February is here, and love is in the air! There’s no better way to spend this month of love than with your furry companion by your side. Dog Furiendly have scoured the UK to bring you a list of the most romantic dog walks you’ll ever experience. From iconic gardens to heartwarming folklore, these walks are perfect for any dog-loving couple who wants to spend time together in the great outdoors. So, pack a picnic, grab your lead, and get ready for a romantic adventure with your furry friend.
Take a stroll through the iconic surroundings of Hill Top, a place that holds a special place in literary history. Beatrix Potter purchased Hill Top as her writing retreat and it was there where she met her future husband, William Heelis. The two were married in 1913 and lived together in Castle Cottage for 30 blissful years. Take your furry companion for a walk in the same place where two great love stories were born – one between a writer and her words and another between two people. Throughout her life, Beatrix Potter had several dogs, but her favourite breed was collies. One of her border collies named Kep was featured in the book “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck,” which was released in 1908. So of course, dogs are welcome at Hill Top gardens.
Take a walk down memory lane with a visit to Stourhead Gardens, a location featured in the 2005 film “Pride and Prejudice.” Watch Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s romantic encounter at the Temple of Apollo, surrounded by a garden with over 250 years of history. From guided tours to self-exploration, visitors can experience the romance that lies in the timeless beauty of Stourhead.
Dogs are welcome at Stourhead. In fact, not only are they welcome in the garden and throughout the wider estate, but they are also allowed inside the shop, restaurant and visitor reception.
Travel back in time to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. In the garden of Hall’s Croft lies a mulberry tree that is believed to have been grown from a specimen found in Shakespeare’s own garden.
Dogs are welcome in the gardens at Hall’s Croft, as well as Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s. “To lead or not to lead, that is the question?” Well the only answer here is to keep your dog on a lead and accompanied at all times. Who knows, with all that inspiration floating around, maybe one of these furry visitors will pen the next great canine-themed Shakespaw play!
Lover’s Leap, a romantic name given to many rocky outcrops, holds a touching love story. It is said that during the Napoleonic wars, a young woman heard of her lover’s death and in a moment of heartbreak, she climbed to the top of Lover’s Leap, intending to jump. Her billowing skirts acted as a parachute, saving her life and she was reunited with her lover. Bring your dog for a walk filled with heartwarming tales and stunning views.
Take a trip to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Visit the gravesite of Gelert, the legendary hound who has become an enduring symbol of faithfulness and bravery in Welsh folklore. According to the story, Gelert was the faithful companion of Prince Llywelyn and became famous for his bravery and devotion.
Start your journey at the romantic kissing gate by the river and follow the path to Gelert’s gravesite. Along the way, take in the stunning views of the Aberglaslyn Gorge and immerse yourself in the ancient woodland. This peaceful and scenic walk is a great opportunity to bond with your furry friend and experience the beauty of Snowdonia. Don’t forget to pay your respects to the faithful hound who has captured the hearts of generations.
Discover the beauty of Holkham Beach on the north Norfolk coast, one of the best beaches in Britain. Three miles of sandy shores, dotted with dunes and surrounded by stunning views, make Holkham the perfect place for a romantic picnic. Take your dog for a walk and follow in the footsteps of the Queen and her corgis or find a quiet spot in the dunes for a secluded moment with your loved one. The beach has been featured in films such as El Cid and Shakespeare in Love, adding to its already romantic ambiance.
If you’re looking for a romantic walk with a touch of history, look no further than Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. This extinct volcano is the highest point in Edinburgh, offering stunning views of the city. While taking in the breathtaking panoramas, you can also pay homage to Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Scottish terrier who stayed by his master’s grave for 14 years. The Greyfriars Bobby statue and grave can be found at the nearby Greyfriars Kirkyard, making for a touching and romantic stop on your walk. With its combination of natural beauty and historical significance, Arthur’s Seat is the perfect location for a romantic dog walk in Scotland.
Fall in Love with these Romantic Dog Walk
So, there you have it! Six of the most romantic dog walks in the UK that are perfect for you and your furry friend to explore this February, the month of love. Whether you’re looking to explore history, nature or simply find a quiet spot to enjoy each other’s company, there’s something for everyone on this list. So why not grab your lead, pack a picnic and hit the road with your canine companion to experience some of the most romantic spots the UK has to offer.