Five of the best sledging slopes

Thrilling rides, stunning views and heaps of fun, Maddy Gerry chooses Britain's best sledging slopes

Sledging in the snow

1. Urra Moor, North York Moors National Park
If you’re looking for somewhere to go for the ultimate sledging experience, this is one of those places. Your choice of sledging ‘material’ will determine where you slide, as the areas are divided up accordingly, as well as in relation to your level of sledging capability. (Much of the National Park is privately owned though, so make sure you have permission before you jump on board your vehicle).

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2. Storey Arms, Brecon Beacons
The national park is a haven for sledging opportunists. Storey Arms is one of the favourites, offering a range of different gradients; the thrill of white hills almost turns this area into a welsh Courchevel!

3. Broadway Tower, Gloucestershire
For those looking for a slope with a view rather than a heart-stopping height, the hill on which Broadway Tower is perched is ideal. Soak up the scenery as you slide down towards Broadway, one of the cotswold’s most picturesque villages.

4. South Downs National Park, Sussex
This newly designated area of natural importance provides a great family day out, with a number of different sites and slopes to choose from.

5. Lyme Park, Peak District
Another location offering a dramatic setting for this winter sport. If you’d rather not go in to the park, the rest of the Peak District equally has other sites to offer, and even a famed Reverend known as the ‘sledging-rector’ to follow in the tracks of!

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