The Outdated Rectory on the Lake, Gwynedd
On the foot of the imposing Cadair Idris mountains, the Outdated Rectory in Tal-y-Llyn provides entry to Snowdonia’s quieter southern reaches, in addition to good strolling across the close by market city of Machynlleth, together with Glyndŵr’s Means Nationwide Path. Two of the B&B’s 4 enticing lake-view rooms have massive, free-standing baths, excellent for an end-of-walk soak, or muscle tissue will be soothed within the scorching tub outdoors.Walks A straightforward 2-mile path loops round Tal-y-Llyn lake – look out for otters. A harder haul is the climb up 893-metre Cadair Idris alongside the Minffordd Path by way of Llyn Cau (6 miles).• Double from £100 B&B,
Lee Byre, Devon

This outdated barn home in Coryton, simply west of Dartmoor, has three shiny visitor rooms, with uncovered beams, bucolic views and water from the on-site spring. House owners Man and Kathrin are eager hikers and can provide path recommendation or lead guided walks, day and evening. Breakfast options fresh-laid eggs and home made honey; packed lunches with native produce will be ordered, too.Walks Make a circuit from close by Peter Tavy throughout the moors, by way of the bronze age stone rows close to Merrivale (11 miles). Hike from Mary Tavy to Gibbet Hill and Wheal Betsy (5 miles).• Double from £75 B&B; guided day stroll £60pp; guided star trek £30pp;
Cottage Lodge, Hampshire

Christina Simons, proprietor of this cosy lodge close to Brockenhurst within the New Forest, has created a number of self-guided strolling routes direct from the entrance door, most together with a great pub pit-stop. The lodge has 16 rooms, two of that are dog-friendly, and far of the furnishings is made by a neighborhood sculptor from fallen New Forest bushes.Walks To Lyndhurst by way of Standing Hat woods (7 miles), searching for deer; stroll or get the bus again. Catch a prepare from Brockenhurst to coastal Lymington for a 3-mile stroll via Keyhaven marshes, a great place to see migrating birds. • Double from £70 B&B,
North Lees Campsite, Derbyshire

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Immersion within the Peak District’s massive views and birdsong is feasible year-round at this website beneath the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge. Winter stays (Thursday-Sunday solely) are extra palatable within the new pods – wood huts with french doorways, lighting, heating and insulation however little else (although one easy-access pod has a mattress and height-adjustable mattress). The pay-off for slightly privation is superb strolling proper off the veranda. Walks The location is a 1½-mile stroll from train-served Hathersage. Make a 10-mile loop from Hathersage up alongside Stanage, for views throughout the Derwent valley. • Tenting pod from £28 for one, £7 per further grownup,
Fraoch Lodge, Cairngorms

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Run by Andy Scot, who can lead hikes or counsel 100 routes, Fraoch Lodge is tailormade for walkers, with its easy good-value rooms, a library of guides, day by day mountain forecasts, a drying room and a log fire-warmed lounge. Plus the situation is good: at Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, on the Speyside Means, with 30 Munros inside an hour’s drive.Walks Comply with the Speyside Means from Boat of Garten via Caledonian pine forest to achieve Nethy Bridge (4½ miles). Sort out the robust, crowd-free northern ridge of Cairngorm, Scotland’s sixth-highest summit (Eight miles).• Double from £42 B&B, two-night minimal keep,
Portrush Vacation Hostel, County Antrim

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Hike proper into the Sport of Thrones from this shiny, funds, family-run bolthole on the Causeway Coast in Portrush, which starred within the collection. Rooms – dorms and personal, largely en suite – are decked out in cheery colors. There’s a communal kitchen stocked with help-yourself breakfast goodies, plus free parking, bike storage and each bus and prepare choices inside a couple of minutes’ stroll.Walks East alongside the Causeway Coast from Portrush to Bushmills (6½ miles), by way of Dunluce Citadel; the Large’s Causeway is 2 miles additional on. Westwards, comply with the undulating coast for six miles to the sweeping strand and teashops of Portstewart.• Dorm mattress from £15 B&B, double from £40 B&B,
Clachaig Inn, Scottish Highlands

Hikers welcome? You’re extra of an oddity when you haven’t spent a day hefting up Munros at Clachaig. This Glencoe inn is a Highlands legend. The 23 rooms are comfortable and unfussy, however extra interesting are the ale barrels, dwell bands and outdoorsy bonhomie within the Boots Bar, the place walkers chat over single malts and Stornoway black pudding. Walks A delicate 1½-mile woodland route from the inn visits Sign Rock, the place the decision was given to start the 1692 Glencoe Bloodbath. An uncovered 8-mile climb from Glencoe up Buachaille Etive Mòr affords views of Rannoch Moor and Glen Etive.• Double from £106pn B&B,
The White Hart, Gloucestershire

