Winter walking is the best; keeping wrapped up from head to toe whilst admiring nature at its most vulnerable point of the year. I opted for a chilly and rather breezy walk up Penshaw Monument last week.
The North East definitely boasts beautiful countryside and this National Trust attraction, close to me, is one that I love visiting. It keeps me super fit as the steps up to the top are always fun to try to run up, I dare say I am rather exhausted once I get there.
The view from this 70-foot high folly is simply incredible as you can see far and wide for miles and miles. For an even better view, head down between Good Friday and the end of September as you can then climb the spiral staircase in one of the monument’s pillars and enjoy a roof top view.
Once you’ve walked around the monument you can also head to the forests. This just offers a longer walk and with more variety.
What do you make of Wearside’s much loved landmark?