Happy New Year to you! Stick with us for a fantastic 12 months. We’re here to make travel and adventure available to absolutely everyone. Every bed, in every hostel, on every night of the year can make a positive difference to somebody – be they holiday-maker, short-breaker, business traveller or backpacker. That’s just for starters. As a leading youth charity, we intensively support travel opportunities for young people – especially those for whom adventures are otherwise out of reach. And our particular focus is on improving physical and mental health and wellbeing through these experiences – and passing on crucial life skills that improve young people’s life chances. Every penny we make goes towards achieving these aims. So, when you choose YHA, you’re helping us transform lives. That’s a pretty good excuse to get away we’d say. In these articles you’ll find all the inspiration you’ll need.

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#LiveMore Moments

Each issue we’ll be sharing some special moments we’ve had staying with YHA. We’d love to hear about your most …


 

 

Jurassic fantastic

Time to invest in the South West If we’re going to inspire young people to discover the world and their …


 

 

Be amazing

Raise money for YHA by joining one of our challenge events – or set your own adventure. Looking to make …


 

 

A Pennine Journey – 88 years in the making

Ron Scholes has always been the adventurous type. In the 1940s, at the age of 14, he set off on …


 

 

The Big Mad Swim

What does 2018 hold for you? If you’re “the world’s least likely adventurer”, as Paula McGuire describes herself …


 

 

Levison Wood

While on expedition around  the Arabian Peninsula, the TV explorer shares his stories of travel and formative YHA adventures. You’re …


 

 

Stepping Out: Hostellers’ Q&A

We spoke to three outdoor enthusiasts to get their thoughts on dorms, dinners and day-walks. Alan Howells Freelance mountain and …


 

 

Vampires, Boggles and walking boots

Ben Lerwill visits the North Yorkshire coast and finds glorious scenery, great hiking – and
the occasional otherworldly presence. A quick …


 

 

9 superb hostels perfect for exploring National Parks

Our National Parks, Britain’s breathing spaces, are landscapes for everyone. These are spaces where
the nation walks, relaxes and plays. …


 

 

One man 100 summits

YHA Ambassador Alex Staniforth made 2017 a year to remember by completing a remarkable UK challenge …


 

 

How to.. start trail running

In the first of a new series, we’ll be looking at ways to get into different outdoor sports,
from canoeing …


 

 

Tried and tested

Four outdoor items put through their paces by the #LiveMoreYHA team. Sherpa Limbu Hoodie The inside label of this hoodie …


 

 

Competition – WIN! 1000 Mile socks worth over £50

We have sets of 1000 Mile Fusion Socks – Sport and Walk models – worth over £50 to give away


 

 

Competition – WIN! Montane Prism Jacket worth £120

Our celebrity interview this issue is with the explorer Levison Wood (see p12-13). His most recent
expedition has seen him …