Carn Ingli, Pembrokeshire
'This west Wales walk is blessedly mudfree and magical,' says Tom. From the centre of the seaside town of Newport, climb the heathery mountain, Carn Ingli. Then it's a glorious romp across open moorland, descending to the woodlands of the lonely Gwaun Valley and its tiny gem of a pub, the Dyffryn Arms. The walk returns to Newport via a different route over the mountain, through a network of ancient trackways sunk between stone walls and gnarled oaks.
Distance 9 miles (www.ramblers.org.uk/winterwalks)