The best sources of information for accommodation are the Tourist Information Centres (TIC's), which are to be found in most towns. We give contact details for appropriate TIC's on our TIC contacts page. If you have not booked accommodation and are seeking a room, a call to the local TIC will usually get you fixed up. However, it is far better, if possible, to book accommodation in advance, particularly in popular areas in the holiday season, or if you are travelling in a remote region with limited choice.
There are a number of excellent accommodation guides on the market, most specialising in one kind of accommodation such as Hotels, Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering. Obviously you need to choose a suitable guide, but as a walker you will probably be most interested in bed and breakfast at inns, guesthouses or farmhouses. It is also worth bearing in mind that not all establishments will welcome walkers who may arrive with muddy boots and soaking wet clothing. Check their policy and facilities before booking.
Many of the walking guides in our on-line bookshop include accommodation recommendations with contact details. Therefore with one purchase of an inexpensive guide book you can often solve both route finding and accommodation problems. Walking Pages can also make recommendations for most areas; just email us stating the locations where you require accommodation. We also produce accommodation lists for many long distance routes. If you are interested in one of these please email us.
A number of establishments are listed here by general location. All of these establishments welcome walkers and understand their needs, offering facilities such as a clothes drying, packed lunches and flask filling facilities as well as comfortable accommodation. We have not personally inspected these places so we would welcome any feedback you can provide from personal experience. On some sections of long distance routes there is hardly any choice and in this situation we will list anywhere with a bed for the night, although in most cases such establishments are used to walkers and sympathetic to their needs.
Of course, you may be looking for a quality hotel with more facilities as a base for weekend walks or a walking holiday. We do list hotels offering restaurants, public rooms and maybe a spa that are located in areas of beautiful countryside.
Notice to guest house proprietors and hoteliers
If your establishment is happy to accept walking guests, muddy boots removed at the door of course, and can offer a clothes drying facility, packed lunches, a vacuum flask filling service and would be generally sympathetic to walker's needs then we would love to hear from you. We can include full details of your business under the appropriate area and path headings completely free of any charge. Our objective is simply to provide walkers with a listing of accommodation where they know they will be welcome. For further details email us at email@example.com
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