Top tips for autumn camping

The end of the school holidays doesn’t have to mean an end to your adventures in the great outdoors. Autumn …

Top tips for foraging

September is the time of abundance in the hedgerows and woodland of England and Wales. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and elderberries …

Avoiding midges

How to avoid midges

Once largely confined to the Highlands of Scotland, the scourge of the summer Highland midge is spreading south, with reports …

Camping

How to pack for camping

There are more than 40 YHA campsites. Here’s our list of essential items to pack: ✓ Tent and all accessories …

Mountains

How to plan a walking route

Don’t just follow others – planning your own walking route can be a rewarding experience, helping you discover new places …

The Hosteller’s Cookbook

From a sizzling all-you-can eat breakfast to a fish you caught yourself at the beach – good food might be …

How To: be a hostel chef

In this foodie special we’re celebrating some of the country’s best local dishes and ingredients. From Cornish mackerel to Lancashire …

How to: stay fuelled

These no-bake energy balls are perfect for winter walking. They can be made from almost anything you have in your …