Camping gear

Gear: cool stuff

OEX Helios EV Hydrodown 300 Sleeping Bag An excellent new 3-season sleeping bag from OEX, with water-repellent duck down ensuring …

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 …

Brighton BA i360

Brighton rocks

Leisure and pleasure are Brighton’s raisons d’être. Ever since the profligate Prince Regent swaggered down here in 1783 with his …

Hannah James

Hostellers Q&A

We spoke to three outdoor enthusiasts to get their thoughts on dorms, dinners and day-walks. Hannah James “Welsh girl, country …