5 Sledging Destinations in the UK

Transporting loads across the rough snowy ground is not a new thing, work animals such as snow dogs and horses draw sledges. Needless to say, you can go sledging on a hill especially during a powder day. If you just can’t stay indoors during the winter because the outside is calling for you and you can’t resist giving in, then sledging is one of the mischiefs that you can get into, that is, if you do not mind sliding off a snowy hill while crying out in glee. When in UK, here are some of the best hills for sledging.

Blow’s Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

blows donwns

Irrespective of the time of the year, these hills are perfect for recreational activities. During summer, this is the perfect venue for flying kites and walking but once the snow falls, the hills take a whole new character, making it perfect for sledging. These hills are not busy and you can slide down at an amazing speed even if you are using a very cheap plastic as a sled. Taking these hills with your loved ones is a perfect way to bond and to have a lot of fun with everyone present.

Camp Hill, Liverpool

camp hil

If you are looking for the best location to go sledging without going too far from the city, then Woolton Village’s Camp Hill is your best bet. People of all experiences and ages level can take these hills without any problem and the hills are very long, shallow and really wide. This hill is also a great location to try a rowing boat from the top of the hill or if you do not have a good sled, then you can always borrow a tea tray, at least one which you wouldn’t miss in case something happens to it.

Cold Fell, Cumbria

cold fell

This is one of the places that have been used as a sledging spots for ages. There are a lot of hills where you can go on a trip down a snowy slope but the hot spot for sledging enthusiasts is the one between Calder Bridge and Ennerdale Bridge. There are no dry stone walls or hedges here and you will enjoy a decent speed while sledging down the hill.

Sledging Alexandra Palace Park, LondonAlexandra Palace, North London

If you have young ones in tow who wants to join you while you are on a sledging adventure, you will surely be looking for a gentle slope but if you have teenagers with you, there are also challenging slopes. One great thing about the slopes here is that there are awesome views when you are in top including the

Olympic stadium and St Paul’s Cathedral

If you’ve got your fill of sliding off the hills, you can get your fill of food at the Palace Complex where you can get a fine meal of chips and hot chocolate.

Allenheads, Northumberland

Sledging is a great thing to do if you are looking for fun but it can be a bit tiresome to bring the sledge back on top of the hill. But, this is not problem when you are at the hills at Allenheads as long as you are good with balancing on top of your sledge. All you have to do is grab the conveyor belt rope. There is actually a ski slope in this small village but those who want to ride on a sledge are welcome to slide down next to skiers. But, you have to be careful when you are driving around the area.

There are a lot of things that you can do to have fun in the snow and if sledging enters your category of fun, you should forget all your misgivings and slide with glee.



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