Three romantic Valentines walks

What better way to spend that special day than exploring the outdoors with your partner. Rather than a meal under candlelight we recommend a walk in the woods to bond with your other half. Whether it’s scrambling up mountains, climbing down beachy cliffs or wading through rivers getting out in the fresh air is good for the soul and good for the heart. What more could you ask for on the most romantic weekend of the year?


  • Gribben Head, Cornwall. Gribben Head is not only famous for housing the largest landowner in Cornwall, it is the long term residence of Daphne Du Maurier, romantic novelist and author of the famous novel, Rebecca. In fact she based ‘Manderley’ on the Menabilly Estate at Gribbin Head. The headland is owned and preserved by the National Trust but open to the public so you can both walk in Daphne du Mauriers footsteps and find inspiration in the beautiful wildlife and scenery that the South West Coast Path provides. If you are looking for a local area map of Gribben Head you can find one in stock at one of our many Cornish retailers. To name a couple: The Bookshop in Liskeard or Bookends in Fowey depending on which direction you’re coming from.


  • Boot, Lake District. Despite being difficult to get to, the tiny village of Boot is well worth the trouble. The Lakes are well renowned for their unspoilt beauty and en route to your destination the both of you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the scenic landscape. Hidden away in the Eskdale Valley it’s a stunning spot for those looking to get away from the masses for the day and enjoy a stroll hand in hand. We don’t currently produce local area maps of the Eskdale Valley but if you’re a retailer and interested in stocking the map we will create it for you. See our website for more details.


  • Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Laced through with Shakespearean history Stratford-upon-Avon presents a solid romantic backdrop for any couple in love (and not just with literature). There are plenty of options trails-wise but we recommend the River Avon Trail, a long distance footpath that runs through Stratford-upon-Avon itself. On the North side are the world famous RSC theatres and the church in which Shakespeare is buried and on the South side the recreation ground. For a local area map of the beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon please visit the Tourist Information Centre where you will also find some great Valentines themed activities!
For singletons Valentines Day is often a time when you can feel most lonely. So why not walk with friends or join a walking group? Walking is both a pleasurable and intimate activity and offers up much conversational titbits, especially when walking among the stunning scenery Britain provides. The Ramblers run walking groups all over the country and make it very easy to find a group in your community if you’re interested.

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