YHA Affiliate Groups

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www.yha.org.uk/affiliate-groups

Visits to the Website658
Overview

'YHA Affiliate Groups – also known as Local Groups – are a way for like-minded people to get together and explore the wonderful network of youth hostels run by YHA in England and Wales, part of the world-wide Hostelling International network.'

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Views of 'Full' Record1295

www.andoveroutdoorgroup.org.uk

Visits to the Website612
Starting fromAndover
Overview

'Friendly group for people who wish to go walking and hostelling in the company of others rather than on their own. Our members come from a wide area around Andover covering Newbury to Southampton and Petersfield to Salisbury.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1570

www.meetup.com/Bournemouth-Boghoppers-Walking-Group/

Visits to the Website376
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Affiliated to the Youth Hostel Association of England and Wales, we are into walking, camping, YHA camping barns and base camps, theatre and cinema, country pubs, barbecues, parties, making friends and socialising. The group was nicknamed the Bournemouth "Boghoppers" over fifteen years ago. The nickname has stuck and has become our official title. There are a few problems with the name ... '

Locality
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Views of 'Full' Record750

cardiffoutdoorgroup.wordpress.com

Visits to the Website367
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'A local walking group organising weekend walks and weekends away throughout South Wales and beyond. We have a varied programme, offering something for everyone from the committed enthusiast to the absolute beginner.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record777

www.clog.org.uk

Visits to the Website332
Overview

'We are a walking group for people living in and around London who enjoy getting out and enjoying our great countryside.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record694

www.chelmsfordyha.org.uk

Visits to the Website285
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We have weekends away about once a month to Youth Hostels and bunkhouses around the country, occassional local Sunday walks, and various social events in and around Chelmsford. Also there are longer trips such as New Year in the Peak District, Easter in the Lake District or a week in Scotland. Most trips are based around hill walking, and we also have some cycling weekends and other outdoor activities.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record840

www.chesterwalking.org.uk

Visits to the Website643
Starting fromChester
Overview

'Friendly group of people from Chester, Wirral and North Wales who enjoy walking, socialising and weekends away ... Chester and District Walking Group was formerly known as Chester YHA Walking Group prior to a name-change in 2007. The group was founded in the 1980s although it has been suggested that our walk origins go back as far as the 1940s and 50s.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1144

www.copsecroydon.co.uk/index.php

Visits to the Website542
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Walking and cycling form the core of the outdoor programme, although Club Members often organise other exciting one day, weekend or full week holidays, involving activities like caving, canoeing, climbing, skiing and windsurfing. We attempt to put something back into the community by arranging conservation projects, a "wheelchair ramble" and support for the charity "Shelterbox".'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record729

www.dashgroup.org.uk

Visits to the Website365
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Although ... we do many things, what we do most is walk. Hardly surprising with the Peak District on the doorstep. Most Sundays see a day walk of varying lengths and difficulty.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record617

www.ealingoutdoorclub.org.uk

Visits to the Website642
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We are a friendly outdoor group based in West London. Our main outdoor activity is walking although we do occassionally do other activities such as cycling and pony-trekking.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1951

www.ecog.org.uk

Visits to the Website354
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We have a varied programme of outdoor events focussed around walking, cycling and mountain biking but also including canoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering ...'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record754

www.efog.org.uk

Visits to the Website403
Starting fromEpping Forest
Overview

'Was formed over 50 years ago as a Group for those people who want to do a range of activities in the outdoors. We don't specialise but will try nearly anything. We arrange something for most weekends, with walking and cycling being our most frequent activities, but also have a range of social events which our members might put on the programme.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record662

www.eog.org.uk

Visits to the Website375
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'A friendly walking and social group, with a programme of activities in and around Devon. Our members are generally in the age range from 40s to 60s, but can be slightly older or younger.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record872

www.glosoutdoor.co.uk

Visits to the Website363
Overview

'Social walking group which offers walks, weekends away, and a wide range of other outdoor activities. Our members are singles and couples and people who like to be part of and contribute to a social group.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record735

www.fellanddale.org.uk

Visits to the Website402
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We have approximately 100 members who mostly live in the Harrogate District (including Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Wetherby).'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1220

www.hawog.org.uk

Visits to the Website467
Starting fromWembley (and Harrow)
Overview

'Welcome to North-West London's best and most active outdoor group. HAWOG is one of the oldest Youth Hostelling Association (YHA) and outdoor groups in the country with a history dating back to 1936 ...'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1456

