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Walking & Cycling Holidays

Fri, 19/03/2010 - 10:25
Submitted by rsteadman

Walking and cycling holidays are a great way to see the uk's varied landscapes and also give you the opportunity to spend quality time with the family or loved ones. Why not try something different this year, here are just a few of the options available...


Cornish Coastal Cottage

Are you looking for beautiful scenic coastal and rural walks, picturesque Cornish countryside, glorious sandy beaches and unspoilt fi shing villages. Why not come and stay at Hesselwood Cottage, Harlyn Bay near Padstow. Relax in true Cornish surroundings of a 400 year old cottage, comfortably sleeping 6, large private garden, 500m from coastal path and beach.

Farm Stay UK

For walkers and cyclists Farm Stay UK offers graded accommodation at the heart of the countryside. Many with drying rooms, and lockable storage for cyclists, Farm Stay offers you a warm welcome and the perfect send-off, a fresh farmhouse breakfast that will see you through the whole day!

Cheviot Holiday Cottages

These stunning cottages are the ideal choice for that extra special walking or cycling holiday, located in the tranquil Breamish Valley in beautiful Cheviot Hills Country and Northumberland National Park, experience the freedom, space and seclusion of dramatic open borderland and Heritage Coastline. A myriad of footpaths and bridleways lead from these luxurious Northumbrian style stone cottages.

UK Cycle Holidays

Offering self-guided tours in the gentle landscapes of Norfolk & Suffolk, all routes are designed to visit areas of outstanding natural beauty using quiet lanes & cycle tracks. Holidays can be tailored to suit everyone from beginners to families or groups. Providing everything needed for a relaxing cycle break, excellent accommodation, quality bikes, detailed map/route notes, luggage transfer & breakdown service.

Island Holiday Homes

A short crossing from the Mainland, the Isle of Wight’s unique atmosphere of old world charm benefi ts from miles of breath-taking coastal paths, the famous Tennyson Trail & downland for walkers of all abilities. On the 16th May “Walk the Wight” will raise hundreds of thousands for the IOW Hospice. Stunning homes are available Islandwide.

Scoot Cycling Holidays

believe the devils in the detail. They are passionate about offering the best cycling holidays in Yorkshire’s stunning countryside. New bikes, mapped routes, luggage transfers and inspected local accommodation means you can be sure of a great cycling holiday. Museums, abbeys, castles and grand country houses with great pubs; fabulous restaurants and amazing shopping why not discover Yorkshire on a bike!

Paws For a Walk

Paws for a Walk website offers hundreds of ideas to walkers and their dogs for pet friendly places to stay. From luxurious country house hotels to cosy B & Bs; Traditional pubs to idyllic selfcatering cottages; Canal boats to camping. The website covers the whole of the British Isles, as well as France, Spain and Ireland, and features sections on health and welfare as well as dog friendly places to visit.


Leading adventure travel company Explore offer small group holidays in the UK and worldwide. Drawing on almost 30 years experience, they operate more then 400 small group tours to over 120 countries. Tours here in the UK include climbing Ben Nevis and cycling in the Cotswolds, but these are just the start of the world of adventure they have to offer…


Located in a quiet riverside setting, with mountain views, Speyside Leisure Park is an ideal location for families, couples or groups to follow a wide range of countryside pursuits, within the Cairngorms National Park. Offering a range of, tourist board graded and approved, chalets and caravans, some centrally heated and double glazed to ensure your comfort all year round. For more info email: [email protected]

Mickledore Travel

Explore Britain’s spectacular long distance paths at your own pace. We arrange quality accommodation in village inns, farmhouses and country guest houses. We move your luggage every day, we provide all the maps and guidebooks, we tell you the best places to you can have a holiday.

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Over 300 self-catering cottages in this wonderful unspoilt national park. Many properties sleeping 2 to 40. From a romantic medieval tower to large rambling farmhouses and manor houses - ideal for special occasions, group weekend breaks and family reunions. All are warm and comfortable with oak beams and open fires. Direct access to mountain walking and canoeing, climbing, gliding, mountain biking, pony trekking and sailing Lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Pets welcome. Open all year, short breaks available.

