Rangers top five most romantic spots in the South Lakes

In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, we challenged our rangers to get romantic...they came up with this list to give you some inspiration of special places to go with your loved one or even pop the big question! We hope this list inspires you during the romantic Valentines period and the rest of the year. We ask that you please take only photos and happy memories away with you and don’t leave anything behind.

    A view across Lake Windermere towards fells in the Lake District, Cumbria

Calf Parrock Wood

Nestled on the west shore of Windermere, this quiet, low level woodland is within easy reach of Wray Castle and Low Wray Campsite but the views over the lake are second-to-none and you’ll have them all to yourself.

Moss Eccles Tarn in the summer

Moss Eccles Tarn

If it was good enough for ‘Mrs Heelis’ Beatrix Potter and William, it’s good enough for us. A pretty little Tarn above Near Sawrey, where the couple used to spend hours together, is still a lovely spot for a romantic walk today, especially as part of a visit to Hill Top.

Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

Blea Tarn

A post glacial lake in the heart of the Langdale valleys with a spectacular mountain backdrop to the Stickle Pikes beyond; impossible not to take their breath away one way or another.

early morning view of Tarn Hows looking north west

Black Fell

Black Crag with its 360degree views of Windermere and Coniston Water will set the perfect scene. If you're not feeling quite so adventurous, then perhaps the landscape of Tarn Hows was designed for just this purpose…choose one of the knolls as your rock on which to kneel.

View from the top of Latterbarrow hill near Hawkshead Cumbria


A climb up this hill from Wray Castle or Hawkshead cannot disappoint. Alfred Wainright said it's "a circular walk needing little effort yet yielding much delight".