Good walking boots
suited to wintry conditions could be ideal for anyone staying somewhere isolated in the country over Christmas, with the possibility of getting snowed in.
Such an issue was raised in a Guardian guide to the best seasonal pubs, which listed North Yorkshire's Tan Hill Inn among them, as it is offering guests the chance to hire out the venue over the holiday for a three-day DIY Christmas.
However, it noted, snow is common in December and last year saw people trapped there for three days over the new year, something which may be likely again if the recent weather is an indication this winter will be like the last.
Having the right footwear and winter jackets
may then be important for those trying to leave the venue and walk to civilisation.
The Tan Hill inn is the highest in England at 1,732 ft above sea level, with other lofty hostelries including the Lake District's Kirkstone Pass Inn, which is 1,492 ft up.