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HOSTELLING


Programme 2017

Venue Dates Organiser NOTES
Bristol YHA 6th Anniversary Birthday Bash! 16th - 20th Jan Helen City centre. Train advised. History, culture etc
Canterbury independent hostel - Kipps 20th - 24th March Hazel Close Cathedral. Culture, museums, shops, walks
Derwentwater Independent Suitable Trail holiday also 22nd - 26th May Tom Georgian mansion Derwent Water. Short walks, lake cruises, places of interest. Buses.
Kettlewell, Wharfedale 12th -16th June Jenni Small village, lovely area, train & bus access. Good walking & lots more to do.
Kington YHA Welsh Marches 10th - 14th July Sue Historic market town. Walks, places of interest. Shop, pubs. Sole use
Llangollen, on R. Dee, N Wales 7th to 11th August Norman Small town, places of interest & hill walking. Train & bus
The Sill YHA, Hadrian's Wall 4th - 8th September Kathryn New build hostel. Train/bus access History! the Wall, museums, forts Hourly bus to nearby towns.
Windermere Lake District Backpackers 16th - 20th October Sarah Sm central s/c hostel. Sole use Walks. Train & Bus
Beverley YHA November 13th to 17th Hadewien Former Friary nr Minster. Sole Use. Market town, all facilities. 10m Hull 2017 City of Culture

Planning meetings take place on the first Friday of each month (except August) from 11.00. You are all very welcome to come and join us to find out about and help organise our trips. It is envisaged that visits to hostels will be planned for alternate months.

Relaxing at the Salisbury hostel Glastonbury Tor March 2016



Hostels vary in the facilities offered. Some, like the Stratford-on-Avon one, have a wide range of accommodation including private facilities, bookable at a supplement, but some are more basic.
Stafford U3A now has group membership of the YHA, entitling all Stafford U3A members to stay at any YHA facility worldwide whilst travelling with an organised Stafford U3A group without the need to enrol as individual members.
To find out more about this group:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.


At the summit of Pen-y-Fan, highest peak in South Wales, July 2016 The Hostelling Group at Ingleton, November 2015


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