• Go on a Green Getaway

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Sustainability and eco-friendly travel are not always at the top of everyone’s holiday to-do lists. But you don’t need to sacrifice home comforts in favour of travelling responsibly. Here’s how you can do your bit… Hostelling is a great way to get out there and explore Scotland guilt-free. Our...

  • Torridon Munro Activity Holiday Review

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

      Dave Kirkpatrick joined our Torridon Munro 3 day activity holiday in May this year, he shared his experience with us...  At the beginning of the year I had set a personal goal of climbing the challenging Munros (hills above 3000ft) around Torridon in the NW highlands. If you haven’t visited this...

  • Bikepacking Trails in Scotland: The Highland Trail

    Posted by Markus Stitz on

    When I think back to the two times I have ridden the Highland Trail, I am still not sure what made me tackle it twice, first on a singlespeed, then with semi-fat tyres and gears. After the first time I had sworn never to do it again, but that didn’t last long. For 2015 I was back on the list of...

  • The Challenging Bealach Mor Sportive

    Posted by Renny Hutchison on

    Thank goodness for Torridon. As a recreational cyclist, occasional hill walker, and unconvincing triathlete, I consider it my right to leave my training and organisation for an event to the very last minute. So it was no surprise that just days before cycling the infamous 90-mile Bealach Mor...

  • A Scottish Road Trip That Should Be On Everyone's Bucket List

    Posted by Susanne from Adventures Around Scotland on

    My latest #SYHAdventure may only have involved a journey of less than 55 miles but I assure you that it is a road-trip that should be on every Scotland travel bucket list and is up there with any adventure!Torridon Youth Hostel stands nestled between the water of Upper Loch Torridon and the foot of...

  • Bagging Munros with SYHA

    Posted by Don Currie on

    A guided walking break is a great way to explore our more challenging hills, finds Don Currie. There’s really no such thing as the typical hillwalker – but if there were, it might be me. Reasonably fit, but no fanatic… able to use a map and compass, though liable to make the odd mistake… in...