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Every memorable adventure begins with a great place to base yourself.

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.

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Exterior or HIghlnad Basecamp in Lochaline with their sign

The perfect place for Walkers or Mountain Bikers

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??

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Exterior of stone Bunkbarn in glorious sunshine

Winter discounts at a magical woodland hostel

Brighten up those drab Winter weekends in January & February, gather your friends/family and book Shining Cliff Hostel. On the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire and surrounded by 600 acres of ancient woodland, lakes and crags it’s a real escape. Something everyone will remember. It’s accessible only on foot down a woodland track, (it’s a 10 minute walk, wheelbarrows are supplied for your luggage!) And the great news is that weekends in Jan and Feb will cost just £300 per night for a max of 20 people. That’s just £15 per person per night. Oh and dogs are welcome too (please mention your dogs when booking).

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Shining Cliff Hostel

Winter months in Shropshire

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

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night sky showing stars over the long mynd and all stretton bunkhouse wild

Last minute whole-hostel booking availability for Christmas at Moffat Hostel, Southern Scotland

Are you looking for Christmas accommodation for a group of up to 12 people? Perhaps in an undiscovered picturesque Scottish town nestled in the hills? Maybe a short stroll from a distillery? Possibly down the road from one of the UK’s biggest waterfalls?

We have the answer! Take a whole-hostel booking from 23rd-27th December at Moffat Hostel in Southern Scotland! We have two cosy lounges, a pool table, a self-catering kitchen, and five ensuite bedrooms that can accommodate up to 12 people.

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Winter weekend offer at fab Devon farmhouse hostel

Ashclyst Farm hostel is making weekend escapes to the East Devon countryside last even longer this winter. You can now check in at 12 noon on Friday and checkout at 7 pm on Sunday evening. It so much more fun and much easier to arrive in the day light. What’s more, you’ll have a few more daylight hours to explore the local area before you settle in to the home comforts of this wonderful hostel. Perfect for small groups of friends and extended families.

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ashclyst farm hostel

Love cycling? Whether it be road, gravel or MTB, Capel Tanrallt has everything you need and is in the perfect location in North Wales.

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.

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Pre-Christmas break

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.

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Walkers accommodation on the South Downs Way, as it crosses the River Arun.

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.

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Pine dining table and chairs in front of log burner adn french windows at South Downs Bunkhouse near Arundel

Why make a detour to Wooler from the Ravenber Way?

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.

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Comfort at wooler hostel

Stonehenge Hostel is just over 3 miles from King Alfred’s Way

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.

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door of stonehenge hostel with YHA and Independent Hostels signs

Cyclists accommodation worth a scenic detour

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.

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cycling to Puttenham barn

Eco Lodge on King Alfred’s Way

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.

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Celebrities on the doorstep

At lunch time today Vernon Kay and his entourage ran past our office as part of his Children in Need Ultra Marathon Challenge. Looking super relaxed, he gave us a big smile as we cheered him on his way. If you haven’t donated yet here’s a link: BBC Children in Need

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Vernon Kay running past The Pav for CHildren in Need Nov 23