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We organise trips to destinations all over the UK and Europe. Most involve walking or cycling, and often sightseeing. Group sizes range from 8 to 10 members, on a cycle tour for example, to 25 or more when we hire an entire youth hostel. Trips are organised by members and run at cost. Participants arrange their own travel.


Youth hostels are ideal for large groups and we arrange spring, summer, autumn and New Year hostel trips in scenic areas of the UK with good walking options. There are also two or more trips a year to the Lake District, for mountain walkers. Often we book a whole hostel for exclusive use. Sometimes members may also reserve rooms in hotels or b&bs, although overall numbers on trips are normally limited.  


For most European and cycling trips, members book their own accommodation. Cycle-touring and backpacking holidays usually mean staying in a different place every night and following a route navigated by the leader. We also do city breaks abroad, which are more loosely organised, allowing participants to explore in small groups. Camping has recently become popular too, with tent owners getting together via a WhatsApp group to arrange stays at UK sites.


In 2023 our programme featured 20 trips away. These are the trips currently scheduled for the rest of this year: 

Vienna, 15-20 April: city break with walks in the Vienna Woods (booked) 

Chepstow, 3-7 May: hostel trip near the Wye Valley and Offa's Dyke (booked)

Helsinki, 23-28 May: city break exploring the capital of Finland

Whitby to Grimsby, June: cycle tour following the North Sea Cycle Route

Edale, 14-17 June: camping trip in the heart of the Peak District (booked)

Yorkshire Three Peaks, 28-30 June: mountain walking in the Pennines

Sheringham, 5-10 July: seaside hostel trip on the North Norfolk coast

Ennerdale and Buttermere, 23-29 July: Lake District trip in two locations

Swedish coast, August: cycle tour staying in self-booked accommodation

Dartington, 23-26 August: Devon walking trip in hostel-style rooms (booked)

Ballater, 21-28 September: mountain walking in Scotland (booked)

Aberystwyth, 17-22 October: walking and sightseeing on the Welsh coast

Rhodes, 28 October-3 November: a week of sightseeing on a Greek island

Portland Bill, 14-18 November: coastal walking on this Dorset promontory

Llandudno, 28 December-2 January 2025: New Year trip in North Wales

Lake District view with walkers resting on a rocky summit above a lake
Three cyclists with bikes in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
Walkers in a Swiss valley with snow-topped peaks in the background
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