Wish we were... taking a Winter walk

The opening scene of this Autumn’s big screen adaptation of Jane Eyre showed a bedraggled Jane darting across the dark and stormy Yorkshire moors as thunder crackled in the backfround and the heather shook in gusts of wind. The film may not have impressed the critics but its romantic cinematography has inspired us to take a trip to Wensleydale, North Yorkshire this November…

For the winter walk:
There’s something cosy about a bracing winter walk. Start off early on a circular tour that begins along the banks of the River Cover to Thornton Steward and back and you won’t fail to be inspired by the magnificent landscapes and monastic ruins.

For the pub lunch:
After working up a hearty appetite and rosy cheeks head to walker’s favourite The Cove Bridge Inn. Complete with beamed ceiling and log fire, the pub serves great traditional food, pies and local ales.

For luxury back at base:
Duck-down-pillowed comfort was never more deserved than after a long walk, and the nearby Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, recommended by Mr & Mrs Smith, is the perfect antidote to the wild and wuthering moorlands.

What to wear:
For the great outdoors you’ll need plenty of layers so wrap up with a cashmere shawl and gloves and don’t forget to pack your cosy dressing gown for a night at the spa.