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Affiliate Groups

What are Affiliate Groups?

YHA Affiliate Groups – also known as Local Groups – are a way for like-minded people to get together and explore the wonderful network of youth hostels run by YHA in England and Wales, part of the world-wide Hostelling International network. This site has been set up both for people who want to join a group, and for those who run them.

Join a Group

If you're a YHA member and would like to be part of a wider community, YHA Affiliate Groups are for you. There are groups all over the country who are waiting to hear from you! They offer the opportunity to be part of a group of like-minded people who enjoy meeting regularly to share experiences, swap stories and take part in social activities. Browse through the list of affiliated groups below, to find your nearest one.


Organisation Name Group Contact Name Contact number Contact email
Andover Outdoor Group     [email protected]
Barnet YHA Group David Lauder 020 8449 1553 [email protected]
Bedford Outdoor Group Ann Mayhew 01234 781648 [email protected]
Bournemouth Boghoppers Len Mills 01202 777880 [email protected]
Bristol Walking & Hostelling Group Martin Yorke 0117 9701858 [email protected]
Bromley Outdoor Group Alan Sealy 020 8777 6788 [email protected]
Cardiff Outdoor Group Steve Bees 07812 586949 [email protected]
Central London Outdoor Group Garry Gerrish 07974141380 [email protected]
Chelmsford & District YHA Local Group Jim Dixon 01277 654928 [email protected]
Chester & District Walking Group Jon Talbot 01244 660009 [email protected]
Croydon YHA Group - COPSE Andrew Thynne 0208 6565744 [email protected]
Coventry & Warwickshire Outdoor Group Nigel Hickman 02476 454646 [email protected]
Derby Activity Social & Hiking Group Allyson Crackles-Smith 01332-726166 [email protected]
Dunstable & District Walking & Hostelling Group     [email protected]
Durham (North) YHA Local Group John E Gibson   [email protected]
Ealing Outdoor Club Jane Cable   [email protected]
East Cheshire Outdoor Group John Haigh 01625 268692 [email protected]
Epping Forest Outdoor Group Susan Carroll 0208 989 1328 [email protected]
Exeter Outdoor Group Jane Hewitt 01392 660646 [email protected]
Gloucestershire Outdoor Group Elizabeth Macdonald 01452 303832 [email protected]
Guildford Outdoor Group Julie Tidy   [email protected]
Gwydyr Mountain Group David Gray 0151 639 0421 [email protected]
Harrogate Fell and Dale Club Paul Shearman 01423 873330 [email protected]
Harrow and Wembley Outdoor Group - HAWOG Mike   [email protected]
Hostellers Sailing Club John Perry   [email protected]
Ipswich Outdoor Group Paul Wright 7833320306 [email protected]
Kendal Hostellers Geoff Hodkinson 01539 721350 [email protected]
Lancaster & Morecambe      
Leeds YHA Local Group Janice Bairstow   [email protected]
Leicester Local YHA Group Liz Kemp   [email protected]
Lincoln Footprints Group Jean Garner 01522 809964 [email protected]
Manchester YHA Group      
Mid Kent Outdoor Pursuits Group Bohdan Rainczuk   [email protected]
Milton Keynes YHA Local Group     [email protected]
Newport Outdoor Group Sue Shea 07900 604915 [email protected]
Northampton Outdoor Group     [email protected]
Nottingham Outdoor & YHA Group     [email protected]
Notts C.T.C Terry Scott 0115 9863214 [email protected]
Outdoor Lads      
Over 50's YHA Group Carole Houghton 07960 014757 [email protected]
Peak & Northern Footpaths      
Potteries Outdoor Group Sarah Sayburn 01785 280238  
Reading Outdoor Group Ron Cutler 01235 850578 [email protected]
Redhill & Reigate      
Sale Walking & Activity Group Kate Possnett 0161 9429728 [email protected]
Sheffield YHA Local Group     [email protected]
Single Parent Travel Club      
St. Albans Adventure Group     [email protected]
Stafford U3AHostelling group Brian Heathcote 01785 714547 [email protected]
Stockport Walking Outdoors Jack Martin 0161 4271663 [email protected]
Sunderland Local Group David Ritchie 0191 5810490  
Swansea Outdoor Group     [email protected]
Telford & Shropshire outdoor activity Group     [email protected]
Trac-Wakefield Local Group Jackie Richardson 01924 829096 [email protected]
Tyneside Walking & Social Group Julia Fell 0191 286 3829 [email protected]
West Birmingham Walking Group Julian Beck 0121 707 6867 [email protected]
Wharfedale Hillwalkers Richard Coppell 0113 217 5603 [email protected]
Woodcraft Folk Jon Nott 020 7703 4173 [email protected]
Worcester and Malvern Outdoor Group Catherine Lees 01905 424611 [email protected]
YHA Adventure Group (YAG)      


There are numerous Affiliate Groups across England and Wales, so just find the group that’s closest to you and start networking.  If you’d like more information on Affiliate Groups, contact us on 0800 0191 700 / 01629 592 700 or email us [email protected]

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