If you’re looking for something different this Valentine’s Day, a romantic road trip might be right up your street.
Valentine’s Day is traditionally the most romantic day of the year, the chance to spend quality time with your loved one and to show each other how much you love them. For some, the best and most popular way to do this is to book a table at their favourite restaurant, others like to catch the latest movie at the cinema with a huge, sharing pot of popcorn.
But we know that there are some of you out there who are seeking something different, something more unique, an alternative way to spend Valentine’s Day. Perhaps a romantic road trip is for you.
Perhaps you’re also looking for a completely unique, one of a kind gift for Valentines Day- a campervan hire gift voucher! Trust us when we say, your other half will not be expecting that, and it definately beats a bunch of flowers!
There are some truly gorgeous routes to explore in the UK, and to us it doesn’t matter how you do it, we’re just keen to tell you which ones are our particular favourite. Whether you hire a campervan or whether you take to the roads in your car, we guarantee that these romantic road trips are worth trying.
We’ve put together our top three romantic road trips for you and your loved one to enjoy.
The Cat and Fiddle Road, Peak District
It’s already well known that the Peak District National Park is a place of natural, outstanding beauty, but what if we told you that there’s a road that twists and turns it’s way through some of the true highlights of the area. The Cat and Fiddle Road does just that, sweeping through the wild Pennines, into the Peak District National Park itself as well as capturing the beautiful Cheshire Plain.
We think this is a perfectly romantic route to explore not just because of the beauty you’ll get to see as driver and passenger, but because at the summit, you can treat yourselves to food and drinks at the 17th-Century Cat and Fiddle Inn Public House, which is actually the second highest pub in England- think of the views!
York to Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire
If your partner fancies a road trip that inspired writers including Emily Bronte and Harry Potter’s JK Rowling, then this route is for you.
Starting in yummy York, the drive takes you through the North York Moors where you can stop at the crumbling farmhouse, known to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights. The road then continues through Goathland village, where Harry Potter fans will instantly recognise the railway station as Hogsmeade in the films. After taking a picture for Calico Campers Instagram, you’ll jump back in the car and drive through the beautiful Valley Esk and then along the coastal cliff tops of the North Yorkshire coast.
This last part takes you straight into the quaint and idyllically-romantic fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Did somebody say fish and chips for tea?
Black Mountain Pass, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Calico Campers is a campervan hire firm based in Chester, and being so close to wonderful Wales, there’s not many roads we haven’t explored ourselves. This is by far one of our favourites.
If you’re a couple looking for a road trip that is perfect for a romantic picnic on route, then we’d say this is your best bet.
Take a drive down the A4069, the Black Mountain Road. It’s a delightful 32km winding and weaving mountain pass that slowly but surely takes you 493 metres high, where you’re rewarded with views of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The reason why it’s romantic? It’s an uninterrupted road of staggering beauty, the landscape is like you’ve never seen before and the best bit is that along the way, there are plenty of lay-bys and places to stop for a romantic picnic. This really is nature at its best, take it all in and enjoy being surrounded and immersed by it, with each other.
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Romantic road trips aren't just for Valentines Day
Whatever you decide to do on Valentine’s Day, however you decide to declare your love for one another at this time of year, we’re always going to be biassed and back a romantic road trip.
And remember, Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year, but these roads will be there for you to enjoy at any time. So if you can’t get the time to explore them together on the 14th February, don’t worry about it, but make sure you add them to your bucket list because trust us, you won’t regret it. Just ask some of the Calico Community!