Big Skies Bike Rides

Cycling gives you the freedom to explore and really enjoy Hull and East Yorkshire at your own pace. The East Yorkshire Wolds is a place of big skies and panoramic views encompassing beautiful features and in summer fields of a patchwork of colour. Traffic is generally light and you may well find only skylarks and a hare or two for company.

Discover north Norfolk

In a location ideal for discovering the miles of beaches, coastal footpaths, quiet lanes and countryside; you will be spoilt for choice. Our two hotels, The Victoria at Holkham and The Globe Inn at Wells-next-the-Sea, offer superb accommodation for keen explorers to the north Norfolk coast - as every explorer knows a treat night, or two, is essential on any trip!

Nene Valley Cottages – Oundle,  Northamptonshire

Nene Valley Cottages are three secluded 5 star cottages fitted out to the highest standards, a mile from the main farmhouse, ∏  mile from the road with views over the Nene Valley.

There are 8 miles of tracks for cycling & walking, 2 lakes for coarse fishing. The welcome pack contains sausages and bacon from the farm.

Close to the Houses & gardens of Burghley, Elton and Althorp. and to the market towns of Oundle & Stamford.

Flear Country Cottages and Lodges – South Devon

10 Houses and lodges set in 45 acres Flear Country is well situated, secluded, but “civilisation” isn’t far away, the nearest village boasts an excellent gastro pub.

Our heated indoor pool opens out to a sun terrace with hot tub, with large indoor and outdoor play areas, tennis and walks by the stream, and ponies to feed.

The luxurious cottages and lodges are warm and welcoming, and prices are fully inclusive.

Paddock and Southwold Barns and The Guggle - Shipton Oliffe and Compton Abdale, Cheltenham

Perfect for family holidays, get togethers with friends, our three luxury cottages are situated in the typical Cotswold villages of Shipton Oliffe, Northleach and Compton Abdale. They have been lovingly converted, restored and transformed into 5 Star holiday homes all stylishly furnished. with lovely walks and cycle rides from the doorstep.  Close to Cirencester, Burford  & Cheltenham.

Llwynywermod Estate

Welsh home of Their Royal Highness's The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall; near Myddfai, Llandovery

Forming part of the courtyard range adjoining LLwynywermod, two charming barn conversions located within historic parkland are available for periodic holiday let. Fabulous designer conversions.

Keld Head Farm Cottages – Pickering, North York Moors

Surrounded by meadows nine spacious traditional stone cottages are set around a peaceful courtyard with a fountain and adjoining gardens, with superbly equipped kitchens and are furnished to an extremely high standard yet within walking distance of Pickering

Attractions include the North York Moors steam railway, a 12th century castle, Victorian museum, indoor swimming pool with pretty villages yet close to Yorkshire’s Heritage Coast  & the historic city of York.

Lanercost Holiday Cottages - Cumbria

‘Lanercost’ is a stylish new development of six high class self-catering holiday cottages – all with en-suite facilities, located next to 12th Century Lanercost Priory, just 400 yards from Hadrians Wall, 13 miles northeast of Carlisle, 11 miles from the M6.

Whilst staying in our cottages, take a break from cooking and dine in the nearby Courtyard restaurant using fresh local Cumbrian produce, also available in our well stocked farm shop.

Under your own steam in Wiltshire

Easy to explore, yet off the beaten track, Wiltshire is one of Britain’s best kept secrets. With scenery ranging from rolling chalk downland to gentle Cotswold hills, from a high grassy plateau to acres of ancient woodland, our countryside is as beautiful as it is varied.
With around 8,200 paths and almost half the county designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wiltshire is perfect for walkers. Great tracts of open country and broad horizons make for outstanding views, and you will find walks to suit every level of enthusiasm, from gentle strolls along the canal towpath to classic national trails.
Cyclists will love Wiltshire, too, as the county remains relatively uncrowded, making it ideal for exploring on two wheels. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a relative beginner you will find plenty of options to suit your level of ability from short family hops to challenging long-distance routes.


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