Most long distance walkers in Britain use bed and breakfast accommodation or official campsites. Accommodation can be sparse particularly in rural areas so plan in advance where you can. Youth hostels, camping barns and bothies are available in certain areas but few established routes can be walked using youth hostels alone.
In England and Wales there are no rights to wild camping even in remote areas, though it is tolerated in some places so check locally. Access rights in Scotland include wild camping, but you must follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Read more about your access rights.
Support services are available on some of the most popular trails, including luggage transport, connecting taxi services, accommodation booking, guides and even all-in guided walking holidays. Check with tourist information centres, guidebooks and trail websites.
For more information about useful organisations and websites to help you find walker-friendly accommodation for a long distance walk, take a look at our walking accommodation page.
We're adding long distance trails to Ramblers Routes - our online library of walking routes.
Useful organisations and websites for walker-friendly accommodation.