Festive walks with Gemma Nelson from map experts Ordnance Survey
The Christmas period is a great time to get out and about to explore our countryside, whether it's to walk off your Christmas dinner or to get a nice burst of winter fresh air.
We're really lucky in Britain to have plenty of beautiful countryside walks. Here are our favourite Christmas walks, with links to OS getamap where you can view, zoom, create routes and print your map (some charges apply for saving routes and printing large-scale).
See reindeer in the Cairngorms
Nothing says Christmas like Rudolph and his reindeer. Only one herd of reindeer live wild in the UK and that's in the Cairngorms. In a tradition that dates back to 1952, some 150 reindeer roam freely on the Cairngorms and Glenlivet Estate. Parents with young children needn't be too worried, as reindeer are docile creatures and it's even possible to stroke or feed them - albeit under the supervision of trained guides.Read full article
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