Holiday near Tenby

Lawrenny Hostel is a community run hostel in a unique landscape only 10 minutes from the stunning south Pembrokeshire coast. We spent a family holiday here at the beginning of the summer holidays and found so many brilliant things to do.

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Explore the Great Scottish Outdoors at Saddle Mountain Hostel

Nestled amongst mountains, glens, lochs and forests in the Great Glen, Saddle Mountain Hostel is a great location for exploring the great outdoors of the Scottish Highlands. You won’t have to go far to discover our stunning scenery and heritage. Munro bagging, hiking, cycling, paddling, day trips – we have it all!

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Saddle Mountain

Running Hadrian’s Wall

Maria from Uruguay suggested running Hadrian’s Wall when we were at 4000m in Nepal. It had never entered my head. Anyway, as it was a chance for a reunion and 50th birthday celebrations with some runners we’d met in Nepal, I offered to organise it.

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Hadrians Wall. Hostel or Bunkhouse accommodation at Slack House Farm & Florries Bunkhouse

Autumn Adventures in Glencoe

Our intrepid hill running friend & blogger, Virginia, has been adventuring again. This time she stayed at the iconic WHW Kingshouse Hostel and ran from there. Read on to get her insight, tips and advice.

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The Great Outdoors Awards are here!

We’re happy to see a few familiar names on the shortlists. It is always a joy to see people showing the benefits of getting outside in the fresh air, the awards have highlighted some of the people who’ve been doing just that.

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great outdoor awards

Norfolk at its best

We had a few days on the Broads ahead of us but before we climbed into canoes and set sail we visited The Old Red Lion in Castle Acre and we’re glad we did. The landscape of Norfolk is ancient and very different to the never ending hills of our base in the Peak District, but our wonderful host Alison made us feel right at home nonetheless.

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Castle acre through the garden

Waterloo for a weekend: How I Discovered London

Lily has been out in the big city, for a weekend in Waterloo. She loved her stay… “Compared to the Derbyshire countryside that I’m used to, it was a nerve-racking experience being in the city at all! But as we sat on the peaceful hill surrounded by likeminded people, I was reminded of home.”

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Lily soaking up the sun in Waterloo

Seals and stays in Seahouses

If you’re visiting Seahouses then you simply can’t miss a boat trip to The Farne Islands, a short 30 minute boat ride from the harbour. The Farnes is home to incredible wildlife and is a great place for diving and snorkelling adventures.

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Diving in Seahouses

A sunny weekend in Hull

As soon as we met Glen, I knew that we were in a friendly city. Glen is the manager of Hull Trinity Backpackers, and he started off our holiday with a friendly greeting and a personal tour of all of the best places to visit in the city.

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Sunny weekend in Hull - City breaks in England