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Walkers Welcome

Places specifically set up for walkers tend to be located near to some of the best marked trails in the country.

Some have great yomps starting on their property, some can direct you to the local bus route, but all are run by owners with a passion for sharing their top tips. Contact the owners in advance for advice on the best routes and their recommendations for pubs and places to stop off on the way.

So grab your OS Map, your waterproofs and your stout walking boots and hit the ground running. Or walking at a more leisurely pace. You are on holiday, after all.

Yr Hen Stablau east exterior in the south of Snowdonia National Park

Yr Hen Stablau Self-Catering, Dyfi Valley, Wales, UK

Unfussy, renovated stables overlooking the peaceful Dyfi Valley woodland near Machynlleth. It has impressive eco credentials including solar energy, underfloor heating and woodburning stove. Dogs are welcome and it is wheelchair accessible.
from: £360 per week low season to £640 high season

More Walkers Welcome

Luxury accommodation in England

Dolphinholme House Farm, Feather Down Farm, Lancashire

Surrounded on all sides by woodland and fields, this fantastic campsite offers up a wonderful natural playground, from building dens in the woods to playing and swimming in the River Wyre, not to mention a wealth of fascinating walking trails.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

from £339

Wolf House Cottages, Arnside and Silverdale, England

Rent one of two gorgeous stone cottages set within a 17th century farmstead looking out over the flourishing Morecambe Bay. These family friendly, self-catered houses offer the cosy luxury of a country retreat with a bit of added privacy.
2 Cottages: 1st sleeps up to 8, 2nd sleeps up to 6

Cottage hire from £425 per week

Hotel Rural Almirez, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This small family-run hotel prides itself on being 'your' hotel, and you'll certainly feel at home here. Tuck into traditional Alpujarran dishes lovingly prepared by 'grandma Teresa', and sip wines from the vineyard as you take in the stunning view.
18 rooms - 17 doubles and 1 for four people

Doubles from €46; quadruple room from €87,28

Luxury accommodation in England

Warren Farm, Feather Down Farm, Somerset, England

Sitting atop the Mendips in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Warren Farm offers up some truly stunning views of Cheddar Gorge. As well as numerous walking, biking and fishing opportunities, there's a great trail leading down into Cheddar.
Tents and log cabins sleep up to 6

Prices from £295

Sparrowhawk Backpackers Hostel, Dartmoor, England

One of the country’s friendliest, cosiest hostels is set in a beautifully converted stone stable, its hay loft providing space for the dorm beds. Run with the environment firmly in mind the hostel has a well-equipped kitchen and sheltered courtyard.
14 bed dorm + 1 double room

Dorm room: adult £17, child under 14 £8. Double room £38.

Best Western Plus Swan Hotel

BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel, Wells, Somerset

Located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, the Best Western Plus Swan Hotel, with over 600 years of history, offers modern rooms, a stunning wedding venue and self catering apartments in a traditional setting, perfect for visiting the Mendips.
33 doubles, 15 twins and 1 suite

From £64

Acacia Farm

Acacia Farm Camping and Touring, Mendip Hills

The Robinson family runs this five-acre campsite and caravan park with cabins, which overlooks the gorgeous Mendip countryside, surrounded on all sides by rolling countryside; bring the dog. Guests arriving on 2 wheels or feet get a discount.

Pitches from £13.50

No. 43, Arnside and Silverdale, England

Winner of Visit England's Best Breakfast and 2011 Best B&B in England Awards, No. 43 provides a luxurious five star service 'without the stuffiness'. With glorious surrounding views of the lake district, it's a guaranteed treat both inside and out.
6: 2 suites/3 person rooms, 3 doubles, 1 double/twin

From £125

Schlod Mhor Lodge is well-equipped for outdoor activities such as cycling

Slochd Mhor Lodge, Cairngorms, Scotland

This hostel is brilliantly set-up for outdoor activities, offering everything from Nordic ski hire to a cycle workshop. It feels wonderfully Scottish with the air of an Alpine gîte, with a hearty woodburning stove and red squirrels scampering about.
25 beds - dormitories, private rooms & family suites

Dorm rate from £19 for 2+ nights, Twin rate from £21 per person, family room from £19 per person.