Quintessentially Cotswolds surroundings – rolling hills, honey-stone villages – lies across the wool city of Winchcombe, the place the good White Hart provides good worth. In addition to en suites, the inn has three “ramblers’ rooms” which might be a cut price for many who don’t thoughts sharing a rest room. Strolling choices are different: Winchcombe is on the intersection of the Cotswold Means, Gloucestershire Means and different footpaths, with buses to assist linear strolls. Walks Climb south from Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill (7 miles), the Cotswolds’ highest level. Stride 13½ miles north alongside the Cotswold Approach to good-looking Broadway, by way of the Mount Inn in Stanton. • Double from £40 B&B,
South Downs Bunk Home, West Sussex

Midway alongside the South Downs Means, in Houghton within the Arun Valley, this flint-barn-turned-bunkhouse on Houghton Farm couldn’t be higher positioned. Amberley prepare station is simply 15 minutes’ stroll away; there are two high quality pubs even nearer. It has 4 dorms (with a plug and USB socket for every mattress) plus a sensible communal kitchen and a barbecue outdoors. For walkers wanting extra privateness, the house owners additionally run Arun Valley B&B within the farmhouse, throughout the courtyard. Walks Head west alongside the South Downs Approach to Cocking (12 miles), previous Bignor’s Roman ruins. Make the quick climb up Bury Hill, then right down to Houghton’s George & Dragon.• Dorm mattress from £24,; double in Arun Valley B&B from £110,
Land’s Finish Holidays, Cornwall

Walkers may stroll proper off the nation right here – Britain’s south-westernmost level is half a mile from this hostel/B&B. A transformed barn in Trevescan, close to Sennen, it has dorms and personal rooms, kitchen, store and even a roastery promoting single-origin espresso. It feels distant, however the A1 bus stops 45 metres away, connecting to Penzance and different villages.Walks Choose up the South West Coast Path and head east alongside spectacular cliffs to Porthcurno (5 miles) or Mousehole (12 miles), each served by the A1. The 23 miles between Land’s Finish and St Ives provide among the UK’s highest coastal strolling.• Dorm mattress from £30, double from £65 room-only,
Deepdale Backpackers, Norfolk

That is the de facto HQ of the Norfolk Coast Path. Sat between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea, Deepdale’s easy, tidy dorms and personal rooms occupy a transformed stableyard. There’s a laundry and drying room, an data centre stocked with maps and guides, and a restaurant serving fry-ups and takeaway picnics. The helpful year-round Coastliner 36 bus companies stops proper outdoors. Walks Comply with the Norfolk Coast Path west alongside the salt marshes to Brancaster, then on to the reedbeds and lagoons of RSPB Titchwell Marsh (round 6 miles). Head east from Deepdale to achieve Wells, by way of the seemingly infinite sands of Holkham Bay (7 miles). • Dorm mattress from £15, en suite double from £50 room-only,
Argo Villa B&B, Pembrokeshire

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It says a lot concerning the walker-friendliness of this neat Teifi estuary B&B that 70% of its friends arrive on foot. Argo sits initially/finish of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path at St Dogmeaels, and is owned by passionate hikers Gill and Antosh who’ve created a weather-resistant map of native routes. Breakfasts are award-winning and the Poppit Rocket bus will cease outdoors – simply ask the driving force to drop you on the “blue home”.Stroll: Comply with the cliffs south from St Dogmaels to bus-accessible Moylgrove (7 miles) or Newport (16 miles). Inland, an undulating 8-mile circuit hyperlinks the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Cilgerran fortress. • Double from £80 B&B,
The Saracens Head, Herefordshire

There are 1,000-plus miles of footpaths to select from within the Wye Valley Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence. Helpfully, the Saracens Head in Symonds Yat East has created its personal strolling information, that includes routes from its entrance door. This outdated inn sits on the Wye, the place the river sweeps into the Forest of Dean round Symonds Yat Rock. Seven of the 9 trendy rooms have river views, whereas the bar, which serves native ales and ciders, has a riverside terrace.Walks The quick hike up Yat Rock offers the traditional Wye Valley view. A reasonable 10-mile stroll west alongside the river to Monmouth includes crossing the Wye by way of the hand-pulled ferry.• Double from £90 B&B,
Wooden Home B&B, Cumbria

