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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

Pedn Olva, Cornwall, England

Jutting out on a peninsula in colourful St Ives is this great hotel. Cabin rooms face seaward, the restaurant serves up a seasonal menu and there's plenty of car-free activities. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below.
29 rooms: a mixture of doubles, twins and suites

From £73 per night

The Mission

The Mission, Isle of Wight, England

A converted tin Mission Hall circa 1890, now a highly original four-bedroom holiday home in the Isle of Wight. Sleeps up to 8 in retro seaside splendour. One of a kind!
4 bedrroms. 2 double, 1 double/twin, 1 twin (bunks)

Weekends from £445, Weekly stays from £750 , Midweek breaks from £240 Some midweek deals available for couples (2 people sharing room) - just ask)

Lowertown Farm, Dartmoor, England

The quintessential Dartmoor farm, Lowertown is complete with a flickering woodburner, horses across the yard and hens scratching around the garden. Comfortable rooms and a beautiful secluded location make this the perfect rural getaway.
3: 1 Family Room, 1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room

1-2 nights for £26 per person per night; 3+ nights for £24 per person; single occupancy £33 per night; babies under 2 free.

Blaxhall YHA

YHA Blaxhall, Suffolk, England

At the heart of a Suffolk village on the edge of Blaxhall Heath surrounded by wildlife and beautiful countryside you will find dog friendly YHA Blaxhall. Perfect for bird watching, cycling and walking or indulge in the local delicious sea food.
40 beds: 1x3, 2x4, 2x6, 1x6 es plus dorm beds and campsite

Prices from: £13 - £29 (dorm beds - 6 bed room)

Gorgeous exterior of this Pembrokeshire Cottage with the patio area

Dolaumaen Isaf, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A lovely cottage, thoughtfully converted from a cow byre, with a view of the Preseli Mountains for 2 to 5 people (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs). Enjoy the private terrace, garden and beautiful decor with Welsh textiles and ceramics.
2 double bedrooms (one with adjoining single bedroom)

From £288.

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages, Mendip Hills

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages is a conversion of stone courtyard barns into four fantastic oak beamed cottages with hot tub and river frontage for private fishing on a beef farm that can accommodate from 1 to 30 guests, perfectly child friendly
Accommodates 1-30

From £369 per week

Path to Blenheim Lodge with pretty flowers

Blenheim Lodge, Lake District, England

Nestled against woodland in a quiet elevated spot, this 4* B&B boasts fab Lake Windermere views and offers a peaceful retreat for a restful getaway. Ideally located by The Dalesway Walk, away from traffic & crowds, and only a 5 min walk to the lake.
Total 11 rooms: 8 doubles; 2 twins/triples; 3 singles.

from £60 pn

Laverock Law Cottages, Self Catering Northumberland

Laverock Law Cottages, Northumberland, England

Laverock Law, a clutch of 3 cottages and a shepherd's hut - all self catering and tucked away in 2 acres of woods in a tranquil area of Northumberland. An ideal place to relax by starlit campfires, explore the fantastic coast, castles and wildlife.
3 cottages: double rooms and singles and Shepherd's hut

From £145

Exterior of The Woolpack Inn

The Woolpack Inn, Chilham, Kent Downs, England

A beautiful 600 year old coaching inn nestled at the bottom of the hill beneath Chilham castle. With its vast oak beams and inglenook fireplaces this guest inn offers all the charm of yesteryear.
5 doubles, 3 twins, 1 single, 2 fourposter rooms, 3 family

Max 37 sleepers. £55 single, £65 doubles & twins, £75 four posters family sleeps 3 £75, family sleeps 5 £90 family sleeps 6 £95

Beechwood B&B, Dartmoor, England

Ideally placed for exploring the wild central tors, Beechwood boasts wonderful views, beautiful gardens and delicious food. This charming B&B retains the feel of a country cottage, updated with home comforts to welcome returning walkers and cyclists.
5: 2 Twins, 2 Doubles, 1 Family Room

Twin room from £68; Double room from £72; Family room from £72

Langstone Manor Holiday Park, Dartmoor, England

Nestling in the park’s western fringes, Langstone Manor provides the full gamut of self-catering accommodation, from tent and van pitches through wooden glamping pods to fixed holiday homes, an apartment and a pair of cottages.
Mixture of rooms, tent pitches and clamping pods

Camping pitches from £14.50-£20; Static caravan from £255-£359 per week; Camping pods from £40-£60; Two-bed holiday homes from £215 per week; Apartment/cottages from £285/£369 per week.