Tucking Mill

Tucking Mill, Midford, Cotswolds

Tucking Mill 5 unique, award winning, luxury self catering holiday cottages, perfect for romantic retreats, family holidays and weekend breaks with friends located in the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Midford Valley
Cottages each sleep 2-4

Cottages from £187 per night.

Birch Eco Cottage is situated on our organic smallholding next to birch woodland

Birch Eco Cottage, Co.Down, Northern Ireland

Birch Cottage, created using natural, locally sourced materials and kept warm and comfy by the power of the sun. Here you are surrounded by birdsong, clean air, and wonderful views. Walk in the woods, relax and enjoy fresh produce from the gardens.
1 double/twin

From £55 - 85 per night inclusive

Fraoch Lodge

Fraoch Lodge, Cairngorms, Scotland

Come and share a home away from home at Fraoch Lodge in the Cairngorms. Andy, a qualified mountain leader, is happy to advise on routes; Wee Gregor, at 5, is also happy to share his experiences & help out; and Rebecca is a great cook & gardener.
7: 5 twins/doubles; 1 triple; 1 single

£21 per person over 12; £10.50 per child (age 5 - 11); under 5s free - based on min 2 night stay and including a light breakfast.

Low Mill Guesthouse in the Yorkshire Dales

Low Mill Guesthouse in the Yorkshire Dales, UK

Low Mill, Grade II listed watermill with working waterwheel and beautiful riverside garden, provides 3 luxury en suite guest bedrooms. Situated in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Bed, breakfast and evening meal offered.
3 double rooms, all en suite

from £110 B&B

La Kabila, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This hotel has a distinctly Moorish feel to it, from the elegant wooden lattices to the Arabic tea house serving delicious pastries. With such incredible natural surroundings you'll be eager to get out there - be it on foot, on horseback or by bike.
12 rooms - 11 doubles, 1 suite with jacuzzi

Doubles/suites from €50/€110

Exterior view of The Ship Hotel

The Ship Hotel, Aberdaron, Wales

Looking out across to the Gwylan islands and Aberdaron Bay, this modern and comfortable hotel offers the perfect resting place after a stroll along the coastal paths, serving freshly caught, award-winning lobster and crab for dinner.
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From £99 per night based on 2 people sharing

YHA Truleigh Hill, Sussex, England

A quiet spot close to some fabulous walking and cycling routes and spectacular views. The hostel is set in the South Downs National Park, just inland from the coastal towns of Shoreham, Brighton, Hove and Worthing. Lovely grounds to relax in.
56 beds (dorms and private rooms)

Dorms from £11.50; private rooms from £29

Weathericks and Bradstone, Peak District, UK

Two luxury self-catering cottages with expansive views across farmland to Carsington Water. Guests have access to the surrounding fields to join the numerous public footpaths and trails nearby. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers.
Weathericks: sleeps 4 + cot. Bradstones: sleeps 6 + cot.

Weathericks from £300 for 3 nights; Bradstones from £450 for 3 nights.

Tudor Caravan Park

Tudor Caravan Park, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Tudor Caravan Park, open all year, is a quiet country caravan site right alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness canal, and close to the world famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Slimbridge. Voted Cotswolds Caravan Park Of The Year 2014 - Gold
Pitches available for tents and also caravans

From £8 a night

YHA Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England

Originally built as a Co-op in 1887, YHA Youlgreave is a small but perfectly formed little hostel in the stunning White Peak region. Walking, cycling, watersports, and Chatsworth House within striking distance. Limestone gorges beg exploration.
42 beds/9 rooms (dorms and private rooms)

