the river nidd at knaresborough in north yorkshire

Enjoy a Stay in Rural England for Countryside Walks

As the daffodils make their appearance across England there is something for walkers of all ages and interests across the country.

The English countryside is home to many areas of natural beauty including national parks, forest and woodland areas and coastal, river or canal paths.


Situated in the north east, Northumberland is the most northern of the English counties, sharing a border with Scotland.

The striking country house of Mafton Hall is a 19th century mansion surrounded by 300 acres of parkland with a rose garden. It is a short walk from the property to the famous Hadrian’s Wall.

hadrians wall in northumberland england
Hadrian’s Wall

The property has deals on throughout March, April and May 2020 for Sunday to Thursday night stays. Offering a nights accommodation for two people in a double or twin room with a full English breakfast for £89, other benefits such as late checkout and spa discounts are also included.


In the north west, Cumbria is famously home to the Lake District but there is also an area of the Yorkshire Dales which lies within its boundaries. For an overnight stay with access to both these national parks there is the Barbon Inn. This 17th century building was formerly a coaching inn. It sits within the Yorkshire Dales, is surrounded by hiking trails and is only a short drive from the lakes.

Yorkshire Dales

Until 31st May 2020 the property has discounted rates on twin, double, king and super king rooms including breakfast and discounts on evening meals.

North Yorkshire

Many historic, rural and coastal spots can be found in North Yorkshire that are perfect for cliff, seaside and country walks. There are many small villages and towns dotted around the county including Harrogate, Knaresborough or Goldsborough, home of the Bay Horse Country Inn. This small 5 bedroomed country pub has held on to many of its original features and is close to the River Nidd and Mother Shipton’s Cave.

the river nidd at knaresborough in north yorkshire
The River Nidd at Knaresborough

The Bay Horse Inn have special offers on Sunday to Thursday stays from 1st March until 31st May, including a complimentary gin and tonic or soft drink on arrival.


The Gibbon Bridge Hotel in the Forest of Bowland is the perfect location to explore the natural beauty of Lancashire. The rooms offer views over the gardens and nearby fells. Surrounded by walking and cycle routes within the forest there are many other attractions nearby including the wild boar park and Lonridge Fell. Other activities include stargazing at Beacon Fell Country Park or the 9 kilometre Tolkien Trail, a circular walk through Hurst Green, a location that inspired JRR Tolkien when writing the Lord of the Rings.

stargazing at becon fell country park in lancashire

From 1st April until 30th June 2020 there are breakfasts and three course meals included in the room price plus an early check in time of 12:00.


In the south west, Somerset borders Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon and Dorset. Famous for its cheddar cheese and cider there is a lot to see and do around the county. Next to the Mendip Hills is the deluxe country mansion Ston Easton Park Hotel. Set within 36 acres of land with the river Norr flowing through it, it has been named one of the West Country’s most romantic estates by Condé Nest Traveller.

Close to the historical town of Bath, the historical site of Stonehenge, Cheddar gorge and Glastonbury’s tor and abbey, the hotel is offering deals on their rooms and meals until 30th April 2020.

Cave at Cheddar Gorge


Land’s End is England’s most south-western point. The rugged coastline offers clifftop walks, water sports and is also an area for the South West Coast Path. According to Visit Cornwall it has been a popular destination since ancient Greek times when it was referred to as the ‘Place of the sun’.

Land’s End, Cornwall

In Penzance, the Land’s End Hotel are offering deals on their rooms, to include breakfast plus a Cornish cream tea per guest during their stay. The Victorian building is situated on the granite cliffs and the grounds offer spectacular panoramic views over the Celtic Sea, the heritage coast and Longships Lighthouse.

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