We’ve had some interesting weather recently at All Stretton Bunkhouse in Shropshire over the last week and it leaves you wondering about venturing in to the great outdoors
Pentre Bach Bunkhouse is still free over the New Year. Why not gather a group of friends together and see the New Year in surrounded by the mountains of Snowdonia? The bunkhouse sleeps 16 in alpine-style accommodation with sleeping platforms and (thick) mattresses. Just bring your own sleeping bags & pillows. You’ll be hard-pressed to find cheaper accommodation around over the New Year.
The Sail Loft Bunkhouse can accommodate up to 25 people, on an exclusive use basis, making it an ideal location for larger family gatherings or get togethers with friends.
And that’s where Highland Basecamp comes in. Situated in Lochaline, one of the most remote places of the Scottish Highlands and on the shores of the Sound of Mull you are sure of an adventurous time when you stay here. Whatever your passion, be it diving, hiking, cycling or kayaking, Highland Basecamp offers you, your friends and your dog a warm, cosy & wallet-friendly stay. With under floor heating, large fluffy towels, sturdy wooden bunks, hotel quality bedding and hot showers you can’t help but be comfortable.
Stay Howgills has so much to offer walkers or mountain bikers. Tucked away in Ravonstonedale in the northern part of the Yorkshire Dales there are numerous walking and mountain biking routes close by. In fact Wainwright’s Pennine Journey literally passes the front door. A former stone barn, the accommodation has been carefully planned with guests comfort at the heart of the decision making. Underfloor heating, comfy sofas, a laundry, super fast fibre broadband await you after a day’s activity. Outside there’s a garden, patio, seating, a firepit, hammock and BBQ, plus ample parking and a secure bike shed. What more could you ask for??
All Stretton Bunkhouse is nestled in the Batch Valley – part of the Long Mynd – in Shropshire. Shropshire is great county and easily accessible from most parts of the England and North Wales for those re-unions or family gatherings
Allendale Bunkhouse provides accommodation for groups on the Market Square in Allendale with cafes, and pubs nearby. It can be reached from the Ravember way by following the official guidebooks alternative route from Philipson’s Fold to Allendale Town along Isaac’s Tea Trail.
We are situated on the edge of Eryri/ Snowdonia and within easy reach of the Llŷn Penisula. We have some of the best road biking in the UK on our doorstep, as well as amazing gravel routes straight from the front door. There is everything that you might need to make a cycling holiday easy and enjoyable. Rest happy knowing your bikes are stored securely indoors and enjoy warming up after a long ride next to our wood pellet stove.
December in the West Allen Valley and moors above Carrshield can be an amazing time.. We still have vacancies, so come and enjoy a pre-Christmas break. We cannot promise snow, but you will get a warm welcome.
The South Downs Bunkhouse welcomes individual walkers, cyclists & runners for single-night stays or longer. A beautifully converted barn on a working farm with self-catering kitchen, clothes washing & drying, and secure bike storage & bike wash. There are pubs serving meals and cafes within walking distance. If you fancy even more luxury there are Bed and Breakfast rooms just across the courtyard.
The Ravenber Way Guidebook provides an alternative route to Wooler close to the last leg of the journey. This leaves the main route before Auchop Cairn and travels via The Cheviot, Broadstruthers, and across Wooler Common. Wooler Youth Hostel is great for walkers with en suite bedrooms, a chatty common room, drying facilities, self-catering kitchen and pubs and cafes nearby. From Wooler head to Westnewton Bridge to pick up the next section of the route.
Three miles from Amesbury with the possibility of a route avoiding the busy A303 dual carriageway. We would love to hear about routes from anyone who has cycled from Amesbury to Stonehenge Hostel. This YHA-affiliated hostel has a mixture of private rooms and dorms. It has a self catering kitchen and on site cafe which is open for breakfast.
Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse is a 6 mile off-road detour from The King Alfreds Way. Leave King Alfreds Way at Farnham and follow the North Downs Way to the village of Puttenham. Puttenham Barn, is a converted historic barn offering simple accommodations for walkers & cyclists. There is a volunteer warden to welcome you, excellent pub food in the village and a secure cycle shed.
Right on King Alfreds Way South Downs Eco Lodge, at the Sustainability Centre, provides private rooms with a shared self-catering kitchen, B&B rooms and a campsite with yurts & secluded pitches. The Sustainability Centre has a café and there are pubs, shops & take-aways 2 miles away.
Often welcoming campers ,with hostel beds available at shorter notice, this hostel is only a few steps from the historic Ridgeway National Trail close to Wantage. The Court Hill Centre enjoys breathtaking views over the Vale of the White Horse, right on the route of King Alfreds Way. Reclaimed barns provide a community cafe, camping and hostel accommodation in small private rooms with a self-catering kitchen and a beautiful common area which retains the impressive proportions and atmosphere of the old barn.
This is how far you need to step off the path to stay and rest your weary legs at Alston Youth Hostel!
And what is not to love? It’s in the beautiful Malvern Hills ANOB, yet is just a hop and a skip to the pretty sap town of Malvern. What’s more, it’s easily accessible from the M5 and Birmingham. The Centre sleeps up to 114, across three accommodation blocks. There’s a commercial kitchen and plenty of space for workshops etc. PLUS a whole range of outdoor activities can be provided if required.
This is an opportunity to get in at the start of a new business. You could become a partner in a joint venture or lease the hostel and create your own business.