Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
The Cumbria way takes walkers over 70 miles across some of the most fantastic countryside England has to offer. From tranquil lakeside to high mountain passes, there is enough variation to keep the head turning in awe day after day. The first thing many people wish for upon completion is to turn around and do it again!
When walking or cycling a long-distance route. It is sometime nice to sleep somwhere other than your tent. Bunkhouses, hostels and Camping barns on long distance walks offer a cheaper alternative to a hotel and give you the chance to dry out wet kit.
Please click on one of the National Trails (or other long-distance routes) below. You will then see a map of the route with your bunkhouse, hostel and camping barn options marked along with useful links and information about the route.
Starting their 270 mile journey at Edale in The Peak District, Pennine Wayfarers pass through 3 National Parks as they follow the line of peaks that is known as ‘The backbone of England’. Established in 1965, The Pennine Way is England’s oldest and most well known National Trail.
Click for Bunkhouse style accommodation on The Pennine Way.
Devised by Alfred Wainwright, The Coast to Coast Walk is an unofficial National Trail linking St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. Covering over 190 miles, the coast to coast walk passes through 3 National Parks in the picturesque North of England.
Bunkhouse style accommodation on The Coast to Coast.
The West highland way is by far the best known and most popular National Trail in Scotland. The 95 mile walk starts in Milngavie on the outskirts of Scotland’s Largest City, Passes Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest Loch and finishes at the foot of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.
Bunkhouse style accommodation on The West Highland Way.
Following the Great Glen Fault – that diagonal divide across the Scottish highlands, The Great Glen Way takes walkers 75 miles along tranquil Loch-side and canal paths. This National trail is an ideal introduction to long distance walking. Look out for Nessie’ on the way!
Bunkhouse style accommodation on The Great Glen Way.
Originally known as The Whisky Trail, The Speyside Way meanders along The River Spey from Buckie on the Moray coast to the Cairngorms at Aviemore. Look out for historic railway station buildings along the way as well as the abundant whisky distilleries – some offer free samples!
Click for Bunkhouse style accommodation on The Speyside Way.
Established in AD122, Hadrian’s Wall stretches from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bowness on Solway. The Hadrian’s Wall path runs alongside this internationally important historic monument and offers plenty of opportunities to learn about and observe the archaeology which is still an ongoing project.
Click for Bunkhouse style accommodation along Hadrian’s Wall.
Bunkhouses on National Trails and popular Long Distance footpaths
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