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Featured in a Turner portray, elegant Wooden Home sits simply above Buttermere, within the quietest a part of the Lake District, with no different homes in sight. The three visitor rooms don’t have TVs, they’ve lake views as an alternative. Order a picnic and stroll by Crummock Water or ascend a excessive fell. For good days, there’s a patio with barbecue; for much less clement climate, the wide-windowed drawing room has an open hearth. There may be additionally a three-bedroom cottage, which will be will be booked on a B&B or self-catering foundation.Walks Make a pilgrimage to Haystacks (5 miles), the place Alfred Wainwright’s ashes have been scattered. A nine-mile ridge route alongside the Buttermere Fells leads by way of Scale Drive (the Lakes’ highest waterfall) to achieve Excessive Crag.• Double from £132 B&B,
Enniskeen Nation Home Resort, County Down

You may nearly contact the Mourne mountains from this 19th-century manor. Its 12 historically styled rooms gaze up at Slieve Donard, Northern Eire’s highest mountain; others look over the Irish sea – and the turret room does each. Simply outdoors the harbour city of Newcastle, Enniskeen is exceptionally walker-friendly, with a dehumidifier-aided drying room, stacks of maps, choices to order lunches and thermos flasks and pick-up/drop-off companies.Walks Straightforward trails lead across the 12-acre property, alongside the Shimna river and into Tollymore Forest. Extra testing is the 26-mile Mourne Means, which runs throughout the mountains from Newcastle to Rostrevor.• Double from £100 B&B,
The Black Bull, Cumbria

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The Howgill Fells are sometimes ignored for the more-lauded Lake District. However simply west (between the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales), that is a few of Britain’s finest and quietest countryside, described by Alfred Wainwright as resembling “a herd of sleeping elephants”. The Black Bull, a 17th-century teaching home tastefully revamped in 2018, sits available in the market city of Sedbergh, on the foot of the Howgills; every of its 18 bedrooms, well-dressed in native rugs and mugs and toiletries, is known as after a fell. Walks Hike by way of 180-metre Cautley Spout to The Calf, the Howgills’ highest level (11 miles). Or stroll west of Sedbergh, mixing open fell, the Dales Means and Lune Viaduct (7 miles).• Double from £125 B&B,
Eighteen97, North Yorkshire

The OS map wallpaper within the eating room of Eighteen97 is an efficient signal. This luxe B&B, constructed from a derelict outdated church in Goathland, sits on the coronary heart of the North York Moors – and on the coronary heart of fine strolling nation. Order a hikers’ picnic and ramble proper from the door, or use the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or 840 Coastliner bus – its route was voted Britain’s most scenic in 2018 – to ramble additional afield.Walks The three.Three mile Goathland-Grosmont Rail Path follows one in every of England’s first railways; return on foot or by steam prepare. Or take the bus to Whitby for walks alongside Cleveland’s heritage coast.• Double from £100 B&B,
Spindrift Barn, Somerset

Tucked away close to Exford in Exmoor nationwide park (however with a pub in strolling distance), Spindrift Barn is surrounded by trails; endowed with extras – on this case, , and with a drying room, log-burner and sauna. It faces the River Exe and nudges the Two Moors Means, with different footpaths spidering off over the valleys and moors. Guided hikes can be found, as are route notes for self-guided forays. Picnic hampers characteristic goodies from the house owners’ smallholding; “pony picnics” are carried by their Exmoor pony.Walks Comply with the Room Hill Circuit (4½ miles), by way of Highway Citadel iron age hill fort. An 8-mile path from Malmsmead traverses Lorna Doone nation. • Barn from £110, sleeps two, two-night minimal; guided walks from £50;
The YHA at The Sill, Northumberland

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Opened with a fanfare in 2017, this slick hostel at Bardon Mill sits beneath Metal Rigg, probably the most putting sections of Hadrian’s Wall. The constructing can be putting, with its dry-stone partitions, timber sides and inexperienced roof. Rooms – some en suite, some designed for disabled friends – have two or 4 beds; renewable power is used all through. There are additionally helpful amenities subsequent door: the Sill Discovery Centre, good for planning and data, and the Twice Brewed Inn, good for brewed-on-site ales.Walks Take an 8-mile hike alongside Hadrian’s Wall, together with Sycamore Hole and Housesteads Roman fort. A gentler 4½ mile stroll loops Greenlee Lough Nature Reserve. • Dorm mattress from £15, personal room from £25,
The Outdated Retailer, Powys

Come walkers every person. The serenely flat Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal tickles the Outdated Retailer’s backyard in Llanfrynach, whereas the bulbous Brecon Beacons loom throughout the valley and a path up their highest peak Pen y Fan runs from the door. Proprietor Peter likes friends to deal with his cosy, creaky home like a house. Nostril via the ample books and eat breakfast – that includes eggs from his personal hens – anytime; friends are additionally welcome to make use of the kitchen. Walks All 35 miles of canal towpath are walkable. A strenuous 15-mile circuit runs from Llanfrynach to Bwlch y Ddwyallt and the summits of Fan y Large, Cribyn and Pen y Fan. • Double from £90 B&B,
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