Middle Ninfa, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Offering comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to six people in the beautiful surroundings of Monmouthshire, Middle Ninfa provides both rustic charm and modern conveniences. Also home to a small, unspoilt campsite.
Bunkhouse sleeps 6

Camping from £5 per person per night; Bunkhouse £15 per person per night or £60/70 for whole building

Quernmore Valley Cottages, Lancashire, England

Tucked away on the old Roman road from Lancaster to the Trough of Bowland is Quernmore Valley. You can choose from a traditional, three bedroom cottage with its own spacious garden area and babbling brook, or a modern, newly built cottage.
2 cottages: 1 for 5, 1 for 6

£350 per week; 2-3 nights from £270

Exterior view of The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, Boduan, Wales

A grand Georgian manor house located in the heart of the scenic Llŷn Peninsula offering award-winning breakfasts, spectacular countryside views and beautifully decorated, comfortable bedrooms.
3 doubles

From £75 per night based on 2 people sharing

Great Glen Holidays, Chalet

Great Glen Holidays, Highlands, Scotland

Situated on Torlundy Farm in the footthills of Ben Nevis these 8 timber chalets and 2 lodges have spectacular mountain views from a quiet wooded site. An ideal base for a family activity holiday with walks, mountain biking, fly fishing & riding.
8, 2 bedroom chalets; 2 lodges sleeping 6-8

£320 - £1500 per week (Chalets, Lodges)

Pretty East Penrest Cottage

East Penrest Farm, Cornwall, England

A sensitively converted barn on a fabulous organic farm in Cornwall. Fish for trout in the River Inny, ramble over the fields and enjoy the wonderful birds and wild flowers. A peaceful and idyllic place to stay.
Sleeps 8-10. 4 doubles.

£400 to £1500 per week. Discounts on offer for 2 people sharing.

The Miners Arms exterior

The Miners Arms, North Pennines, England

This beautiful 18th century country pub is ideal for those looking for a tranquil holiday with a bit of character. Curl up next a log burning fire, indulge in some delicious locally sourced food, and explore the gorgeous surrounding countryside.
Several rooms, including doubles, twins and family rooms.

Brudenell Hotel, Suffolk, England

Sat right on Aldeburgh’s shingle beachfront, the Brudenell Hotel offers 44 stylish bedrooms with panoramic views of the sea or the tranquil River Ade and surrounding countryside. Lovely terrace for morning coffee and delicious fish at the restaurant.
44 doubles, twins, suites and family rooms

Contact hotel for details

Brighstone holiday cottage, Isle of Wight

2 The Granary, Brighstone, Isle of Wight

A charming, grade II listed, 4 star, Isle of Wight holiday cottage, originally part of Brighstone Mill. The cottage is located beside a quiet lane on edge of popular village of Brighstone, 1/2 mile from sea. Upside down layout with enclosed garden.
1 kingsize, 1 twin, 1 travel cot

£375 - £795 per week

Lake District Hotel - The Langdale Hotel & Spa

The Langdale Hotel & Spa, Lake District, UK

The Langdale Hotel & Spa, set in 35 acres of woodland and waterways with the Lake District's stunning scenery on its doorstep, has a choice of 4-star luxury, fine cuisine and a choice of top of the range accommodation.
56

From £155 per room per night based on 2 people sharing

Exterior of Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras

Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras, Spain

The fabulous garden is a standout feature here - every room seems to open out to sunshine and vibrant flowers. The mountains beckon for walkers; the tranquil spot is also perfect for writing and wellbeing retreats, photography and cookery courses.
Doubles, twins and singles available

Doubles/twins €82 B&B, discounts for stays of over 6 nights and group bookings.

West Blackdown Cottage, Dartmoor, England

A bucolic 18th-century farm cottage set in its own three acres of grounds, West Blackdown is blissfully peaceful and offers tremendous views across the western moor. Spacious and comfortable, it is the perfect base from which to explore Dartmoor.
1 Double Room.

£50-£85 per night (£210-£480 per week).

Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park, Mendip Hills

Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park started as a tearooms in the 1940s, but these days, tables and chairs have made way for beautifully-manicured camping pitches with mature trees and shrubs, but you can still grab drinks and snacks.

From £14.30

Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Northumberland

Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Northumberland, England

This family-owned Best Western hotel overlooks the 7th-century abbey in Hexham, with its Anglo-Saxon crypt, medieval monk’s staircase and well-stocked fancy dress boxes. The decor is a touch dated, but the staff are attentive and welcoming.
34 rooms

Double rooms: B&B from £132.30, room only from £126.

