Home Exchange, Great Walks in England
Think outside the box -- that is, outside London. There are home exchanges available in many interesting, not-your-usual England, as well as homes for rent. For example, in Herefordshire, June welcomes the latest Walking Festival, which was a huge hit in 2007. The most ambitious trail: the Wye Valley Walk covers a 136 mile route. Where to start looking? I love the name of this Web site: Wyenot.com -- follow accommodations links for homes, hotels, guest houses where you can stay. And check here for info on last year's walking festival.