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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.

Monsal Trail wins national award

Monsal Trail wins national award

The Monsal Trail in the Peak District has been voted as the UK’s favourite National Cycle Network route under 30 miles, in a poll hosted by charity Sustrans. Our very own YHA Ravenstor sits right next to the trail if you'd like to experience it for yourself!

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.

Tropical Butterfly House Help Safeguard Species: Top 10 Bird Species Benefitting from Zoos

Tropical Butterfly House Help Safeguard Species:  Top 10 Bird Species Benefitting from Zoos

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums, has compiled a list of the top ten birds benefitting from the work of zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland.

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.

5 Famous Film and TV Locations that will inspire you to explore rural England and Wales

5 Famous Film and TV Locations that will inspire you to explore rural England and Wales

If you love film and TV and are looking to explore the scenic hidden gems of rural England and Wales, you have the perfect opportunity to plan a trip to some of the country’s most iconic and historical film and TV locations. From the cult British classic Withnail and I to popular literary adaptations such as Pride and Prejudice and Far From The Madding Crowd, there are a number of iconic and recognisable country manors, cottages and villages for film and TV buffs to explore across England and Wales.

Bracknell to Bath on the National Cycling Route 4

Bracknell to Bath on the National Cycling Route 4

By Paulo Seth

Few weeks ago I was watching the Cycle Show on ITV4 and they brought a piece celebrating the 20 years of Sustrans in the UK. They recorded a portion of that show riding on what is known as the Bath Two Tunnels Greenway circuit, a 13 miles (21 Km) long circular route around Bath.

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