Land’s End to John O Groats Walk Route : Hostels and Bunkhouses

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
land's end to John o' groats walk photo copyright VisitBritain-Stephen-Spraggon

The Land’s End To John O’ Groats Walk is an incredible challenge for any walker.
The Route can be walked using a number of recognised long distance walk routes.
There are Independent Hostels along the route and combined with YHAs and occasionally B&Bs can be used to walk the route.
Walker Photo ©VisitBritain-Stephen-Spraggon

Land's End To John O'Groats Walk
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  • Profile picture of Kings House Bunkhouse

    Kings House Bunkhouse

    The Kings House Bunkhouse is right on the West Highland Way amid spectacular Scottish mountain scenery. With 32 beds across 10 rooms there is ample storage for your bags and each bunk has a locker, reading light, power socket, linen and towels. Ideal for travellers needing a stopping point or as a base to explore all that Glencoe has to offer and beyond. You'll find skiing, walking and mountain biking on the doorstep. The Way Inn café also offers all day dining and packed lunches from 7am to 11pm each day. Jan 2018: King House is closed, hoping to reopen later in the year.

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    Garrigill Village Hall

    Perfect for the Pennine Way or C2C cycle route. In the lovely village of Garrigill, the bunkroom above the village hall sleeps 8 with bedding hire available. Larger groups can BYO bedding and use the hall itself where some camp-beds are available. There is a well equipped kitchen, showers and drying room so the perfect long distance walk stop over.

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    Royal Oak Bunkbarn

    A refurbished stone barn next to an award winning Peak District country pub, The Royal Oak Bunkbarn, is perfectly situated with direct access onto the High Peak and Tissington Trails (disused railways for easy off-road cycling). The area is also very popular with climbers and walkers with limestone gorges and stone circles to explore. The bunkbarn offers comfortable, clean bunk bed style rooms. The five separate bunk rooms are all heated and lockable. Campsite and holiday cottages also available.

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    Black Rock Bunkhouse

    Situated in beautiful Glenglass and sheltered by Ben Wyvis, this comfortable bunkhouse is an ideal base for touring the Highlands. The bunkhouse is at the eastern end of a hikers' route across Scotland and on the Lands End to John O'Groats route. The village has a general shop, Post Office, bus service and an inn (serving good bar meals and breakfasts) 250m away. There is also a camping ground. All areas of the bunkhouse are easily accessible by wheelchair and suitable for the disabled.

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    Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls

    Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls is the perfect place to base your summer visit to Edinburgh. Available from 4th June to 31st August you can have an apartment to yourself or share with others for a great budget stay. Located in the heart of the Old Town close to the Royal Mile, Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls is perfect for backpackers, shoppers, groups or those visiting the famous Edinburgh Festival. Single or twin private bedrooms are available or you can rent a whole apartment for up to 12.

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    Alston Youth Hostel

    On the very eastern edge of Cumbria, nestled in the North Pennines and within the historic town of Alston, is Alston Youth Hostel. Not only is the hostel about halfway on the very popular Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route but it is also located directly on the Pennine Way! You'll receive a warm welcome (as warm as our large drying room!!) and hopefully see the resident red squirrels!

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    Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse

    Next to the Pennine Way, in the village of Hardraw, The Old School Bunkhouse offers well appointed, practical accommodation for up to 26. The large hall (with games, table tennis, piano, log burner & sofas) and grounds are perfect for group activities. Hardraw has a café, inn and the famous Hardraw Force waterfall. The market town of Hawes is a 1.5 mile walk across fields. Instruction available in many outdoor activities.

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  • Profile picture of Morags Lodge Loch Ness

    Morags Lodge Loch Ness

    A multi-award winning 4* hostel with a range of rooms to meet all needs and budgets in the bustling village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. Your perfect base to explore the Loch Ness area and an ideal stop off on the Great Glen Way. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and set in wooded grounds the hostel boasts 24 hour self-catering facilities, excellent home-made cheap meal options, a rustic bar, free WiFi, bike hire and ample car parking.

