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Wye Valley Youth Hostel is set on a 25-acre park on the banks of the River Wye. A great place for activity breaks or school trips, it even has its own canoe landing station.
Located in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, close to Symonds Yat Rock, guests can join the on-site course for orienteering and there are miles of footpaths to explore for walking holidays and trails for cyclists of all levels - perfect for cheap family activity breaks.
The campsite is part of the larger YHA site and campers have access to two toilets near the camping field as well as other toilet and shower facilities inside the hostel.
There is a firepit which guests are welcome to use, barbecues are permitted as long as they are raised and dogs are allowed on the campsite.
Campers can also access the fully-stocked self-catering kitchen, lounges and drying room within the hostel. There is also a licenced bar in the hostel, ideal for an evening drink.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Ross on Wye: Cantilupe Rd Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Monmouth Bus Station — 6.2 miles
6.2 miles Newent: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 9.6 miles
- Train stations
Lydney Rail Station — 10.2 miles
10.2 miles Cam & Dursley Rail Station — 13.9 miles
13.9 miles Ledbury Rail Station — 14.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Lydney Harbour — 10.8 miles
10.8 miles Bristol Docks Ferry Landing — 24.8 miles
Gloucestershire Airport — 18.8 miles
Wye Valley Youth Hostel is the perfect location for exploring the Forest of Dean. Nearby attractions include Goodrich Castle, the Butterfly Zoo and Hedge Puzzle Maze, Symonds Yat, Beechenhurst Lodge, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, the Dean Heritage Centre and many more.
Canoeing, climbing, mountain biking and walking are all possible from close by with local information available from the hostel.
- Goodrich Castle (1.4 miles)
- Caldicot Castle & Country Park (6.1 miles)
- WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre (11.4 miles)
- The Kymin (5.2 miles)
- Westbury Court Garden (8.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.