For many, after a good and gluttonous Christmas Day, a long walk is needed on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
It's a common tradition in households and gives the perfect chance to take in nature in winter and catch up with friends and family over what you've been up to in this crazy year that has been 2022.
We may be slightly biased, but the routes available for a stroll in Newcastle and across Tyneside are some of the best in the country. There are beautiful parks, the coast and much more right at our doorstep.
Here's where, if we were you, we'd be stretching our legs with a cup of coffee in hand this Boxing Day or New Year's Day.
There's something so noble about the Town Moor in winter. Whether it be a huge expanse of frost or dew clinging to the grass.
Paths across the Town Moor are ideal for a stroll and easily accessible from the city centre, Jesmond, Gosforth and Sandyford, amongst other nearby locations.
You get great views of the city in the distance and there are some play spaces for the kids at Exhibition Park.
Duck down and into the Jesmond Dene this Boxing Day or New Year's Day for a family walk along the river.
You can get lost in the hills and greenery of the Dene, which is a true gem in the Newcastle crown. If you're feeling ambitious, you could walk right on through to the Quayside in Newcastle.
That leads perfectly onto the Quayside. If you're looking for perhaps a shorter walk and not so fussed about greenery, then a pootle along the River Tyne is for you.
There's still plenty to marvel at with the iconic bridges and beautiful river - and plenty of business to score a snack and hot drink along the way.
Saltwell Park in Gateshead has a rich history, existing as a popular site for a walk ever since 1876.
There's a large pond to walk around and you can snake your way up to have a nosey at Saltwell Towers too.
For the younger ones, or more childish adults, there's a maze made from bushes right at the heart of the park too.
For those wanting a chilly coastal walk this Christmas, Tynemouth will suit nicely with an expansive walk across several beaches.
King Edward’s Bay, Longsands and Cullercoats all come together, leading off to St. Mary’s Lighthouse for those that wish to walk the whole way on Boxing Day or New Year's Eve.
A priory overlooking the beaches is also there for those who want to take in the coastal delights without having to trudge through the sand.
Sam Fender may not be the biggest fan of how Ouseburn has changed over the years, but it is certainly becoming easier on the eye.
It's peppered with great small businesses and a walk along the river towards the Quayside is always a cute route.
A circular, 2.2 mile walk around Ouseburn and crossing Armstrong Bridge will create a nice loop for those wanting a walk out in Newcastle.
Rising Sun Country Park
There are 400 acres to explore at Rising Sun Country Park in Benton and it's open at all times every day of the year.
The park is known for its wildlife, being designated a Local Nature Reserve and has the large Swallow Pond right in the centre. There's also a cafe, but do check opening times before you get your hopes up for a hot drink given festive working hours.
Windy Nook Nature Park
Perhaps somewhat of a well-kept secret, Windy Nook Nature Park doesn't always get the same attention as other green spaces in the North East.
Found near the Whitehills Estate of Gateshead, it looks spectacular in winter - especially in the recent snow.
Once you get in and on a bit of higher ground, there are some marvellous views of Tyneside to take in.
Always a popular option for those in South Tyneside is a stroll along the coast in South Shields.
You could start at the Herd Groyne Lighthouse and then make your way along Littlehaven Beach and Sandhaven Beach. There's also South Marine Park to explore, with a small lake and higher vantage points.