Participating hostels

Many of our hostels are hosting activities for YHA's first Festival of Walking – take your pick!

A warm welcome across England and Wales

YHA hostels are ready to welcome tentative trekkers and hardened hikers during YHA’s Festival of Walking.

Our staff are knowledgeable about local routes and things to see and do in the area. Plus, many of our places are stocked with maps and other items that are handy for walkers.

Participating hostels

We’ve chosen hostels in spectacular scenery to host walking activities especially for the festival.

Whether you join an organised event, stop in at one of our cafes en route or use YHA as a convenient base for your walk, we hope you have a great day out in the great outdoors.

What's on offer

 25% off stays at selected hostels

 Guided social walks

 Free maps and route guides

 Free cuppa at selected hostels

 Special fundraising events

East Midlands

East of England


North East of England

North West of England

South East of England

South West of England


West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Take part in the festival

Festival of Walking

YHA and walking just go together - discover our walking festival

Social walks

Open to all, our guided social walks are led by experienced leaders

Self-guided walks

Walk your own way with free maps and route instructions

Fundraising events

Help support YHA with one of our walking challenge events