With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we have compiled a list of some of the most romantic walks you can find located all across the UK. Why not do something a bit different with your other half this year and explore the great outdoors? Just because Valentine’s falls on a Tuesday this year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at the weekend, so go on – get outside and enjoy some fresh air! We are surrounded by beautiful scenery, lush green countryside and a gorgeous coastline, who says Valentine’s Day has to cost a fortune?
Box Hill Stepping Stones, Surrey
This is a beautiful walk along the River Mole – the stepping stones are an iconic landmark in this part of Surrey. They also make a perfect spot to stop and watch the world go by; ideal for a Valentine’s Day stroll. This walk will bring you some glorious and romantic views of the Surrey Hills.
On this route, you will also see The Fort (one of Box Hill’s oldest buildings), Salomon’s memorial and Yew Woods, so there is plenty to see as you go.
Visit The National Trust to find route plans, planning information and what to look out for.
Henrhyd Falls, Brecon Beacons (South Wales)
If you have never taken a trip to the Brecon Beacons – you need to! We cannot recommend it enough. This unspoilt region along the Anglo-Welsh border has some of the country’s most glorious landscapes.
The scenery is breath-taking, not least at Henrhyd Falls, the highest waterfall in the Brecon Beacons National Park. You can also discover beautiful wildlife as you walk through the beautiful woodland.
The city of Bath
The city of Bath is arguably one of the most romantic cities in the UK; there is no shortage of romantic things couples can do. The Bath Abbey Tower tour is a great way to begin. Not only do you get to see behind the scenes of the magnificent Bath Abbey, you can also climb to the top which has the most rewarding and beautiful views over Bath and the nearby countryside.
Or, you can take a stroll along the Gravel Walk. Any keen Jane Austen fans will also know that Gravel Walk was the scene for proposal in Persuasion where Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth finally agree to marry.
South Downs Way (Winchester/Eastbourne)
You and your partner could experience some of the most beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The South Downs Way is a stunning location any time of year, but an especially lovely walk for Valentine’s Day. With over 100 miles of wildlife, history, villages and pubs there is plenty to keep you and your loved one occupied. This is one of our personal favourites at A-Z, it really has something for all ages and abilities.
Don’t forget your newly updated South Downs Way Adventure Atlas to help you navigate…
Richmond Park, London
You honestly wouldn’t believe Richmond Park is in London, this stunning area must be explored! It provides a very strong contrast with the rest of the capital. Being London’s largest Royal Park, there are plenty of private retreats for you and your partner to enjoy. This park is an area of conservation as well as a home to freely wandering Red and Fallow deer.
Malham Cove, North Yorkshire
Malham is a small village in the Pennines in the Southern part of Yorkshire. It truly is a stunning place surrounded by limestone, dry stone walls alongside a stream running through the middle of the village.
Malham Cove is 0.6 miles of limestone rock formation– the face of the cliff is about 260 feet high resulting in beautiful views down the dale towards Malham and beyond. Malham Cove is open all year round and has a good footpath that leads from the road to the foot of the Cove and steps which lead up to the Limestone pavement on top of the Cove.
Are you or your other half Harry Potter fans? If so, this is the place for you to explore. In the film ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter can be seen camping at Malham Cove. Scenes for this film were filmed all over Malham, including the Cove and the limestone pavement. A unique experience for you both to embrace on Valentine’s Day…
Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