Author Archives: Matthew Usherwood

Spotlight on: Robeanne House, Shiptonthorpe, The Yorkshire Wolds Way

Despite being one of the quieter National Trails, the Yorkshire Wold’s Way still boasts an impressive array of accommodation options along much of the walk. One such accommodation is Robeanne House, based in Shiptonthorpe, a stones throw from the town … Read More

Why my solo female clients ask me, ‘Is this trail safe?’

With yet another public figure in the limelight regarding his conduct while in a position of power towards a member of the opposite sex, I’ve been reflecting on my feelings around this issue, in context with BookMyTrail and my majority … Read More

Great British Pilgrimages

For the majority of people walking long-distance trails, the experience is a bucket list destination, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The walk is often planned around a busy schedule, other commitments, usually being pushed back due to the hurry of life and … Read More

20 Things you probably didn’t know about me which are unrelated to hiking and booking trails

That title isn’t going to capture any search engine traffic now is it. Well it doesn’t really matter as I hope my audience enjoy this post. For a while now I have spoken about long-distance walking, booking holidays and how … Read More

10 Things you can expect from your British walking holiday

Culture alert! It’s too easy when living somewhere to forget that your country has a culture. Living in your own culture makes you forget its there in the first place, however, guests from afar will notice the nuances and quirks … Read More

Trail of the Week – The Northumberland Coast Path

The Northumberland Coast Path is a relatively steady-going long-distance walk stretching 62 miles from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. Unlike other coastal routes in the UK the Northumberland Coast path, albeit undeservingly gets a fraction of … Read More

Competition Time!

WIN! A years subscription of OS Digital Maps! Delivered to your address in a beautifully designed gift pack. To enter for a chance to WIN simply leave a comment on the BookMyTrail Facebook Page telling me about your favorite place … Read More

The Western Front Way Long Distance Path

The New Western Front way is a European Walking route which stretches from the French Alps in the South to the Belgian coast in the North. This unique route is based on the Historical Narrative of the WW2 Western front, … Read More

Hadrian’s Wall Interactive Map

Through a few years of putting together Hadrian’s Wall Path Itineraries, I thought it was time to share that information with you. Below is a Google Map, featuring accommodation which I frequently book for my clients. This tried and tested … Read More

Hadrian’s Wall Path Baggage Transfer Comparison

There’s a lot of destinations for hikers to enjoy in the UK. We are perhaps a little overwhelmed with choice when it comes to long distance routes. With the surge of popularity in long distance walking as an alternative to … Read More

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