Shh... winter in the woods... A winter’s morning on the Sallandse Heuvelrug. Maybe with a thin layer of frost to adorn the branches. It is quiet. Serene. Especially when snow has fallen through the night. No birds chirping, no frogs ribbiting as usual. Maybe just the rustling of a small bottom-dweller between frozen leaves. Boring? Quite the opposite: winter is the most surprising season of all. Have you ever come eye to eye with a deer? The experience will make your day. The tranquil vistas undisturbed, save for maybe a sprinting hare. There is a good chance you might spot a bird of prey nest between the bare branches. Listen to the woodpecker. Blissfully unperturbed about winter. Below are our favourite cosy winter walks, with the best places to warm up by the fire, and the most splendid hills for sledging. Don’t forget to bring your hat. Throw on a scarf and hurry outside!