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    High Street Hostel

    The High Street Hostel has become a hugely popular destination for world travellers since opening in 1985 and is one of Europe's best regarded and most atmospheric hostels. Located just off the historic Royal Mile in a 400 year old building, it is your perfect base for exploring all the city's many attractions and of course its wonderful nightlife. Providing excellence in location, ambience and facilities, the hostel is highly recommended by more than ten of the world's top backpacker travel guides. Come along and see for yourself!

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    The Reckoning House

    Renovated to a high standard including double glazing and insulation, the Reckoning House is situated 3 miles from Bakewell. It is on the edge of the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve, full of interesting flora and fauna as well as outstanding geological features. Horse riding, fishing, golf and cycle hire are available locally. Local walks include the Limestone Way. Facilities include: cooking area, 4 calor gas rings (gas supplied), hot water for washing up & showers, storage heaters in all rooms.

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    Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel

    Located in the centre of beautiful Pitlochry, this friendly, cosy hostel is an old Victorian hotel literally bursting with character and providing dorms and en suite private rooms. Comfy beds come with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 fluffy pillows and private rooms have fresh towels. The bright spacious lounge has comfy sofas and as many free hot drinks as you can drink. There's free WiFi, games, musical instruments and a free pool table. A great place to meet like minded people. You won't want to leave!

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    Mounthooly Bunkhouse

    Nestled in the beautiful College Valley, North Northumberland, Mounthooly Bunkhouse is a perfect stop off on the Pennine Way and St Cuthbert's Way. With bunkrooms, a well equipped kitchen and living area with log burner. Bedding is supplied. Cars need a permit to access the private valley which is provided on arrival. A haven for wildlife with red squirrels, otters and a thriving population of feral goats in the valley. The perfect wild get away from it all.

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    Callander Hostel

    Situated in the town of Callander at the start of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Callander Hostel is a great location for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With outstanding views over Ben Ledi this Visit Scotland 5* Hostel has comfortable beds, en suite rooms and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Everything you need for the perfect retreat. The gardens have a children's play area, gas BBQ and seating.

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  • Profile picture of Haye Farm Sleeping Barn

    Haye Farm Sleeping Barn

    This bunkhouse on a working farm has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining room and lounge. Enjoy the quiet rural location on the covered decking, patio (with BBQ) and lawn. The Wye Forrest is one of the largest remaining ancient forests in England. On the Worcestershire Way and close to the Severn Way and Mercian Way (NCN route 45) at Bewdley (1 mile). The West Midland Safari Park and Severn Valley Railway are also very close.

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  • Profile picture of Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses

    Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses

    Close to the start of the Pennine Way with easy access to Kinder Scout and the village of Edale via a network of footpaths from the doorstep. Castleton, Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth House are all within 40 minutes' drive. There are 2 bunkhouses each with a fully equipped kitchen and available for sole use by groups. Bring your own sleeping bags.

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    Blythswood House

    In the heart of Glasgow city centre. Blythswood House is the perfect base from which to explore everything the city has to offer. The single rooms are grouped in flats of 2,6,7 or 8 so perfect for individuals or groups wanting to visit Glasgow in the summer. All rooms are en suite and each flat has self-catering facilities. Easily accessible from the city's train and bus stations Blythswood House welcomes walkers and cyclists.

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    Penzance Backpackers

    Whether you're looking for sandy beaches and sheltered coves, the storm lashed cliffs of Land's End, sub-tropical gardens, international artists, the remains of ancient cultures, or just somewhere to relax and take time out, Penzance Backpackers is for you. Situated close to the sea front, and the town centre. Linen is provided. Lots of local information and a warm welcome all included.

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    Upper Booth Camping Barn

    Next to a small campsite alongside Crowden Clough. Hire the barn and additional pitches on the campsite if required. There is space for cooking (BYO equipment) and tables for eating. Toilets, sinks & showers are shared with the campsite. On a working hill-farm, the Pennine Way passes through the farmyard and there is great mountain biking locally.

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    Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House

    Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House is perfectly located at the start/end of the Pennine Way. It is also close to St. Cuthbert's Way, the Borderloop Cycle Route and Sustrans Route 84. It's a great base too for local day hikes, ideal for individuals, families and small groups. Recently upgraded, the house offers a comfortable, friendly and peaceful retreat. Evening meals and breakfast are available in the adjacent hotel.

