Hired sole use Elterwater Hostel becomes a huge holiday cottage with its own dedicated cooks and housekeepers. A house of your own in the stunning valley of Elterwater set among the Langdale Mountains.
Tremadog, Porthmadog and the Traeth Mawr Estuary are inextricably bound up with the 18th Century developments of James Maddock, Lawrence of Arabia and a legendary Welsh prince. Find out more about the legends and history of Wales.
I had seen maps of Skiddaw Mountain showing the lonely Skiddaw House 1500m up on the mountainside miles from any road. I have admired photos of this old keepers house it its isolation but I was still unprepared for my first sighting of it.
Dolgoch has been owned and run by the Elenydd Hostels Trust since 2007 and in that time many improvements have been made; the gas lighting has been replaced by LED lighting powered by solar panels, the new hot showers are similarly powered by solar panels. The roof was replaced and the track to the hostel from the road was resurfaced. Self contained less able accommodation has been installed. Here is the story of Katy Cliffe’s family holiday at Dolgoch in May 2017.
The North Norfolk Coast belongs to the sky. It is filled with coastal wildlife, salt mashes and picaresque villages with ancient roots. There are stunning seascapes, seaside towns and not much evidence of the hurley burly of modern life. That is why Deepdale is such a useful find, unusual in rural North Norfolk, there is tourist information, shopping with great food available, camping and hostel accommodation all in the authentic relaxed village of Deepdale.
Spread the word, tell everyone you know, the story of these valiant little hostels, still battling on, to provide peace and space for those who need it. Run by volunteers and compelled to leave the YHA, read the history of these two farmhouse hostels in the Elenyedd Wilderness. Then come to visit, bring your friends and your family’s and come to the wild Welsh wilderness.
I really enjoyed my first time caving! We went to Long Churn Caves in the Yorkshire Dales. I had no idea of the existence of this whole underground world.
Surrounded by excellent hiking country, the small market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley made the perfect base for a five-night hill-walking break.
The weekend of June 17th 2017. is a fantastic weekend in the Barmouth diary With boat crews and runners coming together to take part in one of the toughest challenges in the sporting calendar.
The Gentian Mountaineering Club’s 2016 spring meet stayed at Badrallaoch Bothy on Little Loch Broom near Dundonnell. Read on to find out what they did with the idyllic views and steadily improving weather forecast.
From Seaside holidays to mountains and moorlands we have fantastic last minute breaks for families, walkers, cyclists, explorers or individuals looking for a holiday this summer.
Set on Bakewell Show Ground in the heart of the Peak District, the Eroica Britannia festival has rightly gained a reputation of being the most handsome bike show in the UK.
School and college groups regularly base their school trip to North Devon at Ocean Backpackers, returning year after year. From university surf clubs riding the waves to educational trips for geography students.
With accommodation of all sizes available for sole use across the UK. Independent Hostels are the perfect accommodation for school groups.
Osmotherley is a pretty Yorkshire village surrounded by the high Yorkshire moors. With the Cleveland Way, The Coast to Coast and the Lyke Wake Walk passing close by, with Cod Beck Reservoir and Mount Grace Priory for more gentle days out, it is an ideal destination for a walking holiday or a family weekend escape.
We arrived at Alnwick youth hostel to the smell of curry drifting into the dining room. A Russian group were staying at the hostel and Andrew and staff were catering for them. We got busy in the self catering kitchen but still couldn’t get the thought of curry out of our minds. A night latter, admitting defeat, we were eating hostel meals with the Russian group.
Snowdon Lodge has an ideal location in the village of Tremadog, 30 mins from the accent of Snowdon and 20-40 mins from the seaside villages of the Llyn Peninsula. Tremadog is well known for a wide variety of climbs and its gentle mico climate. On the softer side of the Snowdonia Mountains, close to the sea.
SLACK HOUSE FARM bunkhouse in Northumberland overlooks Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrians Wall, so its not surprising they name their home made organic cheeses Birdoswald and Birdoswald Blue.
The Gower Peninsula juts out of the south Wales coastline, westwards from Swansea. It was the very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well know for the many beaches along its coastline. I have also discovered a handful of glorious castles , much less well known, but brilliantly adapted for visitors. This combination of good facilities and emptiness make these castles feel like a personal discovery, set as they are in atmospheric rural locations.