We asked a bunch of our supporters where they would take their beau for an arm-in-arm walk this Valentine’s Day...
And the winner is Scarborough seafront
“Walk from Scarborough Sea Life centre all along the front, round the cliff, pass Scarbrough Spa Theatre and end at The Clock Cafe for a cup of tea and the best home made scone I have tasted. I have done this walk many times with my husband and daughter. You get lots of beautiful views and meet nice people on the way. The staff at Clock Cafe are always very friendly and make you feel welcome; nothing is too much trouble for them however busy there are.”
Submitted by Caroline
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“My nominated most romantic walk is a walk around the Chester city wall. This is a lovely walk which takes in the cathedral and green areas around the city, and remains of roman buildings, a view of the canal and railway not to mention the lovely shopping areas in Chester itself.”
Submitted by Jill from Chester.
“I had a lovely walk with a lovely guy, Jim in early 2011. He was showing me the sights of Glasgow. During the walk, we stopped to admire the magnificence of the Clyde from one of the bridges. I have always had a keen eye for wildlife, and I spotted a kingfisher darting across the water.
“I pointed it out to Jim, who declared 'Thank you so much for spotting that and pointing it out to me, I cannot believe that I am 50 years of age and that is the first time I have ever seen a Kingfisher!'. Jim was over the moon. Unfortunately, this was the last time I saw my lovely friend. He died suddenly a few weeks later. I am so pleased he got to see the spectacular kingfisher before he departed.”
Submitted by Alison
"The Embankment in London, opposite Temple tube station, walking along the Thames, where proposed to my girl friend in 1962, who said yes, so we married in 1963.”
Submitted by John from London.
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“Start outside the Bodleian Library and Museum of Science, under the serious gaze of philosophers of old; head to Queen's Lane, under the Bridge of Sighs (pause for a sigh or a kiss, depending on whether your beloved is with you or not). Pass by or duck into the secluded Turf Tavern, a classic student trysting and drinking spot. Walk down the quiet lane, past the playful New College animal gargoyles (look out for the cheeky monkey), dodging bicycles. If St Edmunds (affectionately called Teddy Hall) is open, or you're with an alumni, you can nip into the college where there is a beautiful, secluded graveyard - or carry on for coffee and cake at one of the coffee houses (Grand Café, Queen's Lane, Rose). A short way down the road past the Examination Schools and head into the Botanical Gardens, for a steamy finish in the Lily House.”
Submitted by Jeremy from Oxford.
Photo By Ozeye (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons