Having grown up in the Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire border area, I thought I’d explore some great options for popping the BIG question here…
Spring Proposals in Hitchin
One way to propose would be on a fresh spring walk when the daffodils and bluebells are coming into blossom.
There are plenty of beautiful walks around the Hitchin area where you can walk through gorgeous woods. One of my favourites is Hitch Wood near Preston. It’s a brilliant place to enjoy the beauty of nature and great for finding that special spot.
Summer Proposals in Cambridge
I can’t think of a better choice for a summer engagement than punting down the River Cam. It’s a great way to have a laugh, enjoy a picnic (with some champagne) and find a wonderful, secluded spot to pop the question, before returning up the river to see the sights of Cambridge.
Or, if you are looking for something slightly different, I’d also recommend Hitchin Lavender Farm. It’s in full bloom from early summer and with the flowery aroma along with stunning views, she can’t not say ‘YES!’.
Autumn Proposals in Ely
Ely is a great place to consider for an Autumn engagement. It’s a beautiful little city with history in abundance. It also has a couple of treasures to warm the blood after a cold Autumn’s day.
One of my favourite places is Peacocks Tea Rooms down by the River Ouse. It’s a wonderful quintessentially British tea rooms serving 30+ types of tea and lots of other homemade treats. Just a warning, it does get busy so it’s worth avoiding the lunchtime rush!
Winter Proposals in Cambridge
I think it’s got to be heading back to Cambridge for this one! A wander through the city enjoying the Christmas buzz, before finding a great restaurant or a quiet spot within a college garden.
Alternatively, if you’re prepared to venture a little further a-field, head to the North Norfolk coast (Blakeney, Holt area) and you can enjoy the wonderful rugged nature of the winter coast. Personally, it’s my favourite time of year to be up there. Loads of great walks and pubs – what’s not to love!