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Posted on Mon 01 May 2023 in Events

Walking on the Isle of Portland in 2006

Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May

The Bunker, Portland

Spend the bank holiday weekend exploring the Isle of Portland and the Jurassic Coast of Dorset.

The Bunker is a small independent hostel close to Portland Harbour and Chesil Beach. It has a spacious dining room and kitchen, every bedroom has a shower and sink, and all bedding is provided. We have exclusive use of the hostel for the three nights.

Nearby attractions include the coastal walk to Portland Bill with its lighthouse and visitor centre, Portland Castle and the Castletown D-Day Centre, plus a choice of pubs a short stroll away.

Location: ///goodbyes.crest.widget Grid ref: SY682738, Postcode DT5 1AL.

Deposit £78 to book your bed.

Mounthooly Bunkhouse

Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June

Mounthooly & St Cuthbert's Way, Northumberland

Dave P

Mounthooly is a remote but comfortable bunkhouse in the beautiful College Valley in North Northumberland, just below the Hen Hole and The Cheviot, less than a mile from the Scottish border.

We'll use Mounthooly as a base to walk St Cuthbert's Way over 6 days, using cars/taxis to access each section. This 63 mile trail links Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders, where St.Cuthbert was prior in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place.

There are also options for low level walks in the College Valley as well as climbs in the Cheviot Hills. Wildlife in the valley includes red squirrels, otters and a thriving population of feral goats.

Following 7 nights at Mounthooly Bunkhouse, we'll spend 2 nights at Edmundbyers hostel, a cosy 17th century inn near Consett, ideal for exploring the Durham Dales and visiting Beamish open-air museum.

All bedding is provided at both hostels.

Deposit £150 please. (Total cost of the trip is expected to be roughly £400 per person, including accommodation, meals and petrol contribution).

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th June

The Cotswolds and the Thames Path


Three nights at The Barrel Store hostel in Cirencester to explore the Cotswolds, with the option of walking to the source of the Thames for those of us planning to complete the Thames Path.

In the centre of Cirencester, historic Roman town and "Capital of the Cotswolds", the Barrel Store is a well-appointed hostel in part of the old brewery.

Deposit £84 please.

Thursday 21st September to Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Isles of Scilly

We'll be staying at Longstone Lodge in the centre of St.Mary's (the largest of the islands). The lodge provides high quality hostel-style accommodation; we can get there by ferry from Penzance, and then take day trips for coastal walks exploring each of the five inhabited islands and possibly boat trips to see a few of the uninhabited islands.

  • Thursday 21 September Train to Penzance - YHA Penzance hostel (2 nights)

  • Friday 22 September Day to explore Penzance

  • Saturday 23 September Morning Ferry to St Mary's, Scilly - Longstone Lodge (9 nights)

  • 8 full days to explore the islands

  • Monday 2 October Afternoon Ferry to Penzance - Longboat Inn, Penzance (1 night)

  • Tuesday 3 October Train to London

This trip has proved very popular and is now fully booked.