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

uk flag 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.

uk flag Coach House (The), Durhamhill
based: Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
website: durhamhill.co.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.

uk flag 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.

uk flag Maynard (The)
located:
Grindleford, Derbyshire, UK
website: Maynard
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.

uk flag Responsibletravel.com
based: East Sussex, UK
website: Responsibletravel
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.

uk flag Trimnells House
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
website: abercelyn.co.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.

 Athole House Guest House
based: Somerset, UK
website: atholehouse.co.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
website: walkingwalesholidays.co.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
website: blenheim-lodge.com
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
website: caemawr.com
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
website: chevinendguesthouse.co.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
website: thegatheringknoydart.co.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
website: greyhoundshap.co.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
website: newinglodge.co.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
website: hotel-snowdonia.co.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
website: sportsmanhotel.co.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
website: stationlodge.co.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
website: walkerground.co.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
website: thewhitehouse-hotel.com
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
website: woodviewbandb.com
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

uk flag Responsibletravel.com
website: Responsibletravel
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
website: fairhillhouse.com
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
website: ionadsiul.ie
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
website: mountainventures.ie
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
website: sunnymeade.net
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.

Ferienhotels Alber
based: Carinthia, Austria
website: ferienhotel-alber.at
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
website: blattlhof.at
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.
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