The current wintry weather reminds me of a blizzardy family walk we took in the Pentlands whilst staying in Edinburgh.
The Pentland hills lie just south of Edinburgh (about half a mile from the ring road). They are suitable at any time of year for vigorous walks and mountain biking. You often see paragliders hanging on the thermals and there is even an artificial ski slope – open all year round.
On the occasion that we went for this walk – just into the new year, we were well togged up for the weather and took a sledge. The snow and wind was so strong that we didn’t venture very far – but we had plenty of sledging in these ideal conditions. We also met a herd of wild horses who came to us for some attention – which they received in abundance although I guess they might have been a bit more chuffed if we’d brought them something to eat!