Enjoy a breath of fresh air with the National Trust around Grantham

Winter walks with the National Trust EMN-160127-103501001
Winter walks with the National Trust EMN-160127-103501001
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Burn those New Year calories by getting out and about on a winter walk at National Trust places across Lincolnshire.

There are miles of pathways to enjoy offering people the chance to get out and about in the fresh air and take in the beautiful surroundings.

The excitement of Christmas may be over but now is the perfect time to try out those new walking boots or a new camera and capture family moments or stunning landscapes on an invigorating winter walk.

Andy Beer, director for the National Trust in the Midlands said: “Whether you want to get fit, spend time with family, or just admire the beautiful countryside; welcome in the New Year with a visit to your local National Trust place.

“Why not mull over this year’s resolutions while rambling along wooded paths or through country gardens; or get the children planning which ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activities they’re going to complete in 2016.

“Even if it’s grey outside, just wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and plan your adventure.”

The special places the National Trust looks after are packed full of walking trails and great views that look even better with a dusting of frost.

Quieter winter days at Belton Park are a delight. The deer are often very close to the house and make for great photo opportunities. Later in the month, visitors may be lucky enough to see a white blanket of snowdrops throughout the Pleasure Grounds and around the Gothic ruin.

Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlands to find a winter landscape to explore.

The National Trust in the Midlands is also appealing for volunteers to get involved with the charity this year.

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer, including volunteering vacancies at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham.

Some of the roles to get involved in, include: room guides - welcome visitors and share the stories of Isaac Newton, his house and family. Science centre volunteers - demonstrate some of Newton’s work through interactive exhibits and engaging visitors in some fascinating science. Orchard guides - share information about our historic orchard and Newton’s apple tree. Learning volunteers - assist with school groups and events such as Apple Day, toddler trails and summer holiday workshops and activities team - help with events and welcoming visitors with plenty of things to do.

Find out more about the opportunities available, online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk or telephone 01476 860338.