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.

The accommodation listed in this section is hiker and walker friendly, providing facilities such as drying rooms, packed lunches, pick-ups/drop-offs, walking maps, route cards, help with route planning, guiding services, luggage transfer, secure storage, boot cleaning etc.

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Hiking & walking friendly accommodation:
walking accommodation in the UK, in England, Wales,
Scotland & Northern Ireland

  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.

 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.

 Blenheim Lodge
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 muddy boots.

 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.

 Gathering (The)
based: Knoydart, Scotland, UK
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)
based: Cumbria, UK
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
based: Cumbria, UK
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, UK
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)
based: Northumberland, UK
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.

 Station Lodge Tulloch
based: Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
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.

 Walker Ground Manor
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.

 Wood View
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

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.

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.

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

Ferienhotels Alber
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.

Hotel Blattlhof
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.



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Travel-quest's walking accommodation section is for listing holiday accommodation where particular attention is paid to the needs of independent walkers and hikers. Any type can be listed including B&Bs, guest houses, hotels, self-catering holiday cottages or villas. It must be offering at least two of the following features: close to established hiking trails/walking routes/long distance footpaths or good hiking/walking country; drying facilities or drying room available; hot flasks/packed lunches provided; baggage transfer and luggage forwarding; pickups/drop-offs offered; secure storage provided; boot cleaning facilities; guide books, walking maps and route cards provided; assistance with route planning; provision of guiding services; guided walks.
Areas currently covered are walkers accommodation in the UK, in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and walker friendly accommodation abroad in Europe in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland and including the Alps and Dolomites. If you wish to list walker friendly accommodation in other locations please let us know and we'll be happy to develop a new section.

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