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  • Profile picture of Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre

    Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre

    A mile from Castleton in the heart of the Peak District, Pindale Farm offers a range of accommodation. There's B&B in the farmhouse. The Barn has 6 self-catering units. The Engine House is a self-catering unit and The Powder House is a small camping barn. There is also a campsite. The ideal base for many outdoor activities. Instruction is available.

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  • Profile picture of Hebden Bridge Hostel

    Hebden Bridge Hostel

    Expect a warm welcome at Hebden Bridge Hostel. Comfy and welcoming, with private rooms and dorm beds from £15. Nestled into woodland only a short walk from the town centre, and less than 500m from the Hebden Bridge Loop on the Pennine Way, the hostel makes the perfect base for hiking, sight-seeing, relaxing or experiencing Hebden Bridge's vibrant café, music, arts & culture.

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  • Profile picture of Ilam Bunkhouse

    Ilam Bunkhouse

    The former 18th century stable block of Ilam Hall in the Peak District National Park close to Dove Dale. Now managed by the National Trust and providing high quality group accommodation. Each bunk has a locker, night light and plug socket. The sociable main living area has a large dining table with benches, an open plan kitchen and large comfortable sofas. Explore the limestone hills, dales, rivers and woodland of the picturesque White Peak.

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  • Profile picture of Spruce Cottage Bunkhouse By Forest View

    Spruce Cottage Bunkhouse By Forest View

    A former forestry worker's cottage in the centre of Byrness on the Pennine way and on the edge of Northumberland National Park. Ideal for exploring Northumberland, Kielder Forest and the Scottish Borders. It is perfect for groups, individuals and families accomoodated in full sized single beds (not bunks) plus a Z bed Both the large living and dining (seats 10) rooms have open fires. The kitchen is well equipped. The multi award winning Forest View Inn is opposite with real ale & food if booked in advance.

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  • Profile picture of Blindwell Bunkhouse

    Blindwell Bunkhouse

    On an Exmoor hill farm, with far reaching views of Devon and Dartmoor. Red deer, buzzards and Exmoor ponies on the doorstep. Perfect for Sustrans cycle route 3, with off-road mountain bike trails and many beautiful walking routes as well as Exmoor's beauty spots nearby. High quality comfortable bunks and mattresses, shared toilets and showers with underfloor heating and disabled facilities. Traditional local pubs nearby.

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  • Profile picture of Inverness Student Hotel

    Inverness Student Hotel

    The cosy and friendly Student Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the town and the mountains beyond. Your perfect place to unwind, just yards from the city's varied night-life and a few mins' walk from bus and train stations. Relax in the fabulous lounge with real log fire and drink as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you like. Visit the beautiful ancient pine forest of Glen Affric or the Culloden Battlefield. Famous Loch Ness lies just a few miles upstream and of course has its own special wild animal.

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  • Profile picture of BBs Bunkhouse

    BBs Bunkhouse

    BB's bunkhouse is exciting new and unique accommodation in the far North. Its stunning location on the NC500 means BB's enjoys magnificent views over to Orkney and Dunnet Head. A perfect base for walking, cycling, surfing, fishing & stargazing. Whether travelling in a group or individually, BB's provides everything you need to relax and recharge. Gill's Bay ferry terminal and the Castle of Mey are a few mins' drive. Experience a switched off, modern take on hostel accommodation - affordable & luxurious.

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    Bank Street Lodge

    Bank Street Lodge is 100 metres from Fort William High Street which has numerous shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery provided. The common room lounge has a TV, it also provides tables and chairs for meals and a snack vending machine. All bedding is provided. Some rooms are en suite (twins, doubles and family). WiFi is also available in the lounge/TV room.

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    Foundry Adventure Centre

    With the Peak Park easily accessible, the centre is an ideal location for outdoor activities and it welcomes a wide range of groups. The 2 units, Kinder & Howden can be booked together or separately. The spacious centre includes; comfy lounges with library, TV and wood burning stove, well equipped kitchens & dining areas, An extensive network of paths give access to the countryside. Adventure activities available-great for team building & courses.

