Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book my walking holiday?

To book your walking holiday visit our Holidays page choose your walk and fill in the booking form. We will be in touch with you shortly after receiving this information.
Alternatively email us at matt@bookmytrail.com or call on…..
We will be happy to assist with your telephone booking between the hours of 08:30 – 17:00 (Monday to Friday).

How far in advance do I have to book?

Ideally we suggest you book sooner rather than later. During the periods of March – September the popularity of the trails increases, peaking in May and June. Early booking ensures first picks of these accommodations and good rates.
It’s not uncommon for walkers to book holidays on the most popular routes a year in advance.

What if my choice of accommodation isn’t available?

BookmyTrail will make every attempt to obtain your preferred choice of accommodation. However, in the unlikely event that all accommodation is fully booked, we will contact you with an alternative suggestion (for example a possible change of start date or a variation to the route). Often we will find some accommodations will only take your booking over a weekend if you stay for two nights, you will be notified if this is the case and no alternative is available.

How do I pay?

You can make payments to BookmyTrail by:
Card payment on via a secure site using PayPal.
Cheque – made payable to ‘Matthew Usherwood’ and addressed to BookmyTrail, 6 New Close, Blidworth, NG21 0PP
Cash – made payable to BookmyTrail, 6 New Close, Blidworth, NG21 0PP

Can you arrange bag carrying services?

Yes. BookmyTrail works closely with the luggage service providers on each of the National Trails. It often makes a walk far more enjoyable without having all of your kit on your back allowing you to trave llight and not feel burdened or strained.

What if I have to cancel?

If for any reason you have to cancel your walk before the start date or mid-way through, BookmyTrail will take care of all cancellations on your behalf in line with the policy laid out in our terms and conditions.
Please note that deposits and booking fees are non-refundable and cancellations 7 days or less from the start date will also require accommodation charges to be paid in full. Please read our terms and conditions for further details.
BookmyTrail strongly advises that you purchase travel insurance, to cover you in the event of cancellation, illness, baggage loss, etc.

Can BookmyTrail help me with a last minute booking?

Sometimes it’s good to be impulsive and if you see that the weather’s just right and decide on a last minute walking holiday, we’ll do all that we can to arrange it for you.
Please note that due to limited availability of accommodation at some stages of the routes, you may not always receive your preferred type of accommodation. But if you’re willing to mix and match on hotels, guest houses and hostels, every effort will be made to make your walk possible.
A suggestion is to start your walk mid-week during busy times. A weekend start is most popular, so starting on a week-day may mean that more accommodation is available.

Will towels be provided in my accommodation?

Whether or not you’d like towels to be provided is something to consider when choosing the type of accommodation you want.
All hotels and B&Bs provide towels.
Most hostels and bunkhouses do not provide towels.
If you plan to take your own towel, it’s worth bearing in mind that after using it in the morning, you’ll be packing it into your bag damp and it will obviously still be damp when you reach your destination.

Will an evening meal be provided by my accommodation?

There are very few B&Bs that provide evening meals. Any that do will require you to confirm with them in advance that you wish to dine at the B&B.
Specific information for each accommodation establishment we book on your behalf, will be included in the walk pack we’ll send you prior to your start date.

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