Your favourite UK winter walks: reader suggestions

Hundreds of you commented on our recent winter walks feature, adding dozens of your own great hikes. So we’ve select 10 of your favourites, from Scottish beaches to Hampshire hills

Best walk for us: start in Thorpe Bay, on the eastern side of Southend and walk all along the coast to Leigh-on-Sea (about five miles). Stop for a warming drink in any of the pubs (Ye Olde Smack or the Peterboat perhaps), or have fish and chips made with locally sourced fish, then return. You could make a longer route by walking Southend pier, the longest in the world – a mile out and a mile back: the seascapes are stunning at this time of year.

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