A LIST of 10 of the dreamiest spots for taking a tranquil stroll this Valentine’s Day has been lovingly compiled by Scotland’s national walking charity.

To help inspire people to enjoy the country’s beautiful outdoors and benefit from physical activity, Paths for All went on a quest to find Scotland’s most romantic walks, encouraging the public to share the ones that melted their hearts.

So, whether it’s ancient castles, rugged coastlines or an enchanted woodland, let yourself fall in love with Scotland’s walking routes this Valentine’s Day.

Fyvie Castle & lake, Aberdeenshire

An 800-year-old pink castle surrounded by beautiful grounds and an ancient woodland, situated near a small, charming lake – a

walk around Fyvie Castle will no doubt make you feel like you’re stuck in a fairytale.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Famous for its enchanting, grandiose landscapes, the Isle of Skye will make you feel like you’ve travelled to the end of the world.

Sandwood Bay, Sutherland

The wild and spectacular Sandwood Bay boasts a gorgeous beach surrounded by golden sand dunes, crystal turquoise waters and striking rocky cliffs.

West Sands, St Andrews

Famous for the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire, the West Sands beach is a perfect location for a tranquil sunset walk. The serene grounds extend for almost two miles and are backed with unspoiled, gleaming sand dunes.

Beecraigs Country Park, West Lothian

Breathe in the fresh woodland scents as you follow the path in this enchanting location. Nestled in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow, this spacious park offers miles of forest routes and trails to explore.

Water of Leith, Edinburgh

The gorgeous path running along the meandering Water of Leith (pictured) takes you through countless picturesque parts of the capital and the city’s green parks. Dean Village feels like stepping into a charming alpine village.

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Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Sitting on the banks of the river Kelvin, Kelvingrove Park (above) is an outstanding location for taking in the breathtaking architecture of the University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Surrounded by nature this spot is a hidden safe haven.

The Hermitage, Dunkeld

Beautiful in all seasons, the Hermitage’s Douglas firs are among the tallest trees in Britain and will no doubt make a lasting impression on all visitors.

Loch an Eilein, Cairngorms

Loch an Eilein comes from the Scottish Gaelic, meaning “loch of the island” and is one of the most spectacular lochs in Scotland.

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Dumfries & Galloway

Situated at the end of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, the Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most southerly point. Sitting atop a majestic cliff, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse can be climbed for heart-stopping coastal views over Luce Bay to the Galloway Hills.