Clink Hostel’s ‘Stay and Play’ gives musicians and travellers a free bed for the night in the nation’s capital, and all they have to do in return is play at Clink78’s smartly refurbished bar,
On Friday the 22nd of March, gale force winds started, combined with snowfalls, which were horizontal and relentless for 4 days over Skiddaw. The result was huge snowdrifts on the access track, making it impossible to get in and out of Skiddaw House hostel for 3 weeks.
When we woke the next morning we were amazed with the countryside views from our room! We couldn’t wait to get out and explore the area around Thorney How Hostel.
A National Trust Basecamp is a bunkhouse offering simple self catering accommodation, not only for groups of volunteers taking part in conservation work but also for other groups looking to escape to the country.
I would recommend spending a holiday in Dumfries, it has some stunning coastline and many hidden gems.
Groups seeking value accommodation will find a huge variety of places to stay with the Independent Hostels UK network (IHUK) of over 300 houses, cottages, camping barns and bunkhouses across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
I would recommend this trip to anyone. You see a delightful area of England, breathe real fresh air, hardly any road noise and, when the weather is kind.
We started our walk, straight from the David Donaldson Field Studies Base out along the coast path of the Isle of Purbeck. As soon as we reached the sea at Deadmans Bay we got held up by the hundreds of fossils set in the mud stone. The weather was so hot that the children swam and everyone waded out into the water to see the fossils set in the seabed.
The Lake District has been a popular holiday destination for over 100 years and as a National Park is protected from over-development. However you can still stay in some of the most isolate and protected locations by using the Lake District camping barns.
Independent Hostels, Bunk Houses and Camping Barns are useful resources for bird watching breaks – not only do they offer great value, but are also in many of the quieter remote areas and they particularly welcome bird watchers.