Britain is set for a crisp and sunny few days with mild 60F highs into next week

Frost and sunny spells are on the horizon as the nation enters a second national lockdown, giving people across the UK a chance to enjoy crisp autumnal walks as a break from staying at home.

It came as temperatures are plummeted to lows of 33F (1C) and frost and foggy conditions rolled in overnight.   

But the crisp weather heading into the weekend will make it ideal for wintry walks permitted as exercise under the government's new lockdown guidelines. 

Although the rules warn people 'should minimise time spent outside your home', individuals can exercise or visit outdoor spaces with one other person from another household.

An early morning cyclist was pictured wheeling through Richmond Park in south west London as the sun broke over the trees

An early morning cyclist was pictured wheeling through Richmond Park in south west London as the sun broke over the trees

The Malvern Hills in Worcestershire were also covered in fog as the sun rose this morning, with the caps of trees poking out from the thick mist

The Malvern Hills in Worcestershire were also covered in fog as the sun rose this morning, with the caps of trees poking out from the thick mist

A deer in Richmond Park was also seen tucked into a patch of frosty bracken as, like most of the UK, he woke up to a cold and frosty morning

A deer in Richmond Park was also seen tucked into a patch of frosty bracken as, like most of the UK, he woke up to a cold and frosty morning

Walkers were up with the lark near Reading as they headed out for a walk in Clayfield Copse, wrapping up warm against the cold weather

Walkers were up with the lark near Reading as they headed out for a walk in Clayfield Copse, wrapping up warm against the cold weather

For the second lockdown no time limits on exercise have been announced, so walkers can make the most of the crisp autumnal weather before it turns wet and rainy into the weekend. 

Much of the UK woke up to a blanket of icy frost this morning, with spectacular sunrise scenes snapped by early morning walkers. 

The deer in London's Richmond park also appeared to enjoy the early morning autumnal sunshine as one with impressive antlers was photographed emerging from a patch of frost-covered bracken. 

While an early morning cyclist was pictured wheeling across the misty park as the sun broke over the trees. 

Walkers were also up with the lark in Clayfield Copse, Reading, where they spotted wrapping up walm as they walked past frost covered fields and through woods filled with golden coloured autumnal leaves.  

The fog cleared over the top of the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, but heavy fog took a while to clear from the lower ground

The fog cleared over the top of the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, but heavy fog took a while to clear from the lower ground

The sunnny spell is set to continue for the next few days as the nation enters the second coronavirus lockdown tomorrow

The sunnny spell is set to continue for the next few days as the nation enters the second coronavirus lockdown tomorrow

Frosty fields were also seen in Clayfield Copse near Reading, where nearby woods were filled with autumnal colours

Frosty fields were also seen in Clayfield Copse near Reading, where nearby woods were filled with autumnal colours

The crisp autumnal weather is set to continue over the next three days with sunshine in the south

The crisp autumnal weather is set to continue over the next three days with sunshine in the south

A deer was photographed running through the morning mist in Richmond Park in London this morning as the cold snap bites

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