Romantic walks in the UK

Romantic walks in the UK

Take a romantic stroll past historic icons, across wild moors and alongside some of England’s most enigmatic rivers this Valentine’s

Seeking a bit of romantic subtlety this 14 February? Instead of feeling squished like sardines while trying to enjoy a meal in an overbooked restaurant, or craning your neck as you unseductively slump down in the front row of the cinema, why not refresh the love by getting outdoors? Take a gentle meander past tranquil scenery with your partner; it offers a much more intimate atmosphere than battling hordes of rival couples.

Bath

Renowned for its beauty and iconic history, Bath has myriad walks - both planned and unplanned. The Cotswold Way National Trail offers more than 100 miles of quintessentially English countryside, serving up panoramic views of charming towns and quaint villages. Each route is different - graded from easy to difficult - meaning there's something for all fitness levels: ideal if you simply fancy a romantic amble or conversely, are keen to work up a sweat.

The Leckhampton Loop is a particularly romantic path, twisting around what's thought to be one of the most breathtaking stretches of the Cotswold Way. It has everything: from rich grassland to peaceful woodlands, from Iron-Age remains to Victorian quarries. It's 4 ½ windswept miles of rugged beauty.

The Malvern Hills

Dubbed a "mountain range in miniature", the eight-mile ridge that is the Malvern Hills straddles the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, boasting more than 3,000 acres of untamed landscape. Pair wild walks with a trip into Worcestershire itself, home to the UK's best-known rivers: the Severn and Avon (which is also famous for its natural spring water).

Dorset

Turn back time as you meander beside the Jurassic Coast - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A stroll along the cliffs overlooking the iconic Durdle Door will provide bundles of romance. Not only are the Dorset ocean views positively awe-inspiring, but also the intricately carved arches, formed by the waves, are practically postcard perfect - they need to be seen to be believed. And if the weather is fine, kick off your shoes and walk hand-in-hand along the sandy beach or through hidden coves.

North Wales

Snowdrops are sprouting and your love is blossoming. For those who love nature as much as they do their partner then Bodnant Gardens, in north Wales, is perfect for a Valentine's jaunt. Owned by the National Trust, the gardens boast expansive lawns, intimate corners and kissing gates along its abundant pathways. You might even spot early dwarf daffodils poking through the soil as you embark upon a bracing winter walk with the one you love.

North Yorkshire

Explore the heather-clad dales of North Yorkshire. The short Aysgarth Woods route is ideal for bird lovers, and lovers generally. You'll spot tree creepers, chiffchaffs and warblers as your pass through St Joseph's Woods, as well as far-off views of the 14th century Castle Bolton, a medieval ruin, and trickling waterfalls in profusion. Reward yourself with a romantic evening of cheese and wine - the trail is nestled inside the town of Wensleydale after all, meaning it would be rude not to sample a slice or three…

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