Valentines Day is just around the corner and with shops and online stores bursting with gift ideas, FieldandTrek.com take a look at a more subtle way to share the love this month – a romantic walk.
Many people spend a fortune on presents, cards and going out for meals on Valentines Day, but going for an idyllic walk promises just as much romance as any of the above. Rather than being crammed into a busy restaurant, a peaceful walk somewhere in the dales, for example, offers a more intimate and cherished atmosphere.
Bath is well known for its beauty and iconic history, including the Roman Baths, and offers stunning walks, both planned and unplanned. The Cotswold Way National Trail offers over 100 miles of stunning scenery with journeys through small villages and famous historic sites to choose from.
The Malvern Hills divide the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and at their high points offer picturesque views for miles.Worcestershire is also home to the UK’s best-known rivers; the Severn and Avon, a gentle stroll along the Severn Valley will see the Holt Castle and Church as well as the beautiful countryside.
A trip to Dorset to walk along Durdle Door or White Nothe will provide an abundance of romance thanks to the coastal views and arches carved by the sea. If the weather is okay then a walk along the beach or through the coves would be a real treat.
For people who love nature as much as they do their partner then the Bodnant Gardens in north Wales is perfect. Owned by the National Trust, the gardens boasts stiles, kissing gates and wooden gates along the path which are perfect for stopping and admiring the views.
North Yorkshire is home to some breath-taking sights, and the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal offer just that. The Abbey and Water Garden estates boast a tranquil and romantic setting thanks to the ponds, statues and temples as well as the river from the Abbey.