A hotel group has launched special packages for walkers in Cumbria.

The Inn Collection Group's Walk Inn Breaks package combines the tranquillity of scenic treks with cosy accommodations.

First introduced in 2021 in response to the demand for outdoor activities, the package offers two-night bed and breakfast stays along with dinner at the inn on the first night.

Geared towards celebrating the nation's love for walking, the package is available from April to October across 30 inns located in beautiful settings of northern England and Wales.

Walking has been established as an effective way of preventing diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease through a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day.

The package encourages healthy physical activity by providing plenty of easily accessible walking routes from the inns.

The initiative has been endorsed by Julia Bradbury and Cumbria's celebrity Springer Spaniels Max, Paddy and Harry.

Maps from walking-books.com provided by the package highlight the best walks and trails in the area.

The early bird guests can enjoy breakfast available from 7.30am and those bringing along their pet pooches will have the usual overnight dog charge of £15 per dog waived.

This year, the Inn Collection Group's quick expansion will allow guests to discover beautiful new properties and locations through Walk Inn Breaks.

First-time offerings will be available at Offshore, The Ripon Inn, The Tynemouth Castle Inn and The Ullswater Inn.

These new establishments provide access to picturesque areas like the Fylde and North Tyneside coasts, the UK's third smallest city, and the Patterdale Valley.

Rooms director at the Inn Collection Group, Kate Bentley, spoke highly of the Walk Inn Breaks after having generated almost 7,000 room nights and over £1m in revenues in 2023.

"Our Walk Inn breaks have been encouraging people to discover new places and scenery that is quite literally on the doorstep of our inns for three seasons now and we see that they are as popular as ever," she remarked.

Ms Bentley stressed their aspiration to appeal to all kinds of visitors, from the most accomplished hiker to those who enjoy a leisurely stroll, underlining their commitment to another busy summer through Walk Inn Breaks.