Dorms from £18.50

Baddegai Holiday Cottage from the front garden

Baddegai Holiday Cottage, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Recently refurbished, 4 large en-suite bedrooms that can be either doubles or twins. Surrounded by fields with views to Pen-y-fan. Direct access on to the Brecon Beacons. Wood burning stoves, oak pannelling, beams. Dogs & children welcome.
4 en suite bedrooms - can be twins or doubles - 3 superkings

From £675

Hartford Bridge Holiday Park, Dartmoor, England

Sited alongside the River Tavy in the west of Dartmoor, Harford Bridge is a delightfully landscaped site managed to encourage local wildlife, with nestboxes, hedges, wildflowers and bird food provided. Provides camping, caravans, cottages and lodges.
Many camping pitches, caravan sites, huts and lodges

Camping from £13.60 (tent or van plus two adults); shepherd’s hut from £48; holiday caravan from £305 per week; holiday lodge from £370 per week; six-bed cottage from £360 per week

Badger Cottage - red brick converted barn with gothic style window

Badger Cottage, (Nr Framlingham), Suffolk, England

A small, low impact cottage with two galleried bedrooms, a wood burner, wonderful Victorian roll-top bath and courtyard with BBQ. Adjacent to Alde Garden- a tiny eco-friendly campsite with an array of quirky facilities which cottage guests may share.
1 double galleried bedroom plus 1 twin - also galleried

Prices vary throughout the year - please check website. Available for long weekends, midweek breaks & 7 night stays

Cabane de Jeanne

Cabane de Jeanne, Normandy, France

This wooden fisherman’s cabin overlooking a serene lake is charmingly simple, a single white-panelled bedroom with embroidered white linen, and stairs up to a light-filled lounge. But it’s all about the lake: the views, the boat bobbing on the jetty.
Cabin for 2

€180, two-night minimum stay

Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor, England

Settling into 60 acres of verdant riverside lawns alongside the West Dart, this luxurious hotel lies in the heart of the moors. With 32 elegant en-suite bedrooms, the hotel is a warm, welcoming base for exploring the moor.
32: Range of sizes and prices

Country double £140; Country twin £140; Historic double £170; Premier double £230. Dinner, bed and Breakfast: add £70 to price of room.

Casa Rurale El Paraje, Las Alpujarras, Spain

A lovely farmhouse with incredible panoramic mountain views from the pool and terrace. The knowledgeable hosts offer walking tours, bike hire and delicious home-cooked food and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere has guests returning year after year.
5 rooms & 2 rental houses each sleeping 4

Doubles/twins from €55 B&B; two-bedroom rental houses sleeping four from €470/week

Gages Mill Country Guest House, Dartmoor, England

Gages Mill is a stylish and relaxed guesthouse near Ashburton and Buckfast Abbey. Six elegant en-suite bedrooms channel country style with pine furniture, contemporary floral patterns and the most comfortable beds. Serves delicious local breakfasts.
7: 6 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Double room from £8; Twin room from £85; Family room from £99 per night

Woodland Springs Touring Park, Dartmoor, England

A peaceful site in the northern quarter of the moor, Woodland Springs provides pitches for caravans and tents in a child-free environment. Surrounded by farm and woodland, the park is carefully managed to encourage wildlife.

Camping from £17 (tent plus two adults and dogs), touring caravans and motorhome from £20 (unit plus 2 adults and dogs).

The Dunoon Hotel, Snowdonia, Wales

This charming hotel is situated in a prime location, being in easy reach of mountains, forests, rivers, beaches and National Trust properties. The Dunoon Hotel prides itself old-fashioned hotel values, and boasts an award winning restaurant.
50: 35 doubles/twins, 11 singles, 3 triples, 1 family room

Bed, breakfast and dinner: £74-95 per person per night; £441-567 per person per week. Discount if opting out of dinner.

St Anne's B&B bedroom

St Anne's B&B, Painswick, Gloucestershire

St Anne's B&B has 3 rooms for B&B on their small holding and orchard especially good for those walking The Cotswold Way which passes the front door. Involved in local cider making and apple juicing, all guests can taste their wares.
3 rooms available

3 rooms available from £55 per night.

