You may have heard that the YHA are closing camping barns and some simple hostels at the end of February 2017. However the good news is that many of these are privately owned camping barns and hostels and will remain open and welcoming guests as independent establishments.
Are you looking for a new cycling adventure this year? Then why not cycle the Welsh Coast?
Brian Schæfer Dreyer spends a couple of days to explore Caernarfon & Snowdonia.
In the UK there are over 130 hostels & bunkhouses by the sea. From the wild seas of the Cornish Coast to the white sands of the Hebrides, bunkhouses & hostels provide an economical choice of self-catering accommodation in seaside locations.
Independent Hostels & Bunkhouses are the perfect accommodation for groups of families getting together for some fun away from home.
Christmas accommodation in hostels or bunkhouses is an excellent and economical way of spending the Christmas holidays with family or friends. Spend your Christmas together, in the mountains or by the sea and relax and enjoy the holiday season together.
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.
My friends and I decided to walk up Helvellyn, from the summit this mountain overlooks Keswick and the path down comes into the village of Glenridding in Patterdale.
The Isle of Man coastal route provides a number of stunning walks all accessible from where ever you are based.
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.
Having visited Bristol several times but only on day trips, I was excited to finally get to stay around for a few days to explore Bristol , as I checked in to the Rock ‘n’ Bowl hostel in downtown.
I stretch out on a long wooden bench, gently, gently drifting off. A seagull acts as my alarm call, 30 minutes later! Here on Walney Island within site of the lighthouse I’ve been drugged by the sea air.
I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at Birmingham bus station. I had previously been travelling through the city, but never had the time to explore it – before now. Being from Scandinavia, Birmingham is one of those cities that everyone know’s the name of, but few choose to spend their holiday in. I was eager to find out what we are missing out on.
Eight of us, decided this year’s Scottish adventure would be the West Highland Way. We bought a package that organised the week trip for us, but we latter found out that it is possible to walk the way carrying a light backpack and staying in a mixture of hostels and other accommodation.
Many people think of hostels as youth hostels, for young adults, but in many ways it is great to go Hostelling with children. The self catering facilities are ideal for early mealtimes and in some cases hostels come equipped with ready made play mates. Most importantly a stay in a hostel could be the first time your children learn to make friends with holiday makers from other countries.
A whistlestop tour of the magnificent wild landscapes of the Highlands and Islands. The Knoydart peninsula, Loch ness, the Isle of Mull, the iconic Glenfinnan viaduct, all in five days.
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.
On our Garden Walkers trip to Orkney we visited all the places any tourist would want to visit. The standing stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Skail House. All special places to visit which make a lasting impression of the landscape as it would have been thousands of years ago.
This year we decided to drive the new NC500 coastal road, the North Coast 500. I organised a week’s recce, packed my boys into our old van and off we went. The first thing to strike us was the difference in the landscape as we traveled from the flat lands of Caithness where the sky dominates, to the spectacular mountain ranges in the West.
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.