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  • Profile picture of Hagg Farm Outdoor Centre

    Hagg Farm Outdoor Centre

    Situated in the Peak District's Woodlands Valley Hagg Farm offers comfortable accommodation for up to 44 people with an additional 18 beds in the John Hunt Base next door. Part of Nottinghamshire County Council's Environmental and Outdoor Education Service, Hagg Farm is available for private hire by groups of friends, families, clubs and charitable organisations and can be booked on a self-catering or catered basis.

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  • Profile picture of Glenorchy Centre

    Glenorchy Centre

    The Glenorchy Centre is found on the edge of the Peak District National Park in the historic market town of Wirksworth. The High Peak Trail for walking, pony trekking and cycling and Black Rocks for bouldering and climbing are within a couple of miles. Nearby Cromford has Arkwright's mills, a World Heritage Site, and Cromford Canal. Suitable for self-catering groups, the accommodation is well appointed and boasts a spacious multi-purpose room with a large stage.

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  • Profile picture of Northcombe Camping Barns

    Northcombe Camping Barns

    Located a mile outside the town of Dulverton on Exmoor, Northcombe Camping Barns nestle in the Barle river valley with good canoeing, walking and bridleways. The perfect base for groups wanting to explore Exmoor. The barns sleep 16 and 28 in partitioned dormitories. Smaller groups can be catered for. Heated by wood-burning stoves with a well equipped kitchen, you just need to bring your own pillows, sleeping bags or duvets.

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  • Profile picture of Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Camping

    Haggs Bank Bunkhouse & Camping

    In the stunning North Pennines AONB "England's last wilderness", perfect for lovers of the great outdoors such as walkers and cyclists. Isaac's Tea Trail passes through the site; directly on the C2C and with bicycle hire (including electric bikes) available nearby. Pre booked breakfast and evening meals can be provided for larger groups. The camp-site has tiered pitches to enhance the views across the Nent valley. Electric hook-ups available in the car park.

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  • Profile picture of Earby Friends of Nature House

    Earby Friends of Nature House

    Earby's newly refurbished Independent Hostel (Friends of Nature House), welcomes individuals, families and small groups to this historic, cosy cottage with picturesque garden. A perfect stop for Pennine Way walkers and great base for local day hikes, cyclists or discovering the countryside and local heritage. Featuring comfortable lounges, wood burning stove, a well equipped kitchen and dining areas that seat 18. Real ale pub and meals nearby. Adults must accompany U16s.

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    The Lochside Hostel

    Perched right on the banks of Loch Ness, the Lochside Hostel has amazing views up and down the loch and can give you direct access to the water's edge. Why not go for a dip in Scotland's largest water body? Take a walk to watch for wildlife? Or even hunt the elusive Nessie!? The Great Glen walking route passes the front door and the End to End cycle route is nearby. Drumnadrochit is just 12 miles away by boat. Recently opened by MacBackpackers, an award winning tour company who also own 3 hostels in Edinburgh, a great stay awaits!

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    Airton Barn

    A friendly welcome awaits you in a unique setting at Airton Barn. Adjacent to the 17th century Friends Meeting House, Airton Barn is a simple bunkhouse sleeping up to 18 people over two floors, with storage space for up to 5 bicycles. Located on popular walking and cycling routes, and surrounded by some of Yorkshire's finest tourist destinations, the Barn is ideally placed for walkers and cyclists as well as small group getaways.

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  • Profile picture of Blackwater Hostel and Campsite

    Blackwater Hostel and Campsite

    Blackwater Hostel is in Kinlochleven, surrounded by the Mamore mountains, between Glencoe and Ben Nevis. An ideal stopover for families, cyclists, walkers, climbers and those who are walking the West Highland Way. A 4* bunkhouse with private en suite rooms, free WiFi, central heating, self-catering kitchen and a dining & conference area. There are supermarkets, pubs & restaurants in the village. Glamping pods and campsite are also available with their own facilities.

