Welcome to the RambleFest Home Page
RambleFest details information on rambling in the Great British countryside, including accommodation, guidebooks, maps, where to eat and drink, and public transport.
For Long-Distance Footpaths, we list accommodation, camping, where to eat and drink, and public transport. Most of the Long-Distance Footpath accommodation and other services we list are either on or very close to the long-distance footpath under which they are listed. However, in recognition that many people will be walking the route in separate stages, or maybe only interested in a particular section of the path, we also include those villages or towns further afield which have a railway station or other good public transport links. We also display available guidebooks and maps, for which we provide the facility of buying online. The maps we usually display are the most detailed commercially available: the excellent Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps at 1:25,000 scale. The other maps we display are those which comprise sections of the OS maps). Here is an example of the Guidebooks and Maps we display:
- Guidebooks and Maps: Not only do we display Guidebooks and Maps for each long-distance footpath; we also display guidebooks and maps for National Parks, Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB), and Counties. They can be purchased through us at a much cheaper price than the high street.
- Accommodation: These are listed within the specific footpath pages, and are categorised into Hotels and Inns, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfast, Hostels, and Camping.
- Restaurants: Listed within the specific footpath pages, they are categorised into Restaurants, Cafes and Tea Shops, and Bar Meals.
- Pubs and Bars: Listed within the specific footpath pages, we have tried to include all the pubs and bars along long-distance footpaths. We at Ramblefest are ardent Real Ale fans, and will always try to promote those pubs and bars serving real ale. Pubs where real ale is served tend to be good pubs all-round. To that end, we have mentioned those pubs included in the current Camra Good Beer Guide, and we also provide links to websites devoted to pubs and beer.
- Camping Shops: Although few and far between, it is always handy to know where to buy extra socks, waterproofing etc, or just to have a good look at what is on offer.
- Public Transport: We have given information on railway stations on or close to the paths, and have provided links to National Rail for further information on particular stations. Information for buses is more elusive, but wherever possible we have provided information.
- Photographs: We have a wealth of photographs for many paths, which we will upload in due course, but people are welcome to upload their own photographs to Ramblefest so they can be shared with other ramblers.
If you cannot easily find what you seek, please use the Search Box near the top of the page, which displays results for this site only.
We are continually updating our information, and welcome input and contributions, whether they are photographs, logs of a long-distance footpath walk, or simply info on whether a certain pub sells real ale or provides food.
All our listings are completely free, although we do accept optional payment entirely at your discretion. If you have accommodation, pub, restaurant, etc. which you would like added or updated, please do so using our Contact Us page. We also welcome photographs to add to our individual locations pages.
General Walking Books
Please find below just a small selection of general walking books. We include many more under our Long-Distance Footpaths, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Counties, etc.
We welcome suggestions for inclusion: