Holidays & Trips Away

Different places to walk are a nice thing about trips away!
It was a tad on the snowy side in Bala (fortunately the lake was at the bottom of the hill, unfortunately the stream wasn’t)

It was a bit snowy in places in Bala

We try to have weekends and longer trips away, about two or three times a year. These trips are volunteer organised and lead. In the past we’ve been to Somerset, Dorset and Snowdonia on weekend trips; the Lake District, Perthshire and Spain on longer trips.

Each trip away is different, depending upon the organiser, but all have a mix of days walks and evening socialising, whether down the local establishment, or sitting around a large (and usually full) dinning table. If we have any trips coming up, below is the place to find them! – if there isn’t any there, have you ever thought of organising one?

Trips away coming up!

Easter in the Peaks! @ YHA Hartington Hall
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

Join us for a special Easter trip to the Peak District!

Our base will be YHA Hartington Hall in Hartington. The organiser has stayed here twice before, so you can be assured this is an excellent hostel – rating of 92% on YHA & 8.8 on!

Log fires, oak panelling and plenty of original features make this 17th century manor house perfect for our Easter long weekend adventure. The hostel is in a lovely, unspoilt area – with the beautiful Peak District literally on our doorstep.

The plan is to arrive on the Thursday afternoon/evening so we have the whole of Good Friday, Saturday & Easter Sunday for walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside. On Monday we hope to visit Chatsworth House (30 min drive from the Hostel) before heading back to Berkshire. You don’t even need to take a day off work!

Exact details of walks/evening socials will be posted nearer the time! We will also try to coordinate lift shares from Berkshire to minimise travel cost and of course our carbon footprint!

TWO DORMITORIES have been reserved for the 4 nights – 1 female and 1 male (6 beds in each). 

To reserve your spot, please contact the organiser ASAP! Cost per person for the 4 nights is £119.34. We may be able to get this 15% cheaper, but this would be worse case scenario! 

The hostel does an excellent breakfast (£6.95 per person) as well as pack lunches and dinners which can be booked in advance.

If you would prefer to stay in alternative accommodation, Hartington has a number of B&B options. There are also many other room options at the hostel itself – please book directly through YHA to get the best price!

Any questions please just ask! Should be an amazing trip!

Here are a few photos I have taken on past visits!