Festival of Walking social walks

4th September – 20th October 2022

Open to everyone – overnight guests and day visitors alike – our guided social walks offer a great opportunity to explore new tracks and trails while getting to know your fellow walkers.

Each of our guided social walks will be led by an experienced leader. All you need to do is book your place and look forward to a ramble to remember. What’s more, at selected hostels, you’ll get a free cuppa at the finishing point.

Hostels offering social walks

Take in some of the places that make the local area so special. All our social walks start and finish at a YHA hostel and will be led by an experienced YHA guide. Additional locations and details to be announced soon.

YHA Keswick exterior

YHA Keswick

Saturday 24th September 2022

Distance: 3 miles (2.5 to 3 hours)
Start: 10.15am

Starting from YHA Keswick, this guided social walk allows you to take in the stunning views of Keswick, Derwent Water and the Fells around it.

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YHA Manorbier exterior

YHA Manorbier

Sunday 25th September 2022

Distance: 6 miles (4 to 5 hours)
Start: 10.15am

Get involved on National Get Outside Day! Follow the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline. This moderate route includes some ascents and may be muddy.

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YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall entrance

YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

Saturday 8th October 2022

Distance: 5 miles (3 to 4 hours)
Start: 10.15am

Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers along Hadrian’s Wall. This moderate route combines history, nature and film locations. Moderate difficulty.

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YHA Hartington Hall exterior

YHA Hartington Hall

Saturday 15th October 2022

Distance: 6 miles (4 to 5 hours)
Start: 10.15am

Discover green hills, streams and limestone cliffs with this low-level White Peak walk. The route takes in three Derbyshire Dales: Beresford, Wolfscote and Biggin.

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Social walks booking form

You can use this form to book for up to 5 people. Our suggested donation is £10 per person. This will support our heart of the community appeal to install life-saving defibrillators at every YHA hostel.

If you would like to take part but are unable to make a donation, please get in touch.

Frequently asked questions

New to walking? Checking whether you can bring your dog? Take a look at our social walks FAQs for guidance.

Festival of Walking

YHA and walking just go together. So we thought we’d celebrate that with our first Festival of Walking.

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