Luxury accommodation in England

Boswarthen Farm, Cornwall, England

A wonderful secluded campsite in the Cornish countryside boasting sea views of St Michael's Mount and the Lizard. Visit nearby St Ives and the famous Eden Project, or get active with surfing, swimming, biking and walking opportunities.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Prices from £354

YHA Ilam Hall, Derbyshire, England

A characterful 17th-century Gothic mansion surrounded by 84 acres of National Trust-owned parkland. Endless walking and cycling, and fantastic limestone gorge scenery on your doorstep. Pretty Ilam is worth exploring, too.
118 beds/25 rooms (dorms and family rooms)

Dorms from £13; private rooms from £29

Squash Court B&B

Squash Court B&B, Lansdown, Cotswolds

Two rooms at this lovely deeply green B&B, which has wonderful views towards the Mendip Hills & Wales. Stunning walks on doorstep: Cotswold Way, unique ancient woodlands, and a yet only a few miles from Bath. Freshly baked biscuits/ cakes on arrival.
2 rooms B&B

Prices are from £95, including breakfast

L’Eco-Gîte des Mots Perdus

L’Eco-Gîte des Mots Perdus, Normandy, France

A little inland from the dramatic Côte d’Albâtre between Fécamp and Dieppe lies this neat former rectory, a light-filled brick house with space for 11 – ideal for multi-family holidays. There’s ample space inside and out in the wide grassy garden.
Gîte for 11

From €490 per week

YHA Hathersage, Derbyshire, England

Plumb in the middle of pretty Hathersage with walking, cycling and climbing opportunities aplenty, this YHA is a great base for an activity holiday. There's a games room and books to borrow for rainy days, too. Chatsworth House is close by.
42 beds (dorms and private rooms)

Dorms from £17.50

Brookside holiday cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Brookside Cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Delightful cottage in centre of picturesque Shorwell village, 2 miles from the sea. Well furnished with all modern comforts. Beautiful garden with babbling brook. Ferry inclusive deal available, including for foot ferry passengers.
Sleep 6 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed) + travel cot

£385 - £945 per week. Short breaks from £297.

Blackton Grange exterior

Blackton Grange, North Pennines, England

Surrounded by stunning scenery and complete with a roaring open log fireplace, this beautiful stone farmhouse is the perfect venue for large group holidays, parties, business training and conferences, and even wedding receptions.
10: sleeps up to 40.

£787.50 to hire

Double bedroom at Midlist Farm B&B

Midlist Farm Bed and Breakfast, Holywell, Wales

On your doorstep is the Halkyn Mountain, a 2,000 acre open access moorland with an Iron Age hill fort. Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders welcome (includes stabling for horses and secure storage for bikes).
1 double, 1 family room. Static caravan for 6 also available

Double from £60

Peewit Caravan Park, Suffolk, England

A peaceful campsite situated just 900 yards from Felixstowe’s Edwardian seafront. Set in 13 acres of landscaped parkland, the family owned site welcomes tourers and campers, and has all the mod cons you can expect including electric hook-ups.
Campsite and caravan park

Camping from £15 per night; caravan from £17.50

Kirkennan Lodge sits on its own in a large garden.

Kirkennan Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Choose from 3 characterful cottages set on a small, organic Scottish Estate in a scenic coastal area bulging with birds & other wildlife; enjoy the woodland, riverside, Victorian walled & landscaped gardens - or just dog walk for miles from the door.
from 2 to 4 (sleep 5, 5 and 7), depending on the cottage.

Weekly cost: Lodge £310-£900: Mews £260-£640; Woodsedge £280-£715

Westley Farm Cottages

Westley Farm Cottages, Chalford, The Cotswolds

Westley Farm Cottages cozy self-catering farm cottages with flagstone floors and warm log fires. Rural views and walks straight from the front door across 75 acres of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows. Children and dogs welcome.
5 cottages sleeping 2-6

From £420.

Woodhead Holiday Cottages

Woodhead Holiday Cottages, Northumberland, England

Take time to relax in an area so wonderfully remote that on clear nights you will be amazed by the starry skies. Two beautifully-restored luxury cottages nestled between coast and countryside offer a wealth of great walks straight from the door.
2 cottages: 1 for 4, 1 for 6

Smaller cottage from £490 for 7 nights; short breaks available.

Exterior shot of Bedruthan Hotel

Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa, Cornwall

Unwind and refresh at this stunning hotel and spa in the natural and peaceful setting of the Cornish Coast. You'll be welcomed by a friendly team, sample home-cooked local food and be pampered in the Ocean Spa.
101 Rooms: Mix of twin/double, singles, villas & apartments

From £94

vintage fabric sofa

The Bungalow, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

A traditional 1960's holiday chalet. Located on a small site by the seaside at Bonchurch, near to the town of Ventnor. Self-catering and perfect for a quiet family break, close to the beach and the wonders of the Isle of Wight. Kitschy-Kitschy Coo!
1 double room, 1 single/twin room, one 2 x bunk room

