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20 of the best UK hotels, B&Bs and campsites for walkers

After a day’s hiking, a cosy place to bed down for the night feels like heaven. All these boltholes are in walking country and many offer extras such as guides, pick-ups and picnics

At the foot of the imposing Cadair Idris mountains, the Old Rectory in Tal-y-Llyn offers access to Snowdonia’s quieter southern reaches, as well as good walking around the nearby market town of Machynlleth, including Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail. Two of the B&B’s four attractive lake-view rooms have big, free-standing baths, ideal for an end-of-walk soak, or muscles can be soothed in the hot tub outside.
Walks An easy 2-mile trail loops around Tal-y-Llyn lake – look out for otters. A tougher haul is the climb up 893-metre Cadair Idris along the Minffordd Path via Llyn Cau (6 miles).
Double from £100 B&B, rectoryonthelake.co.uk

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10 of the best night-time festivals this autumn

Welcome in the longer, colder nights with these after-dark arts festivals around the world, lighting up cities with installations, performance and other creative activity

“Less sleep, more art”, say the creatives of Toronto, who are transforming the city for an all-nighter of contemporary art hosted by major cultural institutions, indie arts venues and public spaces. The varied programme includes film, sound installation, kinetic sculpture, artist talks, live performances in unusual settings: from a Mongolian yurt to an American Airstream, a walk-through 3D model of the night sky, and even a creative (edible) project in the form of dumplings from around the world.
29-30 September (7pm-8am), free, nuitblancheto.com

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