Routes to Romance?
|Published: 10th February 2010 14:48|
Fed up with empty doormats while other people canoodle away Valentines Day? Why not get out and join a Ramblers Valentine's Day walk; meet new friends and ... who knows... start a romance..?
This Sunday (14th February 2010) the Ramblers will be holding over 200 walks up and down the country for every age and stage; including short walks, long walks, ‘Hike' walks for people in their 20's and 30's, and themed Valentine's Day walks.
Fun, free, and open to all, the walks are a great way to meet new people.
Ramblers CEO, Tom Franklin, comments: "There's no better way to meet new people than on a walk. All that chatting with new people in beautiful countryside is a perfect way to loosen the tongue and really get to know people."
The sociable properties of walking with people are legendary; first time walkers on the Ramblers ‘Get Walking' scheme report that they chat and communicate more with people when they're walking. The ‘walk and talk' factor is borne out by the Ramblers groups, where thousands of people meet like-minded friends every week, and many start romances.
Suzanne Rose (Isle of Wight), met her husband Dave on a Ramblers walk five years ago: "We met on a walk and just enjoyed each others company as you do on most strolls, chatting and taking in the views. We started e-mailing and, over the next year, walked and holidayed together. On February 14th 2007 Dave and I walked to the top of Tennyson Down in the dark, and Dave proposed to me. We got married in the New Forest in September."
To find a Valentines Day walk near you visit www.ramblers.org.uk/walksfinder