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    John Hunt Base

    The John Hunt Base is situated in the High Peak on the site of Hagg Farm OEC. The base offers comfortable, family friendly accommodation ideal for sightseeing, hillwalking, trail running and biking as well as quieter pursuits such as photography. There is a picnic area, wildlife garden with fire pit and a playing field with climbing boulder. Activities can be arranged including climbing, stream scrambling, caving & on-site high ropes.

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    Royal Mile Backpackers

    Royal Mile Backpackers is a small and lively hostel with its own special character! Perfectly located on the Royal Mile, the most famous street in Edinburgh, Royal Mile Backpackers is the ideal place to stay for the independent traveller. The comfortable beds and cosy common areas will make you feel at home and the friendly staff are always on hand to help you make the most of your time in Edinburgh.

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  • Profile picture of Edale Camping Barn Cotefield Farm

    Edale Camping Barn Cotefield Farm

    Overlooking Mam Tor and at the start of the Pennine Way - great for walking holidays, Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn or "stone tent" with a basic sleeping platform and a small communal living area. Within easy reach of the high moorland of Kinder and the wooded Derwent Valley. Adjoining the barn, but with external access, is a cooking area and separate toilet. There is no hot water or electricity. BYO sleeping & cooking equipment and torches. The Old Nags Head pub at Edale serves hot food within walking distance. 4 self-catering holiday cottages also available.

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    Lands End Hostel and B&B

    Land's End Hostel and B&B provides accommodation in an idyllic location situated 1/4 mile from Land's End. Converted from a mill barn, the hostel is double glazed and centrally heated with a fully equipped kitchen, dining/ social area and modern bathrooms. The rooms have TVs, WiFi and USB ports, bedding and towels included. There is a double/twin ensuite B&B room in the farmhouse.Outside courtyard, bicycle storage and parking available.

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    Tartan Lodge

    On Alexandra Parade, near Denistoun and 20 minutes walk from Glasgow city centre, Tartan Lodge, is set within a former 19th century church and Masonic Lodge you will find affordable accommodation for budget and business travellers with a selection of double and twin en suite bedrooms and shared dormitories with family facilities. Towels can be hired.

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  • Profile picture of Chitcombe Farm Camping Barns

    Chitcombe Farm Camping Barns

    A small family farm in West Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor, Chitcombe Farm provides inexpensive, basic, warm & dry accommodation. Perfect after a day hiking on Exmoor, or training for an event. The Hay Barn, is a dormitory style open plan barn whilst The Cart Shed is an open plan chalet. Both have well equipped kitchens, bathroom with showers, seating areas and central heating. Beds are in bunks. BYO pillows and sleeping bag.

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    Gauber Bunk Barn

    In Yorkshire's Three Peaks country on the route down from Pen Y Ghent and in close proximity to the Dales Way and Dales High Way routes.Close to Ingleton with it's lido and waterfalls, Ribblehead Viaduct, White Scar Caves, Wensleydale Creamery, and the Settle to Carlisle railway. This warm comfortable bunkbarn sleeps up to 13 in three rooms. Walkers, cavers, cyclists & families all enjoy the Yorkshire Dales. Within easy driving distance of the coast and Lake District. Dogs welcome for sole use only

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    Saddle Mountain Hostel

    Saddle Mountain Hostel is a small and friendly 4* hostel in Invergarry, between Loch Ness and Fort William and at the junction with the road to Skye. The delightful hostel sleeps 24 people in 5 rooms. It has a large kitchen, dining room and lounge, free WiFi, a purpose-built drying room and bike storage. A Great location for Munro bagging, walking, cycling, scenic tours, water sports, fishing, and wildlife watching.

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    Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel

    Gibbs Hill Farm Hostel is on a working hill farm near Once Brewed on Hadrian's Wall and close to the Pennine Way. Designed to reduce energy consumption it is centrally heated throughout. Comprising 3 bunkrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets, a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable communal area and a large deck where you can enjoy the evening sun. Ideal for families who can book a whole room with private facilities. Study groups welcome.

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    Trossachs Tryst

    Now specialising in group bookings with sole use, the 4* Trossachs Tryst sits amidst beautiful scenery on the edge of the Trossachs National Park and close to the vibrant town of Callender. The hostel is very well appointed and all rooms are en suite. Use the on-site cycling centre or enjoy the local outdoor activities such as hill walking, pony trekking, Go-ape, Segway treks, water sports and fishing.