www.ipswichoutdoor.org

Visits to the Website490
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We hold day or evening walks and cycle rides in the local area. We also arrange longer trips away in the UK, often on Bank Holiday weekends. These may be to hilly and mountainous countryside, to slightly less demanding terrain or to coastal areas. The accommodation is usually in Youth Hostels, although sometimes we camp or stay in bunkhouses.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record816

www.meetup.com/Leeds-YHA-Walking-Group/

Visits to the Website509
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We are a friendly group of people who enjoy walks and outdoor activities. We have been running for over 76 years. We do: Walks or activity most weekends; A weekend away, most months; During the summer we go on wide range of walks around the Leeds area every Tuesday night starting at 7.30 pm.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1724

www.leicesteryha.org.uk

Visits to the Website584
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Each year we organise a variety of weekends away, ranging from hard mountain walking to city breaks, usually staying in youth hostels. In addition, we do day walks in the local area and a range of social events.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record752

community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/LincolnFootprintsYHAWalkingGroup/

Visits to the Website395
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We are a friendly welcoming group who meet regularly for social and outdoor activities. We organise walks, weekend trips, restaurant evenings etc.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record813

www.meetup.com/Mid-Kent-Outdoor-Pursuits-and-Social-Group/

Visits to the Website144
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We are friendly group of people who enjoy participating in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Members are from all walks of life and are encouraged to share their interests and skills with the rest of the group. We have been going for nearly 25 years and are affiliated to the YHA.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record421

www.newportoutdoorgroup.co.uk/programme.php

Visits to the Website386
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We are a friendly group that offers walks, cycling, social activities and weekends away to suit all ages and abilities. We offer at least one walk a week and usually more during the Summer months. Walks vary from 3 miles to 12+ miles. There is something for everyone who enjoys walking.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record889

www.barnetyha.org

Visits to the Website415
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Barnet YHA Group (also known as North London Outdoor Group) is a Local YHA Group, currently with 70 members in the age range 30s to 50s and above, living in North London and Hertfordshire.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record743

sites.google.com/site/northamptonoutdoorgroup/home

Visits to the Website330
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The Group comprises people of all ages and backgrounds and various levels of fitness. Although many members are keen walkers, most group events are relatively non-challenging to allow all members to participate.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record959

www.potteriesoutdoorgroup.org.uk/contact-overseas/

Visits to the Website300
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Walking is at the core of what we do, and we are lucky to have some of England's most beautiful scenery within easy reach (not that we're biased, of course!) ...'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record827

www.readingoutdoorgroup.org.uk

Visits to the Website405
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We try to offer a number of walks of different lengths each month. Our year-round Sunday walks can be anything from half-day walks of 5 or 6 miles, up to full-day walks of 12 miles or more. There are usually at least two Sunday walks of different lengths each month. During Summer we also organise short evening walks during the week, generally ending at a local pub.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record780

www.salewalkers.org.uk

Visits to the Website381
Starting fromSale
Overview

'We are a mixed social walking group of all ages and abilities based in South Manchester and North Cheshire. Our Winter / Spring programme includes weekends away youth hostelling, Sunday walks, and a variety of social events such as meals out, theatre trips and pub nights. New members are always offered a warm welcome.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1676

stockportwalkingoutdoor.org.uk

Visits to the Website266
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'A multi-activity group with individual members aged 18 to 70+ as well as a number of families. We are affiliated to the YHA (England and Wales) Ltd.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record706

www.swanseaoutdoorgroup.org.uk

Visits to the Website269
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We are open to anyone who enjoys walking, and/or cycling and generally enjoys being active outdoors. Non-members are welcome to come along to up to three walks or other events before paying any membership fees. If you've been on a few walks, we would like you to join us. You must be a member to participate in any of our overnight trips.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1133

dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

Visits to the Website372
Starting fromDunstable
Overview

'Call it walking, trekking, backpacking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. We also organise longer hostelling weekends and tours in Britain and Abroad. Our members are drawn from the area of Dunstable, Luton, Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record658

www.yhatrac.org.uk

Visits to the Website136
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'It's the club for people who believe there's more to life than watching telly but don't want to dedicate their spare time to a single activity. The focus of the group though is walking. Walks range from the really gentle poddle to more strenuous long distance walks. But we don't just walk ...'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record395

www.tynewalk.org

Visits to the Website98
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'We are a walking and outdoor activities group based on Tyneside. The Group was formerly Newcastle local YHA group. We regularly walk in the Northumberland and Durham area, usually on Sundays; the walks are between 7 and 12 miles.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record521

www.yorkoutdoorgroup.org.uk

Visits to the Website214
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Aim to organise a walk each and every Sunday throughout the year with evening walks in the summer months. In addition to this, a weekend away is usually held once a month.'

Locality
County (Historic)
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