Stockport Walking & Outdoor Group

What to bring on a weekend

As well as the normal equipment and clothing required for walking you will need to bring additional items for a weekend at a hostel:

Towels and washkit.

YHA hostels provide sheet sleepers and duvets/pillows but independent hostels may not so you may need to take a sleeping bag and pillow/pillow case.

Some hostels are self-catering only which means that you will need to bring all food and drinks for breakfast, evening meals and packed lunches. Remember that there may not be shops available locally. 

We often organise a group meal on at least one evening in which case the leader will be asking for volunteers to help prepare it.

Check with the leader as to whether there are any special requirements for that particular weekend.

H2G2 has a useful guide to hostelling.

If it is a camping weekend you may need a tent!!

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