What’s the nation’s favorite activity as the temperatures drop and night falls? Bundle up for an invigorating walk, apparently.
That’s according to a recent poll, which sought to discover “the best of winter in Britain”. ‘Fresh and Winter Hikes’ was voted number one, garnering 49 percent of the vote and topping the ranking of 25 places.
The anticipation of Christmas won the silver medal at 48 percent, and there was a tie for third place, with ‘a roaring fire in a country pub’ and ‘watching a movie while it’s raining outside’, both at 42 percent. of the votes. .
A hiker walks along the Derwent Fells in the Lake District. ‘Cool, wintry walks’ are the nation’s favorite over winter in Britain, new poll finds
The second place in the survey is occupied by the ‘anticipation of Christmas’. Pictured is a Christmas tree at Waterloo Place in London
Intimacy continued in fourth place, with hot buttered toast with a cup of tea and wearing large, chunky sweaters, both claiming 35 percent.
Hearty food has a place in the heart – and belly – of the nation during the colder months, the survey reveals. Many love a barbecue every Sunday (5th, 34%), followed by a generous helping of apple crumble with pastry cream (6th, 31%).
Other gastronomic hits include casseroles and cakes (No. 7, 30 percent), pub lunches (No. 14, 20 percent) and homemade chicken soup (No. 14, 20 percent). The smell of mulled wine topped this winter party in 17th place (16 percent).
‘A roaring fire in a country pub’ ranked third in the ranking of things Britons love about winter
‘Watching a movie while it’s raining outside’ also ranked third in the poll, which surveyed 1,500 Britons.
The survey, which was commissioned by Southern plates and surveyed 1,500 people, and also identified other outdoor successes. Walking through the frozen grass on a morning dog walk (12th, 24%), wrapping ourselves in scarves, hats and gloves (11th, 25% joint) and watching your breath on a cold day (15th, 19%) each did the classification.
Seeing a feathered friend during these outdoor adventures is an added bonus: ‘seeing your first red robin’ won over 27 percent of respondents (set 9th).
Staying indoors turned out to be equally popular. Watching ‘winter movies’ got 30 percent of the vote (seventh set), lighting candles won 28 percent (eighth), and ‘staying the whole weekend without feeling guilty’ influenced 27 percent of voters ( ninth set).
A ‘barbecue every Sunday’ was loved by 34% of respondents and ranked fifth
The smell of mulled wine landed 17th in the poll. Pictured is a mulled wine stall at London’s Borough Market.
Cuddling your partner at night to keep warm came in 10th with 26 percent of the vote, and during winter weekends, many choose to stay in bed the next morning with a good book (16, 18 percent).
Fight off the cold, hot water bottles (13 °, 22%), turn on the heating (joint 10 °, 26%), hot bubble baths (joint 11 °, 25%) and electric blankets (18 °, 10%) they have enchanted the nation.
The study also found that 48 per cent of Britons admitted that they actually enjoy each year “ winterizing their homes ” – repairing their furnace, checking the roof, and preparing their gardens for bad weather.
‘See your first red robin’ came in ninth in the poll and garnered 27 percent of the vote
Meanwhile, 97 percent of them said they love the feeling of being warm and dry in their homes when winter rolls around, and 61 percent admitted that they ‘nest’ during the winter months.
On top of that, 84 percent admitted that they secretly like the fact that the winter months give them an excuse to stay indoors more often than usual.
The data also revealed that 89 percent of those surveyed love the fact that winter means being at home more and therefore spending more time with their families.
THE BEST THINGS OF WINTER IN GREAT BRITAIN
1. Cool and winter walks: 49%
2. The anticipation of Christmas: 48 percent
3 = A roaring fire in a country pub: 42%
3 = Watching a movie while it’s raining outside: 42 percent
4 = Hot buttered toast with a cup of tea – 35 percent
4 = Big and fat jumpers: 35%
5. A barbecue every Sunday – 34 percent
6. Apple crumble with custard – 31 percent
7 = Stews and pies: 30 percent
7 = Winter movies: 30 percent
8. Candle lighting: 28 percent
9 = Staying home all weekend and not feeling guilty: 27 percent
9 = See your first robin: 27 percent
Source: Southern plates poll
10 = Heating on – 26 percent
10 = Hugging your partner at night to stay warm: 26 percent
11 = Scarves, hats and gloves: 25%
11 = Hot bubble baths: 25 percent
12. Icy grass on a morning dog walk: 24%
13. Hot water bottles: 22%
14 = Pub lunches: 20 percent
14 = Homemade chicken soup – 20 percent
fifteen. See your breath on a cold day: 19 percent
sixteen. Sleeping with a good book on the weekend: 18 percent
17. The smell of mulled wine – 16 percent
18. Electric blankets – 10 percent
And 26 percent revealed that when winter ends, they miss the comfort that the season brings.
Tony Hobbs, Managing Director of Southern Sheeting, said: ‘It’s great to see so much excitement about the winter months and all the little things the nation loves about the season, from eating comfort food, having lazy days at home and nesting. ensuring the houses are ready for winter.
“We all know that the elements can take their toll on our homes during the colder months, but it is important to catch any problems early so that you can plan for their solution. That way you can rest easy and truly enjoy all the other wonderful features of winter, like taking a walk on a cool cool day and cooking a Sunday barbecue in the warmth of your home. ‘