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Top tips for autumn camping

Top tips for autumn camping

The end of the school holidays doesn’t have to mean an end to your adventures in the great outdoors. Autumn camping may not be the first thing to cross your mind when thinking of a mini escape, but there are plenty of benefits to getting out and embracing this time of year:

10 best YHA sites for dogs

10 best YHA sites for dogs

In June YHA announced that dogs are now welcome to stay with their owners at Youth Hostels that offer camping and cabin accommodation.

Dog owners can now take advantage of nearly 60 YHA sites that offer camping pods, cabins, tipis, bell tents and pitch up facilities in their grounds.

Dogs are charged at £5 per night when using YHA’s pods, cabins, tipis and bell tents, however there is no additional charge for dogs where owners choose to bring their own tents and use the pitch up facilities available at 31 Youth Hostels throughout England and Wales.

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Borrowdale

Hostel of the Week Archive: YHA Borrowdale

Where to start with YHA Borrowdale? This alpine-style legend is a favourite with Lake District adventurers and has a unique fun-loving atmosphere. Home to a great bar and staff who know the fells inside out, we've been welcoming hostellers since 1939. Whether you're tackling Scafell Pike or joining our outdoor activities, our riverside location is bound to inspire. Come play in the hills!

New Premium Bell Tents, Tipis and Camping Pods

New Premium Bell Tents, Tipis and Camping Pods

Can’t wait to get glamping this summer? Many of our hostels are welcoming gorgeous new arrivals for the warm season, with camping pods, premium bell tents and tipis landing in our gardens and grounds. If you enjoy camping but prefer a few home comforts – or just fancy a new experience outdoors – these comfortable alternatives are for you.

Here’s what’s new in Camping and Cabins…

New Camping Barn at YHA Castleton

New Camping Barn at YHA Castleton

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall's new camping barn is now open and available for hire. Heating and cooking is done via a wood-burning range stove, which makes the place really cosy. The stove is also great for baking - it makes lovely bread! There's also an electric kettle, a microwave and lighting so you've still got some home comforts. You'll also find hot water, a hot shower and two toilets. The six beds are on a mezzanine sleeping platform, accessed by a ladder, and can be arranged as two doubles and two singles or six singles.

Arctic Cabins in 'The Shire' at YHA Canterbury

Arctic Cabins in 'The Shire' at YHA Canterbury

As 27th March (first open night) creeps closer, staff at YHA Canterbury have their eager little faces pressed against the windows to the hostel garden! They're watching the brilliant teams from Arctic Cabins and Chris French Electrical working together to build our fantastic new hobbit homes.

How to Go Camping with a Donkey

How to Go Camping with a Donkey

By Hannah Engelkamp

Before 2013 I would very rarely, if ever, not know where I was going to lay my head when night fell. It may not always be a comfy place – I’ve done my fair share of sleeping under kitchen tables at house parties and the like, but I’d pretty much always have a plan.

YHA into the 21st century

If you’re up to date with all the latest technology, this new feature is perfect for you. Access Ride with GPS from our new website and you will be able to plot your walking or cycling routes on a Google map and then download files for use on your GPS device. The page will then display the total distance, a graph showing the route gradient and if you’re using public roads a cue sheet with key points and distances.

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