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Great Adventures with Alan Hinkes

Great Adventures with Alan Hinkes

Alan Hinkes was the first Briton to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks. He was awarded the OBE in 2006 and is the first YHA Ambassador - he's also a past recipient of the coveted Yorkshireman of the Year title. Here he chooses his nine greatest adventures in England and Wales.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Treyarnon

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Treyarnon

Want surfing, live music and one of the best sunsets in the UK? Hang loose 50 metres from the waves at YHA Treyarnon - one of our hippest hostels ever! Learn how to surf with our watersports package or explore the sun-drenched coast of Cornwall. We've got 50 years of hostel experience and tasty bites at our new cafe too. With our laid back vibe, gorgeous beach and awesome line up of gigs (and ales), you'll relax the Cornish way in no time.

Sleep For Peace 2015

Sleep For Peace 2015

Staying at a HI hostel across the globe this month? Look out for staff and guests celebrating #sleepforpeace!

The Sleep for Peace project, initiated by HI-USA in 2013 and supported by Hostelling International reinforces the message that hostelling contributes to building peace through promoting intercultural understanding amongst young people at home and abroad. This initiative reinforces the purpose of HI by celebrating the peace-building benefits of travel, and staying at HI hostels in particular.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ravenstor

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Ravenstor

Discover a home from home hidden in the Peak District - YHA Ravenstor has a welcome as warm as its roaring log fires. Perfectly placed near the Monsal Trail, our remote National Trust country house makes a fab base for adventurous families and groups. Prepare for spectacular valley views, walking and cycling right from the doorstep, and world-famous Derbyshire Dales attractions within reach. And after our makeover, we're cosier than ever.

Three of the most cycle-friendly National Parks in the UK

Three of the most cycle-friendly National Parks in the UK

A host of new cycling schemes, events and investment projects have ensured that cycling within the boundaries of the UK’s National Parks is now better than ever. From brand new cycling shuttle bus services to new and improved cycle paths across tricky terrain, park authorities have been busy developing some of the UK’s most popular routes to ensure parks are as cycle-friendly as possible.

The YHA’s Rugby World Cup Travel Guide

The YHA’s Rugby World Cup Travel Guide

With less than a month to go before the start of the Rugby World Cup, excitement is building as England prepares to host the world’s third largest sporting event. 2.45 million tickets have been sold for matches up and down the country and over 400,000 international visitors are expected to attend 48 thrilling matches in venues across England and Wales.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bryn Gwynant

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Bryn Gwynant

Need some peace and quiet? Sometimes you've just got to escape from it all and climb a mountain! YHA Bryn Gwynant boasts one of our best views in North Wales - overlooking the dramatic ridges of Snowdon and the depths of Llyn Gwynant lake. Whether you're climbing the crags or making a splash with watersports, our quirky Victorian mansion makes an ideal base for a Snowdonia National Park holiday. Gaze into those mountains and feel yourself relax.

Surf Snowdonia Officially Opens

Surf Snowdonia Officially Opens

The opening of Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley this weekend gives Wales another iconic adventure tourism attraction and makes it an adventure destination to rival any in the world.

Wales now has the world's first inland surf lagoon, the longest zip line in the northern hemisphere, the biggest zip zone in Europe, giant underground trampolines and world class mountain biking tracks – which are all pulling in millions of pounds worth of revenue to the Welsh economy every year.

Brighton Pride 2015: Experiencing the UK's biggest LGBT Celebration on a Budget

Brighton Pride 2015: Experiencing the UK's biggest LGBT Celebration on a Budget

Brighton Pride is the stand out event in the Brighton social calendar and every year thousands of people are drawn in to celebrate the iconic LGBT event. Flamboyant and full of fun, visitors flock to the city to enjoy one of the liveliest and most vibrant parades in the UK and this year even our own Brighton hostel, YHA Brighton is taking part in the celebrations.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Edale

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Edale

With the mighty Kinder Scout on its doorstep and miles of wilderness on every side, YHA Edale is the perfect escape for weekend adventurers. Our first Hostel of the Week in the Peak District National Park, this fully renovated hostel is a firm fave with anyone who loves the great outdoors. Whether you're tackling the windswept peaks, exploring local caverns, or pumping adrenaline at our amazing Activity Centre, YHA Edale's location is a top retreat.

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