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Take a Hike

If you’re one to take to the fields, to the hills, to the open stretches of wild, these are for you. The spaces with access to the panoramic vistas, the lofty climbs, the views you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Take a hike is only one type of experience that features in The Wild 100, our selection of the incredible things that come with our stays. You can see the full 100 here, or sign up to our newsletter and have them sent to you in inspiring episodes over the next few weeks.

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Haedd, Shropshire

91. Woodland walks & historic paths

A ten-minute drive to Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre, with Long Mynd and the Shropshire hills in easy reach, Haedd is a wanderer’s dream. Best of all, backed by ancient woodland, if you’re looking for walks – all you need do is step out the door. At day’s end, soothe your weary feet in the hot tub.

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The Quarryman's Bothy, Yorkshire

92. Wild walks galore

Walks are abundant here. Even checking in takes a 15-minute stroll from the parking. You won’t mind when you arrive, and find yourself two miles from the nearest dwelling. Surrounded by endless fields, moor to the north, and AONBs to the east and west, this is walking heaven.

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The Hog House, Cumbria

93. Lofty Lake District fells

Every angle looks out upon the fells at The Hog House, you’re surrounded by the lofty peaks of the Lake District fells. Whether you want to just stroll straight up the 20-minute climb to Black Fell, or explore a little further, and follow your partner up Scafell, the options are endless.

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Cottage in the Clouds, Cumbria

94. Perfectly named

The name suits, given that it’s known as one of the remotest homes in England. Cottage in the Clouds is a ten-minute walk to Coniston Water, or a similar time to the local woods spread about the hills. But no matter the direction, you’re strolling about the Lake District.

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The Portland, Derbyshire

95. Bucket List walks

Found in Edale, the starting point for some of the best open access walks in England and official start of the Pennine Way, you couldn’t get a better place to begin some epic hikes. From around Kinder Plateau to down Jacob’s Ladder, there’s more than enough for any walker’s bucket list.

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Wilding Wagon, Herefordshire

96. The secret path

The Offa's Dyke Path runs straight through the village near Wilding Wagon, with miles of hiking in either direction, but there's also a footpath running from a gate in the lower field, that only locals really know about. It takes you up Newchurch Hill to stunning 360° views from the top.

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Ty Twt, Conwy

97. On Snowdonia’s doorstep

Perfect for venturing into Snowdonia, Ty Twt’s also great for a few days of restorative, relaxing downtime after that big hike. There’s a rocking chair on the veranda where you can sip coffee in the morning and stargaze at night, a private woodland and an outdoor cooking area with BBQ & wood-fired pizza oven.

The Lake, Cornwall

98. A quarry to yourself

A flooded quarry, simple comfort, peace and privacy reign, other than the odd walker or army training on the moor, it’s like the lake, the countryside, the whole world, are yours and yours alone. Huge vistas of moorland lead out from your door, with miles of walking trails to nearby tors.

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Lofftwen Longhouse, Powys

99. Last wilderness of Wales

Sitting in 320 acres of farmland amongst the Cambrian Mountains, known as The Last Wilderness of Wales. There are no distractions here, just the chance to fully immerse yourself in nature, and then come home to bathe in natural spring water in the feature bathtub.

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The Stag, Cumbria

100. Endless hikes

From this remote spot, you can hike an endless selection of trails, spotting wildlife from badgers to buzzards. There are warming climbs and stunning views up Blencathra and Skiddaw to the north or Helvellyn to the south, and more gentle strolls down the old railway line into Threlkeld and Keswick.

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