The Merrick, Dumfries & Galloway
Jenny says that in winter, the southern uplands of Scotland with their sweeter grassy slopes come into their own. They reach their highest point at the Merrick in theRange of the Awful Hand. 'It's a lung-stretching hike up, but the path from Loch Trool is clear and the loch-dotted hills are beautiful.'
Distance 9 miles (www.lfto.com/winter)