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Holiday Bases

Crieff Hydro Hotel, Crieff, Scotland

Crieff Hydro

The Crieff Hydro has been open since 1868. Today it is a hotel with over 60 onsite activities, making it a big draw for families and couples seeking fun and adventure. The complex has seven restaurants, cafes and bars, 215 bedrooms in the hotel and 55 self-catering lodges. The Crieff Hydro is part of a family of 8 fabulous hotels across Perthshire, The Borders and West Highlands including the Kingshouse Hotel at the head of the Glencoe Valley.

Langdale Valley, Lake District

Great Langdale

Explore the beautiful Great Langdale valley with six classic walks from the historic Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Each walk has a trail description, interactive Ordnance Survey map and a GPS data file that can be downloaded. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is a classic walking and climbing hotel, and all the main Langdale Valley peaks can be accessed from the hotel without the need of a car to reach the start of the walk.

Peebles Hydro Hotel, Peebles, Scotland

Peebles Hydro

The Peebles Hydro hotel has been at the heart of the Peebles community since 1878. Today it is a spa hotel with several restaurants and bars and numerous onsite activities, making it a big draw for those seeking fun and adventure. The hotel is part of a family of 8 fabulous hotels across Perthshire, The Borders and West Highlands

Readers' Trails


Trail Author Distance  
Oxford - Otmoor to Cuddesdon via Shotover Hill Peter 27.8 miles / 44.8 kms
Henfield via Blackstone & Shermanbury 8.4 miles Ian Anthomy 8.5 miles / 13.6 kms
Glaramara and Scafell Pike Rob Stanley 8.6 miles / 13.8 kms
Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag from Buttermere Rob Stanley 7.3 miles / 11.8 kms
Plumpton station to Wivelsfield station Juliet 6.5 miles / 10.4 kms
Bluebell circuit from Plumpton station Juliet 7.6 miles / 12.2 kms
Plumpton stn to Blackbrook and Plumpton woods Juliet 7.1 miles / 11.5 kms
Trail to Pinkhill Lock Frank Minderman 9.4 miles / 15.2 kms
Aviemore to Fort William Rob Stanley 82.5 miles / 132.7 kms
Chiselhampton to Great Milton Karen Gill 3 miles / 4.9 kms

Featured Regions

Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England


With its spectacular Jurassic Coast, rolling hills, beautiful beaches, historic houses and gardens, ancient castles and forts, idyllic villages and charming market towns, Dorset is truly unique. Quiet country lanes and a network of footpaths and cycle trails make it an ideal walking and cycling holiday destination.

St Cross, Winchester, Hampshire, England


Hampshire is a striking blend of beautiful coastline, rolling hills and valleys with crystal clear trout streams, forests and ancient woodlands, enchanting villages, medieval towns and the great industrial ports of Southampton and Portsmouth.

Whire Cliffs of Dover, Kent, England


Follow the chalk hills of the North Downs to the coast where you will find award winning beaches and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Kent's rich history and heritage can be seen in the naval ports along the Thames estuary, the stunning Leeds Castle and the ancient settlements and beautiful cathedrals of Rochester and Canterbury.

Historic church, Oxfordshire, England


Discover one of Britain's most beautiful regions, an area of diverse landscapes, pretty villages and the vibrant and inspiring city of Oxford. Explore the hills, secluded river valleys and medieval villages of the Cotswolds or follow the River Thames through Oxford and Henley to the rolling hills of the Chilterns.

Hampton Court, Surrey, England


The meadows, heaths and ancient woodlands of the North Downs are a haven for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. Explore historic villages and vibrant towns, visit stately homes with their landscaped gardens and experience a wealth of world-class attractions and contemporary arts venues all just a stone's throw from London.

Poppy fields, South Downs, Sussex, England


The hills of the South Downs and the Sussex Weald are dotted with delightful villages waiting to be explored. Along the coast you will find the lively towns of Brighton and Eastbourne, the wildlife-rich inlets of Chichester Harbour and the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters.

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