Walkers are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Britain with a wide network of walker-friendly places to stay including B&Bs, guesthouses, self-catering properties, hostels, bunkhouses, camping barns, bothies and camping and caravan sites.
Here is a list of useful organisations and websites when looking for somewhere to stay for your next walking adventure:
Tourist Information Centres (TICs) and regional and local tourism websites also often have details of B&Bs, guesthouses and self-catering properties. Details of TICs can be found on the Visit Britain website. You might also find it useful to check the websites of individual paths, parks and countryside areas for accommodation listings.
Our walking holidays partner, HF Holidays, offer Freedom Breaks staying at their Country Houses which all have walking opportunities right on their doorstep. Freedom Breaks are self-guided (but include an OS Explorer map and suggestions for local walks) and short stays are available.
HF Holidays’ 20 Country Houses are accredited as ‘Walkers Welcome’ (thanks to the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Scheme) by Visit England, Visit Wales and Visit Scotland and offer boot and drying rooms to ensure your kit stays clean and dry.
HF Holidays offer Ramblers members regular discounts on both Freedom Breaks and other walking holidays.
Wild camping – camping away from official camp sites – is allowed in most places in Scotland although there are a few restrictions. There are no rights to wild camping in England and Wales and you'll need the permission of the landowner.
If you’re doing a long distance walk and plan to stay somewhere different every night you might want to think about luggage couriers to lighten the load you're carrying each day. Many well-known paths have luggage transport available so it’s worth checking individual trail websites.
Sherpa Van cover some of Britain’s most popular trails including a selection of National Trails and Scotland Great Trails and other popular routes such as Wainwright’s Coast to Coast.