Long Distance Walks and Cycling

Long distance walks and long distance cycling are an excellent and very rewarding way of seeing the country. And what better way is there to experience the local culture than to stay at Independent Hostels along the route.  Independent Hostels cater specifically for walkers and cyclists with drying rooms, secure bike storage and single over night stay welcome. They have self catering kitchens and common areas where you can meet other walkers and cyclists on the trail.  There are often private rooms and sometimes meals can be provided.  Even the basic camping barns provide a much lighter option then camping, allowing you to enjoy the trail without heavy packs and panniers.

What ever trail you are looking at there is sure to be independent hostels and bunkhouses nearby.   For some of the iconic Long Distance Walks such as the Pennine Way and long distance cycling such as the C2C route, we have created articles showing the hostels and bunkhouses along the route.   Links to these articles are shown in the table below.

LONG DISTANCE: Coast to Coast Walk | The Pennine Way | C2C Cycle | Great Glen Way | West Highland Way | Beacons Way | White Peak Loop | Lon Las Cymru Cycle Route


There are many other walks and trails such as Hadrian’s Wall, Offas Dyke,  West Highland Way, Lands End to John O Groats (Lejog), South West Cost Path, Wales Coast Path, South Downs Way, North Downs Way.   For these you can research your route using our detailed maps of hostel and bunkhouse locations.  There are links to these maps on the table below.

English Maps: London | South | West Country | Peak District | Central and Shropshire | East | Lake District | Yorkshire | Pennines | Northumberland
WELSH MAPS: Snowdonia | Mid Wales | Pembrokeshire | South Wales
SCOTTISH MAPS: South Scotland | Trossachs | West Coast | Cairngorms & Moray | Loch ness | North East Highlands | Hebrides | Orkney