Independant hiking and walking accommodation for walkers including hotels, B&B's, guest houses and self-catering holiday cottages and villas close to hiking trails, walking routes and long distance footpaths, in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and abroad in Europe in Austria.
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Hiking & walking friendly
walking accommodation in the UK, in England, Wales,
Scotland & Northern
Barn B&B (The)
located: Margam, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
website: Barn B&B
Luxury bed and breakfast in a converted C16th listed building. The Barn is a registered walker and biker friendly B&B offering bike washing facilities, secure lock-up, drying room for wet kit and boots, and packed lunches if required. The Afan Forest Park Mountain Biking centre is close by and there is some good walking in the area.
Coach House (The), Durhamhill
based: Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
Sleeps 12 (+2), in glorious Galloway countryside, with hills, rivers, woodland and magnificent beaches, coves and rugged cliff top walks. Clothes washing and drying facilities, warm storage for walking boots/waterproofs. Relax in the luxury and warmth of the Coachhouse, with underfloor heating, woodburners, 6 bedrooms and 6 bath/shower rooms and plenty hot water. Mini cinema. Food pub 1.5 miles away. Packed lunches and transport of people/luggage by arrangement.
Hikers & Bikers B&B
located: Glossop, Derbyshire, UK
website: Hikers & Bikers
Comfortable cyclist and walker friendly guest house providing en-suite rooms with constant hot water, secure bike storage and free car parking, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The B&B makes an ideal stopover for hikers and cyclists following the Trans Pennine Trail or the Pennine Way. Bike hire also available.
Log Cabin Hotel (The)
located: Kirkmichael, Perth & Kinross, Scotland, UK
website: The Log Cabin
Norwegian-style pine cabin hotel, high in the hills of Perthshire, just a 15 min drive from Pitlochry. The hotel offers doubles, twins, a family room and a large room with four single beds suitable for small groups such as hill walkers and backpackers. The hotel has a drying room and can provide packed lunches.
located: Grindleford, Derbyshire, UK
Small luxury hotel at the north east end of the Derwent valley in the Derbyshire Peak National Park. An ideal base for outdoor holidays, The Maynard has long been a popular with ramblers, walkers and climbers. The area offers a wide choice of routes and the hotel operates a walker's drop-off/collection/rescue service.
based: East Sussex, UK
UK accommodation for walkers, select from a range of properties in prime walking and hiking areas in Englend, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, which cater for the needs of walkers; including hotels, hostels, B&B's, guest houses and self-catering cottages.
located: Colerne, Bath, UK
website: Trimnells House
High quality en-suite guest house accommodation in Colerne village, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy reach of Bath. In an area with some fine walks, Trimnells House has facilities for walkers and cyclists and is recognised by the Visit England 'Walkers Welcome' and 'Cyclists Welcome' Scheme.
Abercelyn Country House & Cottages
based: Gwynedd, Wales, UK
B&B and self-catering accommodation with easy access to Bala, the Snowdonia National Park and North Wales. Walker friendly, offering advice on routes, a library of walkers guide books and maps, a drying room for wet gear. Optional extras include transport, packed lunches and guiding services.
Alizon's Guest House
based: Isle of Wight, UK
Comfortable B&B accommodation on the Isle of Wight, specialising in the needs of walkers, and cyclists; offering secure warm storage for outdoor gear including wash down area for bikes, proximity to major road/bus networks, packed lunches available. Special rates are offered to groups.
House Guest House
based: Somerset, UK
Five diamond rated Guest House in Bath welcomes walkers and hikers,
providing packed lunches, route maps and drop-off and pick-up services.
Located close to the end of the Cotswold Way walking route and other
local walking trails.
Beili Helyg Beacons Guest House
based: Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Bed and breakfast ideal for walking in the Brecon Beacons, with excellent walking from the door. The B&B can provide walking routes and planning assistance, transport you to a start or end point, drying and boot room, packed lunches available.
based: Cumbria, UK
A charming English Lakeland guest house in Bowness on Windermere.
With the Dalesway walk ending almost in their backyard, they are walker
friendly with drying facilities and an outside tap for cleaning
Cae Mawr B&B
based: Gwynedd, Wales, UK
Bed and breakfast in the in the Nantlle Valley, with convenient access to some of Snowdonia's great walking, such as the Nantlle Ridge, Snowdon, Mynydd Mawr, Moel Hebog, Rhyd Ddu, or nearby lower-level walks, slate trails and geocaching, route information available at the B&B. For a nominal fee transport can be arranged to the start of some walks.
Chevin End Guest House
based: West Yorkshire, UK
Eight bedroomed barn conversion guesthouse, situated on the Dalesway Leeds/Ilkley link; walkers are welcomed and the guesthouse can provide packed lunches and drying facilities.
based: Knoydart, Scotland,
Luxury guest house accommodation in Inverie, Knoydart, offering great opportunities for walking, sailing and climbing. Access by ferry from Mallaig or by various walking routes detailed on the website.