Sierra y Mar, Las Alpujarras, Spain

A haven for walkers and creative types, the tiny hamlet of Ferreirola is next to many hiking trails and has a painter, a guitar maker and a flamenco workshop. The rustic guesthouse is run by a Danish-Italian couple with a real love for the area.
9 en-suite rooms

Singles/doubles/triples €42/€65/€84 B&B

Exterior of pretty Peace & Plenty  in foreground & Ring & Thimble in background

Ring & Thimble and Peace & Plenty, Cornwall, England

Two lovely cottages on 25 acres of land, in the countryside yet only 2 miles from the centre of Penzance. Beautifully furnished and well equipped, these are not just standard self catering accommodation but homes you would aspire to live in.
Ring and Thimble-1 double. Peace and Plenty- 1 double,1 twin

from £495

Astra Inn, Megalo Papigo, Greece

A charming family stay overlooking the Astraka Towers in the beautiful region of Zagori. The cottages combine traditional and modern styles in harmony with the environment to create an oasis of calm, and the homemade breakfast is delicious.
2 doubles, 4 family maisonettes

Doubles from €60 B&B

The Studio

The Studio, Old Country Farm, Herefordshire, England

A 'green-oak' house (with impressive eco features) among Herefordshire cider orchards, with a double bedroom and a sofa-bed. Nearby are plenty of lovely walks in the rolling farmland of the Malvern Hills. Stunning.
sleeps 2-4

Prices range from £150 for two nights for two, and £300 for a week

Vintage Airstream caravan

Vintage Vacations, Isle of Wight, England

13 original American vintage and five British caravans in a secluded green field near Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Trailers are kitted out with fully equipped kitchens, hot showers, vintage boardgames, crotchet blankets and amusing retro knick-knacks.
18 trailers sleeping 2 - 6 people

Weekends from £160, midweek breaks from £145, weeks from £360 Large groups and events on request

Double room at The Leeway

The Leeway, Whitby, England

A trendy B&B in the heart of seaside town, Witby, with modern, funky furnishings and decor, serving delicious locally sourced breakfast, The Leeway is the ideal base to explore the old fishing village and nearby moors.
7: 6 doubles, 1 single

From £64 per night based on 2 people sharing

Milburn Grange Cottages, North Pennies, England

This collection of delightful holiday cottages lies directly below the Pennines, with some fantastic views of the Lake District fells. Sleeping between 2 and 6 people, each cottage is well-equipped and comfortable.
7 cottages sleeping between 2 and 7 people

Prices range from £230 to £640 depending on size of cottage and season

East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in beautiful rural Teesdale

East Briscoe Farm Cottages, County Durham, England

Experience the beautiful, unspoilt landscape of Teesdale from these award-winning, farm cottages. The surrounding countryside with its woodlands, meadows, market towns and pretty villages is great for walking and cycling.
8: 5 doubles, 3 twins in 3 2-bedroom & 2 1-bedroom cottages

prices from £206

The entrance to The Smugglers Hostel, decorated with bright flags

The Smugglers Hostel, Cairngorms, Scotland

Travel back in time and tread in the footsteps of whisky smugglers, from the 'highest hostel in the Scottish Highlands'. Explore the wild landscape on foot or by bike - if cycling back up the hill seems a bit daunting, you can hire an electric one.
20 beds

Dorm beds £15 (discounts for group bookings)

River Lodge.

Moinho do Pego Ferreiro, Marvao, Portugal

An organic, off-grid smallholding on the Rio Sever in the Parque Natural de Serra de Sao Mamede providing accommodation and some meals in the Goat House, River Lodge and Boar Hide. Offering privacy, peace and pigs.
2 venues, 1x1 double. 1x1 double and 2 singles.

River Lodge €370/week. Boar Hide €340/week.

