Winter is the perfect time to get out amongst nature. Not only are the sunrises and sunsets seen in the winter months often far more stunning than those seen during the summer, but with many animals only coming out at night and with many areas of the countryside frequented far less during the cold and dark evenings, in winter there are likely to be areas of undisturbed beauty on your very own doorstep with a far wider array of wildlife to be seen too.
With just a little bit of planning and the right binoculars, you are likely to be able to see a huge range of different animals and to experience a far more exciting time in the countryside as a result. Furthermore, for those who enjoy stargazing, the winter offers far more time to gaze up at the heavens and enjoy any stunning spectacles or the breathtaking view of the stars. Not only are the skies often clearer during the winter months, but with short days and long nights, there will also just simply be more time to stare up and enjoy the celestial spectacles.
Of course, the winter offers a few potential barriers to your enjoyment too, such as colder weather and the potential for heavy snowfall, but again this shouldn’t put off anyone keen to enjoy the countryside or keen to enjoy animals in their natural habitat. The right preparations and the right clothing will allow you to be just as safe, just as warm, and just as comfortable as in the summer, and in many ways it is far easier to warm up on a trek than it is to cool down and, as such, winter may actually be an even more perfect time to go on long walks than the summer.
Whether you choose to add night vision to your supplies to ensure you are safe no matter where you find yourself and so that you can witness nature more covertly too, or whether you simply decide to plan every bit of your journey to the letter, there will be plenty of ways to make winter a far more exciting time to head out than the summer.