Greyhound Hotel (The)
Offering comfortable en-suite rooms and with an excellent reputation for food and drink this famous Westmorland hostelry dates back to 1680. It's located at the southern end of Shap village, ideally situated for walkers on Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk.
New Ing Lodge
Friendly hostel, camping pitches and B&B, directly on Wainwright's Coast to Coast long distance path and the 95-mile Westmorland Way. There are also many smaller, easier routes close by and the lodge can provide maps and route planning advice if required.
Royal Oak Hotel
based: Gwynedd, Wales,
Hotel in Betws y Coed, North Wales offering a special 'Walkers Break' for people hiking in Snowdonia; for any two night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast they offer a complimentary packed lunch for both days, map with highlighted walks and complimentary use of their pool, steam room and sauna.
Sportsman Hotel (The)
Small, coastal, 10-room hotel in the heart of Northumberland; welcomes walkers with drying facilities, packed lunches, route maps and guide books for specific walks. They also cater for coach party walking holidays and groups.
based: Inverness-shire, Scotland,
A converted railway station building sitting on the famous West
Highland Railway Line providing bunkhouse style hostel accommodation
for individuals or groups. Walker friendly with easy access to many
of Scotland's most famous mountains, including many Munroes and
Corbetts; facilities include a drying room and laundry.
based: Cumbria, UK
Self-catering and bed & breakfast accommodation in Hawkhead
in the English Lake District. A traditional Lakeland country residence,
dating from the late 16th century and still with many original features.
Walker friendly, with drying room, packed lunches available and
proximity to southern Lake District walking routes.
White House (The)
based: Swansea, Wales, UK
Four star accommodation in South Wales in reach of the Celtic Trail, the Gower Peninsula, Clyne Valley and the Millenium Coastal Path, and a member of the Wales Tourist Board 'Walkers Welcome' scheme. Offering a drying room, local walking information and maps, luggage transfer facility and daily weather report posting.
based: North Yorkshire, UK
B&B in Austwick, North Yorkshire, in the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The owners are walkers and provide hot drinks and home made cakes at the end of a days walking. They are also happy to dry wet clothing and boots and provide packed lunches and flasks if required.
Hiking & walking accommodation in Ireland
Repubic of Ireland
Accommodation for walkers in the Republic of Ireland, choose from a selection which caters for the needs of hikers and walkers and which are located in prime walking areas; including guesthouses, B&B's, self-catering accommodation, hotels and hostels.
Fairhill House Hotel
based: County Galway, Ireland
Family run hotel in Connemara, Western Ireland; walkers can enjoy the Connemara Mountain ranges and nearby Mount Gable offers an easy climb with a breath-taking panoramic view. The hotel can recommend walking guides, provide packed lunches and offer a large gear and boot drying room. They also offer keen group rates to walking tour organisers.
Glencolmcille Hill Walkers Centre & Accommodation
based: County Donegal, Ireland
Luxurious, modern, hotel-like accommodation for groups, families and individuals; ideal for hikers. Guided walks are available using the many local walking routes. Two National Walks Network routes are in the area.
based: County Wicklow, Ireland
Walker friendly self-catering holiday homes in Wicklow, Ireland. Located in a magnificent mountain setting on a 240 acre private estate bordering on the Wicklow Mountains National Park, close to Dublin. Walking maps and guides available for self-guided walks, or hire a Irish Mountain Training Board approved walk leader.
Mountain Ventures Hostel
based: County Wicklow, Ireland
Hostel accommodation in the Wicklow Mountains for walkers and climbers, self-catering or catered options at competitive rates (plus Oige and MCI members discount). Full drying room facilities available and guided walking can be arranged.
based: County Kerry, Ireland
Bed and breakfast in Waterville, on the Ring of Kerry. Located close to the Kerry Way walking trail; pick-up, drop-off, washing and drying facilities available for walkers.
Sunnymeade Bed and Breakfast
based: County Galway, Ireland
Sunnymeade B&B is situated in the village of Tully on the Renvyle peninsula, it's on the shores of the Atlantic, beneath the mountains of Connemara and Mayo. Facilities for cyclists and walkers include map routes, drying room and a secure lockup for bikes.
Hiking & walking accommodation in Austria
Zell am See Guesthouse
located: Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria
website: Zell am See Guesthouse
An eco-guesthouse offering organic breakfasts and comfortable guest rooms with cable TV, shower/WC, phone and safe; many rooms have a balcony. The guesthouse is located at the starting point for many beautiful mountain hiking routes; also waymarked Nordic walking paths are plentiful.
based: Carinthia, Austria
Hotel in the Upper Tauern National Park in Mallnitz. A member of 'European Hiking Hotels', the hotel offers some magnificent hiking opportunities. They can provide route planning advice, weekly guided tours, nordic walking, hiking equipment shop, free hiking bus, free rental of hiking shoes, binoculars, wet weather gear, back pack, walking poles etc.
based: Kitzbühel, Austria
Hiker friendly alpine hotel at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range. Offering the walker about 700 km of signposted walks, circular paths and high altitude hiking trails that can be accessed using cable cars, ski lifts and mountain railways.