With Spring in the air, why not put a spring in your step – with a scenic walk around our picturesque locations with Warner Leisure hotels? Enjoy an extended break this Easter with a stay at any one of our hotels, from exploring the historic grounds of Thoresby Hall Hotel and Sherwood Forest to the stunning North Wessex Downs near Littlecote House Hotel, Berkshire.
Whether you’re seeking an extended weekend break by the coast or prefer to be in the heart of the countryside, pick your perfect respite with Warner Leisure Hotels. Our award-winning facilities have been designed to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible, so after a jaunt taking in the incredible views of your nearby surroundings, you can look forward to a relaxing getaway with Warner Leisure Hotels.
For inspiration on an idyllic walk, take a look at the following Warner locations:
1. Nidd Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire. Delight in the Dales with a trip to Nidd Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire. With over 680 square miles of rolling dales and charming villages, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some of the country’s most breath-taking panoramas. Follow the trails with one of the park’s guided walks, or take a stroll along the river on any one of the park’s short walks – from treating yourself to the views of the Settle-Carlisle Line to roaming the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, see another side to nature here in North Yorkshire.
2. Cricket St. Thomas Hotel, Somerset. For those looking to make their Easter getaway at the regal setting of Cricket St. Thomas Hotel, be sure to explore the beauty of the South Somerset countryside. Animal lovers are recommended to take a wander to the Chard Reservoir, where sightings of a wide variety of wildlife species presents the perfect opportunity to get up close with nature – while the impressive views from Ham Hill Country Park overlooking the South Somerset Moors makes the walk across its hilly landscape worth embarking on. For equal doses of peace and quiet as well as bustling activity, be sure to visit the market towns of Yeovil at the 127 acre countryside site of Yeovil Country Park.
3. Gunton Hall Coastal Village, Suffolk. Tempted between the woodland walk and the seaside stroll? When visiting the serene surroundings of Gunton Hall Coastal Village, be sure to discover the range of walks in the nearby valleys as well as beside the sea. Explore the easy going trails of Brandon Country Park and the family-friendly Needham Lake, while the Sailors’ Path between Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh lets you explore the marshes and quaint village of Snape. Additionally, make sure you visit the magical waterland of the Broads – England’s largest nationally protected wetland surrounded by farmland and marshes, along with the spectacular nearby coastline.
4. Littlecote House Hotel, Berkshire . A stay at the charming location of Littlecote House Hotel wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a ramble across an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the stunning landscape of the North Wessex Downs. We recommend the Avebury Walk, where ramblers can take in two other monuments – West Kenney Long Barrow and Silbury Hill. Walking in Wiltshire offers magnificent sights, with this unspoilt countryside providing the ideal setting for a walk filled with plenty to see and do.
5. Norton Grange Coastal Village, Isle of Wight. With the ocean on your doorstep, the seaside retreat of Norton Grange Coastal Village grants you unrivalled views over the shoreline here in the Isle of Wight. The Easy Access walk around Alverstone Mead & Youngwood Copse Nature Reserves lets you learn more about the island’s wildlife and geology, or for those yearning to discover historic relics, take a trip back in time from pre-history all the way through to the Cold War at the Ventnor Downs. Another popular walk is the route from Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay – a three mile hike that takes approximately one hour to complete.
6. Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, North Wales. For a sense of grandeur on your holiday, visit the grand Victorian site of Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel – where being closely situated to both Snowdonia and the coast gives walkers the opportunity to take in the fresh sea air as well as scope incredible views of the Welsh mountain range. From the wheelchair-friendly route of Little Orme where you can catch the sights of seals and birds to the circular walk of Llanfairfechan to Morfa Madryn to watch for oystercatchers, North Wales is filled with a selection of scenic summit trails for you to explore at your leisure. Alternatively, take a look at nearby Rhyl to discover attractions such as the SeaQuarium and Offa’s Dyke Path.
7. Alvaston Hall Hotel, Cheshire. When you’re looking for a rural retreat to unwind during your Easter break, look no further than Alvaston Hall Hotel. Consistently rated for its excellent staff and hospitality, this Cheshire venue also offers excellent scenery – where lovers of nature can revel in a guided daffodil walk near the village of Whitegate. How does a rail walk exploring Knutsford take you? Or maybe you’d enjoy a 3 mile circular route courtesy of the Nantwich Riverside Loop, where walkers can traverse across the fields to the canal beside the River Weaver? If you’re a fan of flora and fauna, head to Alvaston Hall Hotel today.
8. Holme Lacy House Hotel, Herefordshire. For a secluded sanctuary filled with your creature comforts, ‘Holme’ is where the heart is – with Holme Lacy House Hotel, Herefordshire. Its stately interior matches its stately surroundings, where visitors looking to venture beyond the historic courtyards and gardens can indulge in a leisurely ramble with the popular Wye Valley Walk. Wander through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can wander through woodland in Whitestone or for lovers of spring time, the Craig-y-dorth ramble lets you see a spectacular bloom of wild flowers including bluebells, wood anemones, daffodils, snowdrops and primroses.
9. Thoresby Hall Hotel, Nottinghamshire. A magnificent venue set in the beautiful grounds of Thoresby Park, avid ramblers are spoilt for choice in this walker’s paradise of Nottinghamshire. Whatever the weather, Sherwood Forest offers a selection of gentle strolls – from the Oxton Village walks to the Pleasley Vale walks, giving walkers the chance to enjoy a change of scenery from the woodland. For a walk suitable for all seasons, take a stroll through Clumber Park – where a variety of different landscapes takes you across gentle terrain in this National Trust location.
10. Sinah Warren Hotel, Hayling Island, Hampshire. If a waterside break is on the cards this Easter, then visit the Sinah Warren Hotel – where you’re just moments away from the beach as well as some of Hayling Island’s most beautiful trails. See unspoilt beauty at its best with Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Beauty here in Southern England. With a spectacular backdrop of the South Downs complementing this coastal area, explore this expansive stretch of fields and creeks in this popular wildlife haven. Don’t miss out on the Hayling Billy trail that overlooks Langstone Harbour, and for views off the beaten track, take a trudge in the narrow lanes that connect North and South Hayling.
With a whole host of enticing breaks – and walks – to choose from, we hope we’ve given you plenty of holiday inspiration this Easter!