Not the 1st way I expected to try YHA , thought it would be with the family, but a night away without the girls organised by my husband – I’m in! (Summer ’14) Dropped the girls with family and set off , found the building relatively easy, lovely grounds tucked away in the middle of Ledbury and checked into our room. I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive of the age range that would be there but to be honest felt neither old nor young.
On arriving at our room…
Deciding then to head back to the YHA for the evening, we called in at the Co-op for supplies – were you even allowed to drink in the YHA??
Settled down to an evening of cards and a vino or two (there were glasses !) . . . . The lounge area was welcoming although we were the only ones in it for the evening, it had for comfy sofas/TV and a table – unfortunately I only recorded the evening entertainment!
Breakfast. Bacon bread and Marg had bought at the Co-op the night before and with use of 3 cooker/3 sink kitchen we were sorted. There were plenty of guidebooks and walks in the property, so after finding one for 4/5 miles we set off .
The instructions were ambiguous to say the least . . .
After walking and having to double back on occasion after not full in understanding the instructions, we were relieved to be coming to the end of them. I glanced ahead at the end of the final page ‘ now retrace your steps back to the start’ – NOOOOOOOO ! Husband of course didn’t believe me . . . .
At this point, we took the Executive joint decision to take the normally not allowed technology out of the pockets, and used ‘maps ‘ on our phones to walk back to the Ledbury on the no ‘ is it this ”is it that ‘ way straight road. Which meant we were actually able to talk and not deliberate lol x
Time to pick up our stuff, settle the bill and head to the campsite 🙂
I would definitely go back to the YHA with the children, the accommodation is set for a brilliant ‘ base camp’ to explore an area – particularly out of the camping season .