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Would my Mr Darcy impression make for a decent proposal?

In the latest in his series on memorable walks and pathways, Will Gore recalls a moment when best-laid plans were almost stymied

Saturday 02 February 2019 18:16
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Chatsworth House is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire
Chatsworth House is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire

I had it all so well planned.

The ring, I was sure, was just right – a mutual friend having made some subtle enquiries as to my (hopefully) bride-to-be’s preferred style.

I’d found a charming cottage in the grounds of a beautifully situated farm not far from Dovedale in the Peak District, and booked it for a long weekend.

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