.  One thing's for sure, I'm pretty excited to see their new style of women's loafer that will be launching soon!

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Jumper - Zara   |   Bag - Zara

Hat - Next



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Huge & Co Brown Suede Chelsea BootsHugs & Co Blog Collaboration Chelsea Boots
I'm a huge advocate of scenic, picturesque walks during any time of year, but throughout the festive season this love becomes all the more intense.  I'd love to hear your favourite locations for Christmas walks?  Have you ever visited any of those mentioned in this list?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x


Thanks to Hugs & Co. for working with me on this post!

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26 comments

  1. Hello,

    So lovely !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeee.fr/

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  2. All of these walks sound incredible Gabrielle. You're right that crisp winter walks are so integral to the festive season. You look super chic as always. I'm usually bundled up so much that I look like a puffy marshmallow because I seriously hate being cold LOL ;p

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  3. This looks so cosy and perfect for this time of year. I really love your jumper. It is so pretty and that bag is stunning :)
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  4. These walks sound absolutely perfect!! Love a good walk :) x

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  5. Brilliant suggestions here, Gabrielle, wish I live around the area.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  6. These sound like great walks! I love your coy outfit too, that jumper looks so comfortable and warm and I think Chelsea boots like this will always be a classic - I love mine!

    I'm hoping to take the boys out on a few more local walks around here before Christmas, but unfortunately we have the heat to contend with!

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far! We took the kids out to a special snow event yesterday, it was a lot of fun, but so strange with the humidity here in Brisbane, haha! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  7. I super love your chic look.
    That jumper looks fab on you ♥

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  8. You look absolutely fantastic babe! I love the oversized jumper/sweater and these boots are fab! Thank you for sharing this xx

    Naya
    partyparrotblog.com

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  9. You just can't beat a good winter walk, especially on Christmas :)

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  10. Such a great post! These all sound amazing places. I love your look Gabrielle.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  11. I love a good outside walk after a day filled with eating and family.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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  12. These walks sounds great, I need to write them down for future refrence.
    You look dreamy in your cozy outfit. Fabulous oversize knit and jeans.
    The bag and the boots are both gorgeous, a fantastic combo for sure.

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  13. Looking like the fierce winter queen you are in this ultra cosy and super stylish outfit my stunning Gabrielle! That knit is too divine for words :) Winter walks are always a good idea, as you say sometimes we all crave that fresh air after all the scented candles and a stretch of legs never goes amiss after all that festive food ;) These ideas are all such gems, you've inspired me! Now I'm venturing to London more and more I'd love to check out Kew Gardens, it always looks so pretty and picturesque. The Palm House sounds like my kind of place for sure! Virginia Water sounds perfectly dreamy too, a lakeside walk? Yes please! Wishing you the most enchanting Christmas time of all lovely girl, may it be filled with all the happiness and joy you deserve! ♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  14. You look amazing here, babe- and isn't it nice to get outside and take a brisk walk when everything is all decorated? I agree!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. All these walks sound like fun! I've been to Kew Gardens before but in summer. And it's absolutely gorgeous! Never thought of going in winter.
    xo Ros | Zenhealth

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  16. These is something magical in Christmas Walks. I adore go outside and enjoy in this time of the year! Thank you for recommendation of these places! Also I really love your outfit, especially bag! It is so beautiful and unique!

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  17. Your winter look is absolutely perfect!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  18. I'm in love with this entire look babe, so chic ! (And I love your sweater and boots so much !)

    https://www.pardonmyobsession.com/2018/12/december-travels.html

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  19. You look so relaxed and lovely in these photos!
    I really do miss living in London, so many glorious places to spend a day relaxing and simply taking it all in - great list x

    xx Bry Jaimea | bryjaimea.com

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  20. Oh I wish I was still visiting London to do theses walks.
    They look amazing !
    And just like you I love a cozy sweater during this cold season.
    Love your pictures as always.
    xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

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  21. Ummmm... I definitely don't look this cute when I go on walks lol!!
    These photos have me missing the English countryside where my grandparents live <3

    xo, allie

    www.champagne-tuesdays.com

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  22. These photographs are absolutely stunning! I love how you're dressed flawlessly, with a gorgeous backdrop, just as the sky is turning orange. You look stunning! Honestly I'm not sure how you do it?? Merry Christmas!

    Have a great week :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  23. I loved this! One of my bucket list dreams is to be in England for the Christmas season, and I am 100% saving this to refer back to when time comes. Your blog is lovely; you've got a new subscriber here! x

    twinklexthoughts.blogspot.com

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  24. I loved learning about these walks. If I ever get to London again I will have to visit one or two of these parks. We have a Kew Gardens here in NY! It is actually a stop on the train I take to the city. It is a neighborhood in Queens and I have thought of moving there!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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