Useful Links

We regularly add links to various websites that we feel will help you get the most from your adventure into the wonderful UK countryside. If you'd like to be considered for inclusion, please do contact
The Yorkshire Dales National Park  - Official website to The Yorkshire Dales National Park...outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage.
The Lake District National Park - With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way and 12 of the largest lakes in England, there's something for everyone!
The Cairngorms National Park - The Cairngorms National Park is Britain's largest National Park. It contains within it a unique range of landscapes, wildlife, habitats, and people.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park - This National Park has something for everyone - low level and hill walking, cycling, boating, golf, wildlife watching and for the more adventurous, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and mountain biking.
The South Downs National Park - Whatever you are looking to do, for residents & visitors alike, the South Downs National Park offers a multitude of things to see and enjoy.
Northumberland National Park - The land of the far horizons - a landscape of limitless beauty from Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviot Hills.
The Broads National Park - The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland and third largest inland waterway, with the status of a national park.
The Snowdonia National Park - Snowdonia attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy its amazing landscapes and the wealth of outdoor activities on offer.
The Brecon Beacons National Park - The scenery here is both beautiful and diverse - rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves.
The Peak District National Park - Make the most of your visit to the glorious Peak District.
Dartmoor National Park - With over 450 miles (730km) of public rights of way, Dartmoor has an abundance of walking routes to suit all tastes and abilities.
Exmoor National Park - A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years.
The North York Moors National Park - The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites.
The New Forest National Park - The New Forest National Park is a unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, gentle farmland, coastal saltmarsh and mudflats and picturesque villages.

Looking for a base to explore either the Lake District or the Lancashire coast? Check out our friends at Lothlorien Holiday Cottage - a two-bedroom, dog-friendly, holiday cottage situated in the pretty village of Kents Bank on the outskirts of Grange-over-Sands.

Coquet Cottages If you're searching for a very special, luxury self-catering holiday cottage in Northumberland then look no further than our friends at Coquet Cottages.

Cool Places - The only website of its kind to focus purely on all kinds of UK accommodation, recommending great places to stay all over the country from cosy B&Bs and idyllic country cottages to the most stylish boutique hotels. Each entry has a first-hand review, all the practical information you need and links to book your accommodation. And uniquely each entry includes links also to all the best stuff to do nearby – local pubs, great walks, the best places to shop, eat and more – making it easy to plan your trip in advance.

Middlehead Cottages In an idyllic setting in the North York Moors National Park nine miles from Pickering, our luxurious, spacious cottages are quietly situated at the end of a private no through road, surrounded by open farmland, meadow, forest & moors.

Cambridge House, Reeth Stay at Cambridge House and enjoy not only a room with stunning views but also a conservatory and garden with views across Swaledale and a guest lounge with log fire.

Riverside Cottages - The spectacular scenery of the Peak District is on your doorstep, with its picturesque villages such as Castleton, Bakewell, Eyam, Edale or Hathersage, all providing cosy cafes, country pubs and colourful shops with Chatsworth House, located a five-minute drive away.

Sykes Holiday Cottages The leading UK holiday cottage booking company with over 25 years’ experience in letting exceptional self-catering cottages across the whole ofthe UK and Ireland. Our hand-picked properties are suited to cater for everyone from pet-friendly, large family homes and cosy rural cottages. Your perfect place awaits.

Holiday Cottages Cumbria - Holiday Cottages Cumbria’s gorgeous cottages are located in the Cartmel valley (South Lakes) & the Lowther valley (N.E. Lake District) providing easy access to the famous lakes of Windermere, Coniston, Derwent Water & Ullswater.

Frith Lodge is a very special Bed and Breakfast ideally located if you are walking the Coast to Coast, Herriot Way, Pennine Way or Pennine Journey. Set in a stunning location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with breathtaking views from every window and scenery that not only changes by the season, but sometimes by the minute!

Elmet Farmhouse - A big toasty 18th-century farmhouse above Hebden Bridge with gorgeous interiors and ravishing hilltop views – like a Turner painting in 3D. A truly special place to stay in a dramatic corner of Yorkshire. So hilly it makes your ears pop!

The Wainwright - The Wainwright is a recently refurbished traditional pub on Lake Road in Keswick town centre that provides a relaxing atmosphere for the casual tourist as well as the committed user of the Fells.

Peak Cottages - At Peak Cottages we know just how important your holidays are, and with over 20 years’ experience in finding our customers their dream getaways we’re confident we can find you yours.

Lakeland Hideaways - With over 27 years’ experience, here at Lakeland Hideaways we offer the very best selection of Lake District cottages in and around Hawkshead and the Cumbrian countryside.

The Farmers Arms in Muker - A fabulous, traditional Yorkshire Dales pub in the heart of Swaledale - and my local for many years!

Keld Lodge - A warm welcome awaits you at Keld Lodge in beautiful upper Swaledale.

Country Cottages Online - features a great selection of holiday homes across the UK including rural retreats, barns, country houses and self-catering lodges.

Hillcrest - This holiday cottage stands on an elevated site on the edge of the village of Low Row in Upper Swaledale with stunning views of the patchwork of walled meadows with the high fell beyond.

Harling House - Harling House is not only perfectly located for The Yorkshire Dales National Park but also The Lake District National Park and the Forest of Bowland. They offer four tastefully decorated rooms all individually furnished with their own en-suite shower room. A great base.