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    Rock and Rapid Bunkhouse

    Perfect for an adventurous or relaxing break. The Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre offers activities such as climbing (climbing wall on site for lessons or use by experienced climbers) coasteering, canoeing and surfing. The bunkhouse can be rented out for sole use, for an activity package or a full programme, including food, can be put together for your group. Just 15 mins from the North Devon coastline, so surfing lessons and other water sports are on offer. Hen and stags welcome as are family or school groups.

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    Demesne Farm Bunkhouse

    This bunkhouse is on a working hill farm in the centre of Bellingham and near to Northumberland National Park. Situated on the Pennine Way, Route 68, and the Reivers & Sandstone Way cycle routes, it is an ideal base for exploring Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Water and many climbing crags. The bunkhouse is very well appointed with quality bunks, a well equipped kitchen, a farmhouse table to seat 15 and a large comfortable communal area.

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    Balmaha Bunkhouse / Hostel

    On the banks of Loch Lomond on the West Highland Way, Balmaha Bunkhouse offers quality accommodation. Continental breakfast, bedding, WiFi, tea & coffee are included. The bunkhouse is ideal for hen, stag and family get-togethers. A private self-catering chalet (The Roost) sleeps 4 and there's B&B (en suite) in the main house. Kayaks and Canadian canoes can be hired on site.

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    Mount Cook Adventure Centre

    This not-for-profit organisation is based on the outskirts of the Peak District. Their mission is to provide access to the outdoors for all, especially young people and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Mount Cook offers a range of exciting outdoor activities including Archery, Bush Craft, High Ropes and Zip Wire. The purpose-built Centre can accommodate up to 140 guests in modern ensuite bedrooms, and a further 40 guests in Glamping Pods.

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    Alstonefield Camping Barn

    Close to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, AltonTowers and the Roaches Rocks (great for climbers). Ideal for quiet group get togethers, families, cyclists, walkers, D of E, Scouts, school groups and team building. This is camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn, with log burning stove. Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life. BYO all camping equipment.

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    Coorie Doon

    Ideally situated next to the road to the Isles, the Caledonian Canal (route of the Great Glen Way) and close to the West Highland Way, Nevis Range and the Glencoe Mountain Resort, this stylish cabin offers easy access to world-class hiking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, or simply enjoying the amazing view. Es, the owner and a mountaineer, is happy to offer advice. After a day of adventures return to the luxury of a drying room, underfloor heating and sauna!

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    Slack House Farm

    Slack House Farm is an organic dairy farm overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall. It is on the NCN 72 cycle route and is only 0.5km from the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. The bunkbarn is next to Gladje in the Scypen café and farm shop (Birdoswald cheese is made on-site). The bunkbarn is warm and cosy and has basic self-catering facilities. Breakfasts, farmhouse suppers and packed lunches can be provided.

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    Cohort Hostel

    Located in the centre of St Ives, Cohort is a stylish, friendly hostel. Great facilities include a hot shower in the courtyard for surfers, through to a laundry/drying room. The on-site bar is cheap; there's free WiFi, TV room and comfortable pod beds - all with USB ports, lights, curtains and under-bed storage and a big guest kitchen. Free tea and coffee before 10am. Walk outside to find cafes, bars, galleries, 5 spectacular beaches & the coastal path!

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    Bushey Heath Farm

    Bushey Heath Farm is a family run smallholding in the heart of the Peak District offering summer campsite and all year bunk barns for groups of up to 28 in three self contained units. The larger barn can accommodate occupants of all 3 barns for catering purposes.The farm has been developed with ground source heating, a wind turbine, and rainwater harvesting, so visitors can experience practical sustainable ideas. Sleeping bags/duvets/sheet required.

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    Great Glen Hostel

    Located between mountains and lochs 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness, the Great Glen Hostel is your ideal base. Perfect for touring the Highlands, bagging Munros or paddling rivers and lochs. It's only a short walk to the Great Glen Way. The hostel provides comfortable, well appointed accommodation in twin, family and dormitory rooms and has a shop where you can buy your essentials.

