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Woodland and forest holidays

Explore our woodland and forest breaks

Looking for a tranquil woodland break? Try something new, escape to the real world of nature and enjoy a peaceful forest experience. With breaks from National Forest to Sherwood Forest and Wales, you can stay at the heart of some of the best forest destinations with YHA.

Our unique properties are perfectly positioned in the best locations for a woodland holiday, where you will meet great people and come back to comfortable accommodation, useful facilities and delightful food. We'll always make sure you have a visit you remember.

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New Forest trees

Forests destinations in England and Wales

At YHA, we’re proud to be in amongst some of the greatest forests destinations in England and Wales. Which is why we are bringing you eight forest destinations you can visit with YHA. Sherwood Forest Let’s start with a well known UK forest...

Major oak trees

Famous trees in England and Wales

At YHA, we’re proud to be in amongst some of the greatest forests destinations in England and Wales. Which is why we are bringing you eight forest destinations you can visit with YHA. Sherwood Forest Let’s start with a well known UK forest...

View from the rocks

Five hostels off the beaten track

Whether it is a bucket and spade holiday you are after or frolicking through a forest, we have the perfect hostels for you to escape to this summer. The best thing about it is you get the whole hostel to yourself with YHA Exclusive Hire, which we are able to offer...

Places to stay in the woodlands

Stay with YHA and discover the beautiful woodlands and forests across England and Wales.

You can explore the woods that are filled with beauty, listen to the wildlife and immerse your senses as you reconnect with the great outdoors. Our hostels are located close to some enchanted woodland and forest destinations in England and Wales, so take your pick and make your forest holiday one to remember.

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Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is home to Robin Hood, rich history and the well-known Sherwood Forest, making it a spot with plenty to see and do.

Places to stay in Nottinghamshire

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Gloucestershire

Filled with idyllic spa and market towns, rolling landscapes and the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire makes the perfect rural retreat.

Places to stay in Gloucestershire

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Derbyshire

Situated in the heart of England, Derbyshire is best known for the Peak District, quaint villages, grand stately homes and rolling countryside.

Places to stay in Derbyshire

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Herefordshire

Herefordshire is known to be one of the most rural counties in England, and it's clear why, with miles of peaceful countryside and rambling opportunities to enjoy.

Places to stay in Herefordshire

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Snowdonia

Snowdonia not only boasts mountain ranges, but beaches, woodlands, lakes, and famous landmarks. There’s plenty to see and do.

Places to stay in Snowdonia

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Lake District

The Lake District is a magical place, filled with enchanted countryside, lakes, woodlands and attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Places to stay in the Lake District

Properties to hire in the woodlands

Hire the whole property to yourself and explore enchanting woodlands and forests located close by.

Make sure to capture the spectacular scenery and splendid views in your memory whilst you discover these magical forest destinations England and Wales have to offer. Our hostels are at the heart of it all, so take your pick and make your forest break one to remember.

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Derbyshire

Whether it’s a manor house or a unique bunkhouse, our properties are at the heart of many great woodlands in the area.

Properties to hire in Derbyshire