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Eco-friendly breaks in the UK

We want to be as green as our logo because taking care of the environment is an essential part of what we do. We do everything we can to keep the outdoors looking fresh. Some of our buildings are purpose-built using sustainable materials and processes. They’re in locations easy to get to by public transport, and their proximity to natural wonders inspires us all to protect the environment for future generations. We were founded on a love of the great outdoors. In the modern world of environmentally conscious travelling, we aim to be at the lead of eco-tourism. Here are some of our most exciting eco-friendly breaks in the UK.

YHA Eskdale

YHA Eskdale exterior

Situated on the edge of one of the Lake District’s most awe-inspiring wilderness areas, YHA Eskdale is a hidden gem. The hostel has reduced its carbon footprint massively because of providing renewable heat and electricity through the use of a biomass boiler and solar panels. There’s even a wildlife trail and a nature hide on the grounds if you fancy doing some birdwatching.

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YHA Blaxhall

YHA Blaxhall exterior

YHA Blaxhall is located on the edge of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also the site of a community recycling scheme. Boasting a garden that encourages biodiversity, YHA Blaxhall has some cracking green credentials. It is a great choice for both the environmentally friendly traveller and the nature lover among you.

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YHA Black Sail

YHA Black Sail exterior

Looking for a secluded eco-friendly break? YHA Black Sail is definitely a crowd favourite because of its location, location, location. That, quite simply, is what YHA Black Sail is all about. Remote and accessible only on foot, it’s a unique rural retreat that lovers of the great outdoors can normally only dream about. Leave your gadgets at home – there’s no WiFi or phone reception here, so make sure to make the most of the wonderful surroundings.

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YHA National Forest

YHA National Forest exterior

YHA National Forest is a hostel that supports local businesses and embeds it firmly in the heart of the community it serves. Serving up organic wines, local ales and produce from the National Forest, it offers a rural, back-to-basics feel despite its modern comforts. This hostel has a range of features. From solar panels to spray taps and showers designed to reduce water consumption.

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Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite hostel is YHA Perranporth.

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