A beatuful detached Lakeland cottage

Ben Fold, Hawkshead, Lake District, England

Ben Fold is a grade II listed, recently redeveloped, cosy country cottage set in its own enclosed garden near Tarn Hows with lovely views across the Esthwaite Valley. Self-catering and a perfect base for walkers or nature lovers.
2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom

price range £662 - £1299

Gilliflower Yurt, Cotna Eco Retreat

Cotna Eco Retreat, Cornwall, UK

Cotna is a beautiful organic smallholding near the coast in Cornwall. A magical glamping site with 3 yurts, strawbale barn & shepherd’s hut. Delicious organic food available and courses on foraging & cooking, sourdough bread & no-dig gardening.
3 yurts (2-4), Barn (2-4) Shepherds Hut (2)

£200 - £250 for 3 nights weekend / 4 nights midweek; £450 - £550 per week high season. Shepherd's hut £50 per night.

Brook Lodge Farm

Brook Lodge Farm, Mendip Hills, Bristol

Hidden in the historic hamlet of Cowslip Green, Brook Lodge is a peaceful, sheltered camping & caravan site with an environmental conscience. Perfectly placed for exploring Bath, Wells, Glastonbury & the Mendip and walking, birdwatching & cycling.

Pitches from £8

The Red Brick Barn exterior

The Red Brick Barn, North Pennines, England

This gorgeous self-catered barn is set within the beautiful North Pennines and is perfect for families and those with pets. Find pigs, sheep, chickens, hens and geese, as well as fantastic walks right on the doorstep!
2: 2 doubles
Los Arcos guesthouse, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Los Arcos, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This delightful B&B will soon feel like home thanks to welcoming hosts Jill and David. Wander around the lovely village of Valór or explore the great walking trails, and in the evening enjoy a drink on the roof terrace surrounded by panoramic views.
5 rooms - 3 doubles and 2 twins

Doubles €60 B&B

Slade Barn, Gower, Wales

A woodburning stove and lots of oak features keep it cosy, whilst modern marble and granite make it feel sleek and contemporary.
1 cottage for 6; 2 doubles, 1 twin

From £550 per week. Short breaks available.

Y Goeden Eirin, Snowdonia, Wales

With a beautiful mountain backdrop, be pampered in this homely B&B and delight in the breakfasts served by a Sunday Times Cook of the Year winner. Alternatively, you can get some added privacy and opt for the Beach Cottage, located a few miles away.
B&B has 3 rooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin. Beach cottage sleeps 5.

B&B: £90 per night (single occupancy £60). Cottage: £550 per week.

Front view of Cliefiog

Cleifiog, Anglesey, Wales

The words “Peace to those who enter and health to those who leave” welcome you into Cleifiog, inscribed on the doorway some 400 years ago – perhaps more. Cleifiog has one of the best spots in Beaumaris with a panoramic view over the Menai Strait.
3 doubles.

From £80

Highway Farm, Dorset, England

This cosy cottage and B&B are run by an enthusiastic and knowledgable couple and offer easy access to the South West Coast Path and several beaches, as well as lovely views. The perfect place for a peaceful retreat.
Four B&B rooms; cottage sleeps 4 plus one cot.

From £80 for two B&B; cottage from £225 for 3 nights.

Dalesbridge, Lancashire, England

Originally built in 1907, this spacious, dog-friendly campsite is set right on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and is perfectly situated for the Three Peaks, Ingleton waterfalls, caves and a huge variety of different walks.
Camping (100 tents), 8 bunkhouses, house for 17 (B&B or S/C)

Camping from £6; bunkhouses from £70 per night (entire bunkhouse); house £17.50 per week (or from £70 per night B&B)

Newlands Hall exterior

Newlands Hall, County Durham, England

This cosy and welcoming farmhouse B&B is set on a working farm in the North Pennines, surrounded by spectacular views. With several available stables, this is the perfect place for those looking to explore the area by hoof.
2: 1 double/twin, 1 triple

£75-80