Be Active - A Winter Walk

"The ĎAutumn Shapesí activity was such a lovely focus for a walk. The kids didnít complain once and were really excited to find each leave or seed. You forget how interesting it can be to look closely at things that you pass without a thought every day."


Some winter flowering shrubs are also scented. If you’re in a formally planted garden for this walk, you may well see several winter flowering shrubs, and it’s well worth checking them for scent.
What else might you smell? The air in winter can be damp, and this carries rich smells such as decaying leaves. If you’re out in the countryside, the smell of pine and bracken can be strong on winter days – pine trees create resin, which has a sharp smell, bracken smells woody. On really cold and frosty days the air can smell crisp and clean.

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