I love walking in the woods here in winter. The ferns are so green, and with the deciduous trees bare of leaves there is much more light than in the summer.
There is generally a lot of water involved in a winter walk here, with high rivers and many puddles. Thanks to a cold snap starting the new year, rather than being very muddy the trails are icy and frosty right now. This means stepping carefully so as not to slip, but not being covered in mud at the conclusion of the walk.
When the sun shines in the winter we don’t go to the woods, as we need all the Vitamin D we can get out here on the wet coast. But on an overcast day, the forest and the rivers are perfect places for winter walks.