Waitby School - Five Star Gold award-winning self-catering in Kirkby Stephen. Walkers very welcome!

Square and Compass - If you enjoy good food and drink in a lovely location, then you will love our friends at the The Square & Compass near Harrogate.

Low Mill Guest House - A traditional stone-built, Grade II listed, late 18th Century corn mill situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales village of Bainbridge, close to the ancient market town of Hawes.

Pry House - Stay in a traditional dales farmhouse on a working hill farm in beautiful, unspoilt Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. Peace and quiet, fresh air, vast open spaces, miles of rugged, untamed landscape to explore - a place to truly relax and unwind.

Swaledale Country Holidays - We offer a choice of two one-bedroom apartments with hot tub and spectacular panoramic views of upper Swaledale, the ideal base.

Stoneleigh Cottage - Quietly situated in the Yorkshire Dales village of Muker in beautiful Swaledale, Stoneleigh holiday cottage has a picturesque south-facing cottage garden with patio and garden furniture at the front. Two ensuite double rooms with lovely views of the beautiful meadows looking towards the River Swale are also available on a bed and breakfast basis. Hard to beat location for those either looking for a tranquil stay or to explore the glorious countryside on the doorstep.

Country Hideaways - Country Hideaways is a family run business offering first class holiday cottages in Wensleydale and surrounding dales in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

1 South View - A welcoming self catering holiday cottage in Burtersett, UpperWensleydale that's perfect for couples and small families.

Sallys Cottages - Sally's Cottages has over 300 Lake District Cottages, many of which have superb views, walks from the door and open fires.
Thornsgill House B&B - A 4 Star Silver Award winning family run B&B in the lovely village of Askrigg in Wensleydale.

Keepers Cottage - A perfect Cumbrian holiday cottage nestling quietly at the end of a short woodland drive.

Holiday Cottages - For over 25 years they have been providing a first class service and helping people find their perfect cottage in popular holiday destinations.

Valley View Farm - Six holiday cottages situated in the beautiful surroundings of Old Byland, near Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Stunning views from the cottages over the grazing sheep across the Yorkshire Moors. Friendly, affordable accommodation.

The Extra Mile - Comfortable fully furnished holiday lets in easy to reach locations. The South West of England is a great place to go on holiday. It has everything from sandy beaches and lovely countryside to theme parks and ancient underground passages, as well as some of the best food in the country.

Lawson's Studio - A charming 18th century holiday cottage in the conservation village of Castle Bolton, Lawson's Studio has a picturesque view of Wensleydale. Nestled alongside the village green and facing South, this quirky former artist's studio enjoys stunning panoramas, with the spectacular medieval fortress of Bolton Castle only 200 yards along the lane and viewable from the lounge.
Kendal Mountaineering Services  - Providers of quality bespoke outdoor activity and skills trainings courses in The Lake District, Wales and Scotland.
Walkers Ways - Walkers Ways specialise in organising self-guided walking holidays on the West Highland Way, which is situated on the West coast of Scotland covering 96 miles of beautiful Scenery.

Navigate Northumberland - We provide Navigation Courses and Guided Walks in the stunning Northumberland National Park and along the beautiful Northumberland Coast.
Mickledore Travel - Specialists in self guided walking holidays and cycling trips in the UK for the independent traveller.
My Pennines - Matt O’Brien’s website featuring hundreds of walks from the Peak District all the way to the Cheviot Hills.
North East Guides - Guided walks and navigation courses in the North of England.
Peak Mountaineering - Specialist providers of UK and overseas mountain activities and training based in the Peak District National Park.
Kevin Walker Mountain Activities - Kevin offers effective navigation and hill-skills training, plus astonishing walking breaks in the Welsh mountains.
Wast Water Photography - Mark Gilligan is an award winning landscape photographer, author and writer who specialises in the outstanding landscape of the Lake District but also enjoys working throughout the North of England.

Sebastien Coell Photography - offers landscape photography of the UK, Europe and Scandinavia which includes a large selection of Cornish Seascape and Dartmoor Prints
Stewart Smith Photography - Stewart is an award winning landscape photographer whose work is frequently published in local and national magazines.Stewart also took the cover shot for our Lakeland Pack 2 walking guide.
Graeme Peacock Photographic Imagery - One of the best known and most highly regarded photographers of landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, castles, stately homes, people and transport in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Cumbria
Rheged Centre - There's plenty on offer for you at Rheged in Cumbria with a bustling calendar of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained.

The Happy Hiker - Provides free simple to follow directions for various walking routes, including GPS downloads and gives basic advice on a variety of walking issues.
Baby Routes - Combining parenthood with travel, hiking and the great outdoors: visit Baby Routes for free walks, days out, tips and reviews.
Walking on the Web - Creating an overview of walking in Europe "Our mission is to bring you the most comprehensive information on walking in Europe, including walking routes, walking festivals, walking holidays, retailers and equipment and all free to view."
The Quirky Traveller - Share Zoe's love of travel and life’s more quirky aspects.
My Outdoors - The latest news and views on hillwalking and outdoors...
Get Out With The Kids - Your Guide to Family Adventures.

The Robin Hood Way - The first long distance recreational footpath established in Nottinghamshire.

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