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    Greenhead Hostel

    Situated in the village of Greenhead on Hadrian's Wall, the hostel is ideal for walking the Pennine Way or The Wall or for exploring the nearby Roman heritage sites. It boasts a newly refurbished self-catering kitchen (big enough for large groups). The flexible accommodation can be booked by the bed, the room or for sole use. The hostel is run by Greenhead Hotel (over the road).

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    Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies

    In the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and close to the Pennine Way. These striking timber eco-buildings integrate into their natural surroundings making the most of this remarkable location and providing the perfect base for outdoor adventures. The bunkhouse and bothies provide stylish, modern, versatile & comfortable self catering accommodation which can be used for events, conferences & parties.

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    Sparrowhawk Backpackers

    A small, friendly eco-hostel in the centre of Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park. Popular with cyclists, hikers, bikers, wild swimmers, artists and photographers, A beautifully converted stone stable, with solar-heated showers, kitchen, courtyard, BBQ and secure bike shed. High open moorland, rocky tors, ancient burial sites, stone circles, woods and clear rivers close by. Moretonhampstead has shops, cafés, art galleries and pubs. Cicerone LEJOG & Dartmoor Way cycle routes pass by.

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    Dalehead Bunkhouse

    Dalehead Bunkhouse is on a working hill farm at the remote head of Edale Valley. Providing basic but comfortable accommodation heated by log burner & infrared radiant heat. There is a kitchen with fridge/freezer, a lounge, dining room and plenty of parking. Please bring sleeping bags, pillows and towels. Edale is a very popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, hang-gliders or for enjoying the magnificent scenery.

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    Exmoor Bunkbarn

    Converted from a former granary on a working farm, this eco-friendly bunkbarn is just 1km from Winsford Hill. Perfect for exploring Exmoor on foot, bike or canoe and close to the local attractions. Well equipped with open-plan kitchen, dining/seating and patio for BBQ. BYO sleeping bags, bedding & towels and also shoes/slippers to protect feet from rough barn floor. Sole use at weekends (2 nights min). Rooms can be booked and facilities shared in the week.

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    By the Way Hostel and Campsite

    By The Way Hostel & Campsite lies in the Loch Lomond National Park, halfway between Arrochar's peaks and the grandeur of Glencoe. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with excellent walking, climbing and white water rafting. The accommodation ranges from camping, basic trekker huts to a purpose built 4* hostel with twin, double and dormitory rooms, with great self-catering facilities. For more comfort still there are 2 chalets; one with three bedrooms, one with two.

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    Euro Hostel Glasgow

    Your smarter alternative to a hotel in the city, just five mins' walk from Central Station, with friendly staff, a lively bar and clean comfortable private & shared en suite rooms. Perfect for clubbing, shopping and discovering the city's cultural heritage and live music scene. Or for visiting family, coast to coast cycle rides, attending sporting events or just a good sleep to break a long journey. The VIP suites are ideal for groups.

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    Fort William Backpackers

    Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Fort William is a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. You can start (or end) the West Highland Way in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, go for a boat trip on the sea loch or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering and ice-climbing. Set on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, this cosy hostel provides all you'll need after a day in the hills.

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    Smiddy Bunkhouse

    Find a friendly welcome at this warm & comfortable mountain hostel for your group or family. Enjoy the loch-side location overlooking the Caledonian Canal, 4 miles from Fort William & Ben Nevis with the meeting of the West Highland Way and Great Glen Way on your doorstep. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with advice/instruction/guiding from resident instructors for walking/climbing; river, loch and sea kayaking & dinghy sailing. Equipment hire available. AALS licensed & DofE Approved Activity Provider for expeditions.

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    Lower Penderleath St Ives Farm Hostel

    Just three miles from St Ives' beaches and 5 miles from Penzance, Lower Penderleath Farm Hostel provides self-catering accommodation in four twin rooms and one room with an alpine dormitory for 12. There is also a self contained family maisonette with small kitchen and private shower and toilet. The water on site is natural mineral water sold as bottled mineral water in 1989. Pub food in two local villages is within walking distance.

