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madame cholet

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Walks with good hostel accommodation
« on: 06:26:43, 06/07/18 »
I've done Coast to Coast, Cleveland way and Cumbria Way any suggestions where next with mainly hostel/camping barns and about 7 -10 days.
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bricam2096

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Re: Walks with good hostel accommodation
« Reply #1 on: 08:06:32, 06/07/18 »
I guess it depends on how far you walk each day. The West Highland Way can be done in 5 days, stopping at Balmaha (bunkhouse) then Inverarnan, Tyndrum and Kinlochleven which all have camping cabins then onto Fort William (Independent Hostel). A bus or train can be used at Bridge of Orchy to go back to Tyndrum then back next morning. There was a hostel at Bridge of Orchy station but not sure if it's still open plus it wasn't very well reviewed, plus Tyndrum has a couple of shops and a chippy.

You can then continue onto the Great Glen Way and do that in 4 days stopping at South Laggan, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit which all have independent Hostels. A bus runs along most of the GGW so can be used to go onto Hostels if you can't do the daily mileage then back the next morning.
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Islandplodder

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Re: Walks with good hostel accommodation
« Reply #2 on: 11:49:41, 06/07/18 »

A bit short (only 4 days) but the Herriot Way has hostels all the way round, YHA at Hawes, a yurt or bunkhouse in Keld and a YHA and an indy hostel within shouting distance of Reeth.
St Cuthbert's way has hostels at Kirk Yetholm and Wooler and I am pretty sure there's a bunkhouse at Beal, but you are stuck with a B&B in Jedborough.
If you want to take longer over the WHW, there is a bunkhouse in Drymen and SYHA at Rowerdennan which splits the stages up.  The sticking point is the bunkhouse at Kingshouse being shut, but there are those hobbit houses at the ski place, and you can always get the bus (which is bookable, so they look out for you) back to Tyndrum or Crianlarich, or on to Glencoe where there are hostels.  Then, as Bricam says, the Great Glen Way carries on from the WHW and is fairly well served with hostels.
The only thing with the West Highland Way is it gets quite busy and you have to book well in advance.

madame cholet

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Re: Walks with good hostel accommodation
« Reply #3 on: 20:20:04, 07/07/18 »
Thank you both
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