Online Guides

Cycle routes
Sustrans national cycle routes guide, including long distance leisure routes

Walking Routes
Links to walks posted from numerous sources.

The Walking Englishman
A fantastic treasure trove of ideas for walks with maps, photographs and descriptions.

British Walks
Plenty of ideas and inspiration for walks.

Happy Hiker
Provides simple to follow directions for walking various routes, including GPS downloads and gives basic advice on a variety of walking issues.

UK rivers guide
The canoeists’ and kayakers’ internet guide to most UK rivers

Trekking Britain
Good route guides with maps and gps files.

Walks (southern England)
Descriptions of walks, particularly in Essex, Cornwall, Suffolk, Herts, Hants & links to other areas.

Books and Maps

Cicerone guides
Guidebooks for walkers, trekkers, mountaineers, climbers and cyclists.

The map superstore – always at great prices

The go to shop for niche maps and guide books when all else fails

Great climbing guide books for the UK and beyond

The BMC Shop
Collection of mountain literature, guide books & more

Outdoor Clubs

The British Mountaineering Council
Working for climbers, hillwalkers & mountaineers. Join the BMC or join a BMC affiliated club.

Austrian Alpine Club (UK)
Great club of likeminded souls with some great benefits including some brilliant rescue insurance

Rambling and Walking Clubs
Comprehensive links to rambling and walking clubs across the UK.

Outdoor Duo
Enjoy the outdoors (and life) hand in hand with a fellow enthusiast through this outdoor dating site.

Outdoor Forums

UK Climbing
The biggest and oldest UK climbers’ online magazine and community. Includes guides to climbing routes.

UK Hillwalking
A hill walkers’ online magazine and community

Walking Forum
For discussing all aspects of country walking & hiking in the UK with boards for general chat, gear, photography,
and all the popular UK walking destinations.

Cycling UK
The UK’s largest cycling charity’s online magazine and community.

UK Rivers Guidebook community forum for canoeists and kayakers

Peak District Accommodation

Middle Cottage – Eyam

A heart-warming getaway in the unspoilt village of Eyam in the Peak District National Park. Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms.

Staffordshire Moorlands & Peak District Luxury Holiday Accommodation

Luxury holiday cottage in the Peak District ideally placed at the foot of the Roaches

Gratton Grange Farm House bed and Breakfast plus Holiday Cottage

Beautiful 16th Century farm-house accommodation in the heart of the Peak District

Bank Cottage – Hope Valley Cottages

Say hello to Will’s friends Chris and Caroline and book into their lovely cottage in the beautiful Peak District village of Bradwell

Lea Cottage – Foolow

Grade II listed limestone barn.  Lovingly restored and has been welcoming guests for more than 12 years

Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre
Camping and Bunkhouse, Pindale Road, Hope, Derbyshire, S33 6RN, Tel: 01433 620111

YHA – Losehill Hall
Castleton, Derbyshire S33 8WB, Tel: 0870 770 5758

Causeway House
Back Street, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WE, Tel: 01433 623291

Dunscar Farm
Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA, 01433 620483

Four Seasons B&B
Spital House, How Lane, Hope Valley, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WJ, Tel: 01433 620 655

Swiss House
How Lane, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WJ, 01433 621098

Willow Croft
Pindale Road, Hope Valley, Castleton, S33 8WU, Tel: 01433 620400

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn
How Lane, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WJ, Tel: 01433 620330

Sheffield Accommodation

Brocco on the Park Boutique bedrooms and neighbourhood kitchen 92 Brocco Bank, Sheffield, S11 8RS 0114 266 1233

Finkle Green Bed & Breakfast, Finkle Street Lane, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DH, 0114 2881520,
Located to the north of Sheffield and ideally placed for cycling along the Trans Pennine Trail.

Fox Hagg Farm campsite, Lodge Lane, Rivelin, S6 5SN, 0114 230 5589
May only take caravans and campervans – but tent dwellers should ask.
(Dog friendly too. Call the campsite to book before turning up).

Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, S10 3ER
0114 222 8810,

Hillsborough Hotel, 54-58 Langsett Rd, Sheffield S6 2UB, 0114 232 2100

Jonas Hotel, The Endcliffe Village, Endcliffe Cres, Sheffield S10 3ER, 0114 222 8816

Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Rd, Sheffield S7 1NQ, 0114 258 3811

Russell Scott Hostels, 28 Brandreth Road, S6 3JU, 01142 334691
This is a cheap option – though the online reviews don’t look too hot!

Wyming Brook Farm, Soughley Lane, S10 4QX, 0114 3276751 (caravans only)
Call the campsite to book before turning up

Sheffield Holiday Cottages, Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, 07932 362656
Delightful cottages on the edge of Sheffield and the cusp of the Peak District

Plan your stay in Sheffield with KAYAK

Hill and Mountain Weather Forecasts

Mountain Weather Information System (MWIS)
Met Office Mountain Weather Forecast
Norwegian Meteorological Service

Travel Resources

The Man in Seat 61 – This site explains how to travel comfortably & affordably by train or ferry where you might think air was now the only option. Particularly good for obscure destinations. portal, which compares offers from many other portals and helps you to find the cheapest apartment or a holiday house

Maris Freighters – Book a cabin on a freighter!

Sail Indonesia – Join a yacht to get to Australia from Indonesia – Be a crew and join a yacht

Budget Your Trip – Cost of travel from around the world

Online flight operators 

Flight Network
Canada’s top travel brand with great flight deals including price drop protection

Skyscanners – compare flight prices worldwide