Run by: Joe Hancock & Jonathan Breeze
Cracking home cooked food and three real ales, mostly from a 20-mile radius. This is a lovely and isolated spot on a beautiful stretch of the Solway Firth. Recently and stylishly renovated the Hope is a beacon of homely comfort in one of the remotest and loveliest stretches of the ride. There’s a secure lock-up and a boiler room for drying out kit. Part of the Cyclists Welcome scheme. Very obliging and right on the route. Look out for interesting items on the specials board. Open all day. Dogs welcome, no charge.
Run by: Sandra Rudd
Ideal for groups, this charming Georgian Grade II listed farmhouse has a splendid bunkhouse in a splendidly converted stable. Stunning views across the marshes and sands to Scotland. You can leave your car here and there’s a secure lock-up. The bunkhouse sleeping area now separate from living area.
Rooms: 1D/T, 1T. B&B: £27 (£30 for single occ). Bunkhouse: sleeps 13, £12 a night. Breakfast from £4. Cooking facilities and pots/pans provided. Drying facilities. VisitBritain: 3-stars. Graded bunkhouse.