Frost Pocket Walks

by Webmaster, 6th January 2017

Check out a most unusual winter natural phenomenon on our three walks, taking in the very best of Snowdonia, Powys and Shropshire 

Pictures: © Crown Copyright (2017) Visit Wales

Those cold, dry, still days that often occur in midwinter are a wonderful time to go out walking, as long as you wrap up well. And in these particular weather conditions, you may be rewarded with one of winter’s most atmospheric spectacles – a ‘frost pocket.’ 

We’ve picked out three destinations where you’ll have a good chance of encountering a frost pocket this winter – the wilds of Snowdonia, where grand scenery is guaranteed whatever the weather, and the landscapes of Powys, and Shropshire, which have a reputation for winter frost pockets. Just click on the following route numbers for print-ready PDFs...

Route 1 - Look out for Monmouthshire's answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Route 2 - Discover Iron Age remains on this fantastic walk around the Shropshire hills

Route 3 - Enjoy the best of Snowdnia with a relatively easy walk that offers some spectacular views (pictured above)

Route inaccessible? If you find that any of the routes featured on walesandborders.com has become inaccessible in any way, do let us know so we can alert the necessary authorities on your behalf. You can email the Web Editor by clicking here

For the full feature on frost-pocket walks, see the January 2017 issue of Welsh Border Life. For back issues, click here

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