Activity breaks

Activity breaks

Adventure seekers sought

Want to cycle down (or up) Snowdonia, walk the fells in the Lake District, climb a limestone crag or paddle down in Devon? Then come and stay with YHA.

We have a collection of unique and historic buildings all over England and Wales, perfectly positioned for a breath-taking and heart-pumping time, while our comfortable beds, practical facilities and delicious food will make sure you’re always ready for adventure.

Let us help you make your adventure real.

cycling activity


We've got hostels available for cyclists that don’t just want to go downhill. You’ll find somewhere to wash the mud off your bike (and yourself) and somewhere safe to store it as well as some of the best cycling routes and mountain bike trails in England and Wales.

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Running activity


For runners that aren’t afraid of a blister or three. Whether you’re looking for somewhere for your running club to stay before a big event, or want to experience wild running with expertly designed pre-mapped running routes, we have a YHA for you.

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walking activity


If your boots are made for walking, we've got beds and rooms waiting for you. From a remote Cumbrian shepherd’s bothy that can only be reached by foot, to a comfortable base camp at the foot of Snowdon, we have YHAs in breath-taking locations, perfectly positioned for some of the best walking trails and tracks in England and Wales.

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Climbing activity


There's space in our hostels for climbers that want to scale new heights. Looking for a mountain to conquer? We have accommodation in unique and historic buildings close to some of the best crags and climbs.

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watersports activity


People that want to dip more than just a toe in are more than welcome to stay with us. Whether you love to be beside the seaside, messing about on the river or larking on lakes, we have YHA’s ideally situated for all your watery adventures.

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With a unique network of hostels spread throughout England & Wales’ most beautiful and inspiring landscapes, YHA couldn’t be better placed to host triathletes looking to challenge themselves on two feet, two wheels and in the water.

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Activity Centres

YHA Activity Centres

Our hostels are perfectly placed to provide brilliant activity breaks for families. Challenge yourself, make lasting bonds and, most importantly, have fun! Chose from YHA Okehampton in Devon or YHA Edale in the heart of the Peak District.

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Family Activity

YHA Activity Holidays

Our Activity Holidays are perfect for families with a sense of adventure! Activity Holidays are great for building family bonds, spending quality time together in a new environment and having fun in the UK countryside.

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Adventure holidays

Fancy having an adventure holiday the YHA way? From coasteering to mountain biking, hiking to white water rafting and everything in between, we’ve got Youth Hostels which are perfectly placed for these kinds of activities. Here are our recommendations for eight of the best adventure holidays in England and Wales.