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    Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge

    This 18th century Highland farm house provides warm & friendly hostel accommodation. Ideally situated within walking distance of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, on the Great Glen Way and with pubs, restaurants and supermarket close by. Residents only bar offers over 70 Scottish beers and 25 Scotch whiskies. Horse riding, fishing, watersports and mountain biking can all be arranged locally. Free parking and free WiFi. Bike storage available except in Jul/Aug.

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    Mendip Bunkhouse

    Larkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) is the Cerberus Spelaeological Society's headquarters and offers well appointed, modern and comfortable accommodation on The Mendips. It is an ideal base for caving, walking, cycling, climbing and for exploring the Somerset countryside. Popular tourist attractions, including Wells, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and the city of Bath, are all within reach. Camping available. Ample parking.

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    Helmsdale Hostel

    Set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale, the hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation including a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with log burning stove. On the NC500 and Lands End John O'Groats route, the hostel is popular with 'end to enders' and walkers exploring the Far North Marilyn Hills. It is also a perfect stop on the way top Orkney. Dogs welcome on request. Groups welcome, discount for sole use. (Currently closed - reopening June 2018)

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    Castle Rock Hostel

    In a wonderful location, facing south with a sunny aspect and panoramic views over the city, Castle Rock Hostel is just steps away from the city centre with the historic Royal Mile, the busy pubs and late-late nightlife of the Grassmarket and Cowgate. Then of course there is the famous Edinburgh Castle. Most of the rooms have no traffic noise and there are loads of great facilities, 24 hour reception and no curfew. With its beautiful and dramatic skyline Edinburgh is truly one of the world's great cities.

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Land’s End to John O’ Groats Walk

There are many many route options to take taking on the Land’s End to John O’ Groats walk (LEJOG)  (or indeed the other way- JOGLE). We particularly like the route which links a number of well known long distance trails from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.  Other options are available on the LDWA website.

England- Land’s End to The end of the Pennine Way

Starting with the Land’s End Trail or the Mary Michael Pilgrim’s Way walkers can head up the spine of Cornwall, go over or around Dartmoor and head up through Devon and Somerset until they meet the Somerset Way in Glastonbury. From Bath the Cotswold Way takes the walker all the way to just east of Gloucester.  On the west of the city is the Severn Way which can be walked all the way to Coalport near Iron Bridge where it meets the Sebrina Way Long Distance bridle path. The Sebrina Way crosses the Trent Valley and heads up into the Southern Peak District.  At Alstonefield it comes close to the Limestone Way and walkers can join this 60 mile route which takes them through the heart of the White Peak all the way to Castleton.  From Castleton it is not a long walk over the hill to Edale and the start of the Pennine Way.    This iconic route, the first National Trail, takes the walker the 251 miles through the Pennine hills to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish Border.  Here it joins the Scottish National Trail.

Scotland- Kirk Yetholm to John O’ Groats

The Scottish National Trail takes the walker through the borders, visits Edinburgh and follows the great canals through Falkirk and North of Glasgow.  Where it meets the West Highland Way.  Here the walker can choose to head up the West Highland way to Fort William and then take the Great Glen Way to Inverness.  Alternatively stay on the the Scottish National Trail as it It heads up through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, across to the Cairngorms and meets the Great Glen Way at Kingussie (however this route may require camping in the Cairngorms). Following the Great Glen past Loch Ness to Inverness the walker will pass stunning scenery.  From Inverness the last stage of the Land’s End to John O’ Groats walk route can be followed using the John O’ Groats Trail which skirts the coast all the way to the tip of mainland Britain.  Just 5 miles west of  the historic end point is BB’s Bunkhouse where you will be made more than welcome after your trip.  The route described is dotted with Independent Hostels along the route.  It is possible to walk the whole Land’s End to John O’ Groats walk route using independent hostels, YHAs and the occasional B&B with the exception of the Scottish National Trail through the Cairngorms which may require a tent.  We would love to hear if you have tried this Land’s End to John O’ Groats walk route or walked another route (either LEJOG or JOGLE) using independent hostels.  Please get in touch with your suggestions so we can update this page

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