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Walking & National Trust Cottages go foot in boot!

Walkers and their dog around Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire © Paul Harris

Walkers and their dog around Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire © Paul Harris

The great thing about walking is that is allows everyone to set their own pace and limits. For some it will be short strolls around the glorious gardens or exploring the estate in which their National Trust holiday cottage may be located and for others it will involve strenuous, day long, yomps.

When you think walking you think of The Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors, Snowdonia and Peak District, we offer cosy, welcoming cottages for couples, families and large parties in all of these places.

National Trust cottages are located on or close to many of the countries finest National Trails making ideal bases from which to cherry pick short sections or even take a well earned rest upon completing one.

Pembroke Coastal Path – Our ten cottages at Stackpole sit along side the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path that takes in rugged cliffs and sweeping beaches between St Dogmaeis and Amroth Castle near Tenby.

Hadrian’s Wall Trail – Our cottage at Housesteads is located on Hadrian’s Wall and on this 84 mile trail that encompasses many of the highlights of the Roman occupation of northern England. It starts at Segedenum Roman Fort at Wallsend along the Wall to end on the west coast at Bowness-on-Solway.

North Norfolk Coastal Path and Peddars Way – There are National Trust Cottages located at several points along this beautiful walking trail; near Burnham-Overy-Staithe, on the Sheringham Park Estate and on the Felbrigg Estate near Cromer.

South West Coastal Path – Our cottage on or close to this 630 mile diverse coastal path that takes in the Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset are just too numerous to mention. Many are within site of the path and enjoy amazing coastal views.

Coast to Coast path – Alfred Wainwright’s famous 192 mile trail from St Bede in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire finishes just feet from our Old Coastguards Station apartment. It is worth knowing, if only to explain the joyous, if exhausted, walkers throwing themselves into the water on your door step.

So when planning your next holiday remember, hiking boots, map and National Trust cottages.

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  • The exterior of Stackpole Cottage, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire © Alice Johnston

    Stackpole Cottage

    Pembroke , Pembrokeshire

    A traditional stone farmhouse in one corner of a courtyard complex close to the sea.

  • The exterior of Mrs Preedy's Cottage,Burnham-Overy-Staithe,Norfolk © National Trust

    Mrs Preedy's Cottage

    Burnham-Overy-Staithe , Norfolk

    This traditional double cottage looks over to the millstream.

  • The exterior of Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage, Capel Curig, Conwy © Mike Henton

    Dyffryn Mymbyr Cottage

    Conwy , Conwy

    Restored C16th listed cottage with incredible views located on a working upland farm

  • The exterior of White Edge Lodge, nr Sheffield, Derbyshire © Mike Henton

    White Edge Lodge

    nr Sheffield , Derbyshire

    A wonderful location for an interesting and historic cottage with open views.

  • Exterior frontage of High Lidmoor Farmhouse, Fadmoor, N Yorkshire

    High Lidmoor Farmhouse

    Kirbymoorside , Yorkshire

    Standing in a truly remote location on open moorland on a working sheep farm.

  • Exterior of Lower House, Bossington, Minehead, Somerset

    Lower House

    Minehead , Somerset

    A large part thatched, part tiled former farmhouse close to the North Somerset coast and Exmoor.