Having grown up in the Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire boarder I thought I would explore some great options for popping the BIG question.
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. Two of my favourites are Hitch Woods or Preston Woods. They are brilliant places to enjoy the beauty of nature and great for finding that special spot.
I think there is only really one choice for a summer engagement - punting down the Camb. 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.
If you are looking for something slightly different. I would recommend taking a look at the Hitchin Lavender Farm. It's in full bloom from early summer and with the aroma along with stunning views, she can't not say 'YES!'.
Ely is a great place to consider for a 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 bits. Just a warning, it does get busy so it's worth avoiding the lunchtime rush!
I think it's got to be heading back to Cambridge for this one! A wonder through the city enjoying the Christmas buzz, before finding a great restaurant or a quite spot within a college garden.
Alternatively if you're prepared to head a little further a-field head to the North Norfolk coast (Blakeney, Holt area) you can enjoy the wonderful rugged natured 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!