Willie’s View: The Joy of Winter

Shutterstock / ESstock © Willies View

In this week’s Willie’s View, our travel writer Willie Shand finds joy in walking through winter.

Winter days can sometimes be far from inviting when it comes to thinking about going out for a walk.

This morning, though, wasn’t one of them. It was certainly cold; around -10°C, but with every bush, every fence wire and blade of grass laced in frost, somehow the temperature didn’t really matter.

As I’ve learned from skiing, a damp raw day of +1°C can feel so much cooler than a “dry cold” day at -20°C.

This was one of these days for paying attention to all the wee things we normally pass without a second glance. Unfortunately, their moment in the limelight can be short-lived but then that’s what makes them all the more special.

The more you look, the more you see. Such is the joy of winter.

For more from our Willie’s View series, click the tag below.

Looking for travel inspiration? Click here for some fascinating destinations you can try following the conclusion of the latest lockdown.

Willie regularly features in the pages of our magazine, which is packed with wonderful fiction and fascinating features. Subscribe today, and you’ll get your first 13 issues for just £8.

Willie Shand