Weekends from £160, midweek breaks from £145 and weekly bookings from £375- £765

The exterior of Braemar Youth Hostel

Braemar Youth Hostel, Cairngorms, Scotland

This impressive former shooting lodge has traditional furnishings but it's equipped with all the modern facilities you could need. Ideal for outdoor activities, and at the end of the day you can curl up on comfy sofas beside the woodburning stove.
41 beds - mix of dorms and private rooms

Dorm beds from £16, twin rooms from £39

Outdoor eating area

YHA Dartmoor, Devon, England

A rural, comfortable, dog-friendly, child-friendly retreat, perfect for family rambles and adventure days out with little ones. You're surrounded by open moorland and dense forest, with a network of cycling and walking paths on the doorstep.
35 beds

Dorms from £18

Raithwaite Hall

Raithwaite Hall Hotel, North York Moors

Raithwaite Hall Hote is a lavish country retreat takes pride of place just outside charming, historic Whitby, with easy access to the stunning cliffs and coves of the surrounding coastline, this is a luxury haven complete with spa and fine dining
45 luxury bedrooms

From £173 per night

Las Terrazas de la Alpujarra, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Choose from bright en-suite rooms or self-catering apartments, all overlooking the dramatic Barranco de Poqueira valley. Great for hiking, mountain-biking or horseriding, or the try more relaxing Buddhist retreat or a painting class.
40 beds - mix of guest rooms and self-catering apartments

Doubles €36, breakfast €2.75; apartments for 2/4/6 people €45/€55/€72 plus VAT; larger rental houses available

The Usk & Railway Inn, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Plumb in the middle of Sennybridge village, the recently-refurbished Usk and Railway Inn offers locally-sourced meals, a wide range of drinks and ales, and gorgeous contemporary bedrooms upstairs.
6: 5 doubles and 1 twin

Double/Twin £75.00 per night; Single occupancy £65 per night; 3 people sharing £85 per night. Winter Special Offer: 3 nights for the price of 2.

Luxury accommodation in West Wales

Glanmor Isaf Farm, Feather Down Farm, Talybont, Wales

You'll find this fantastic collection of tents hidden in an orchard behind the old farmhouse, with fantastic views across to Snowdon and a fantastic selection of coastal paths, cycle tracks and nature reserves at your doorstep.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

from £291

Dufton Hostel lounge

YHA Dufton Hostel, North Pennines, England

This cosy hostel is ideally situated for nature lovers, with the Pennine Way, Cross Fell and High Cup Nick all close by. Spend your days exploring and have a delicious three-course dinner waiting to welcome you back!
Sleeps 32 over a number of rooms

£18 per person per night

Lake Cottage, Arnside and Silverdale, England

Set within gorgeous surroundings, this 200-year-old stone cottage boasts a private lake side hide, ideal for watching nesting marsh harriers. It's also the perfect place to indulge your imagination, reportedly being the old haunt of a Cold War spy.
2: 1 double, 1 twin

£745 per week to rent

Exterior of Nethy House, one of the Abernethy bunkhouses

Abernethy Bunkhouses, Cairngorms, Scotland

These bunkhouses are fantastic for groups of any size - you have exclusive hire but only pay per bed used. Characterful Nethy House accommodates 25 to 65 people; smaller Nethy station sleeps 10 to 26. Walks, castles, lochs and distilleries beckon.
Nethy House sleeps 25-65, Nethy Station sleeps 10-26

Nethy House from £13.50 per bed, Nethy Station from £14.50 per bed

Exterior of Mas Ardevol and solar panels in the hills above Porrera

Mas Ardèvol, Falset, Costa Daurada, Catalonia, Spain

Set in a beautiful spot outside Porrera, Mas Ardèvol has 5 spacious, elegantly decorated rooms, a natural swimming pool, and provides easy access to the Montsant mountains and the sundial route in Porrera. Specialises in traditional Priorat cuisine.
5: 2 double, 2 premium, 1 deluxe

Double room €92 per night; Premium room €120 per night; Deluxe room €140 per night. All prices include breakfast and extra beds for children

Dify Biosphere Treehouse

Dyfi Biosphere Treehouse Living Room, Powys, Wales

In these treehouses in the Dyfi Biosphere, climb from woodland floor to tree canopy via a sweeping spiral staircase. Inside, the Hobbit-esque tree houses are neatly divided into living and sleeping quarters with portholes and wood-burning stoves.
5 treehouses, each has 2 bedrooms, sleeps four

From £379

camp in a lovely field

Ling's Meadow, Suffolk, England

A small, relaxed eco campsite with six tent pitches, two furnished bell tents, a restored Norfolk shepherd's hut, and a locally made living van situated on a family farm. All hidden among the tall grass of a 4 acre natural meadow. Free bike hire!
2 bell tents, 1 van (5per), 1 hut (2per), 6 pitches (5per)

bell tents £80, shepherds hut £70, living van £90, pitches £20