What we're about

Do you like the idea of being part of a fun loving and adventurous group of people? Are you keen to get outdoors for weekends of hiking, rock climbing, canyoning, coasteering, kayaking or caving? Do you get a thrill out of feeling the wind in your hair and the sunshine on your face? How about days out on the hills in good company, followed by stimulating conversation with others over dinner and drinks in the evening?

Yes! We love it too!

BUT maybe you DON'T LIKE the idea of being in a group where you have to share a dorm with a bunch of noisy snorers! Or queueing for a shower after a hard hike. Maybe having to wash your dishes after dinner or peeling carrots for a salad does not really appeal when you are away for a nice break. Perhaps fighting for space in the kitchen to fry a sausage for your breakfast is not your ideal start to the day!

We know how you feel so we have started BACKABUSH 'DELUXE' for you to fully enjoy your precious weekends away. The idea is to provide quality hotel accommodation (no more dorms), delicious meals and a comfortable environment in which to relax after a day of outdoor adventures.

Come join the fun!

And if you fancy roughing it a bit then check out Backabush Xplorers (https://www.meetup.com/Backabush/) which was started way back in 2002 and has grown into the most active outdoor activity Meetup group in London. We have organised numerous budget trips away mainly staying in hostels and other group accommodation.

Upcoming events (4+)

OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 1 - SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK, WALES

Betws-y-Coed

£189.00

Join Backabush for a long weekend in North Wales and some world class hiking in the Snowdonia National Park

Our hotel accommodation is superbly located in the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed - “The Gateway to Snowdonia.” We have options for private rooms, shared twin rooms or bunkhouse rooms. We will be a group of 25.

Private Room £266 - SOLD OUT
Shared Twin Room £239 - SOLD OUT
Bunkhouse Room, 2 bed dorm £189

The hotel is set up with everything we need for a good rest after a long day in the mountains, even the bunkhouse rooms have full use of the hotel facilities including breakfasts, a drying room, pool table and bar.

As usual there will be a choice of exciting hikes each day so we can climb the highest summits or choose to enjoy a more relaxed (but no less scenic) walk at lower elevations.

We will be including an option to summit the ever popular Snowdon (weather permitting) but we will also have a number of hikes exploring the neighboring mountain ranges such as the Moelwyns, Glyderau and Carneddau. They may be less well known but are equally amazing and beautiful places to explore.

Come and join the fun! :D

WHATS INCLUDED:

3 nights hotel or bunkhouse accommodation.
3 breakfasts.
A choice of guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders (http://www.mlte.org/content.php?nID=29) (MLTE) and qualified first aiders.
Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED:

Transport expenses.
Packed lunches and evening meals.

To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:

Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
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Only payment secures your place. Your RSVP is not sufficient for us to hold a bed for you. Please email [masked] as soon as you send payment so that we can confirm everything with you. :)

IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx .

APRIL 1 - 3 - THE WYE VALLEY, WALES

Beaufort Hotel

£187.00

APRIL 1 - 3 - THE WYE VALLEY, WALES

The Beaufort Hotel. Charming, historic hotel accommodation in the heart of beautiful Chepstow town.

Number of nights - 2.
Cost - £187 per person in a twin share room.
£175 per person in a triple room.
£212 for a private single occupancy room. SOLD OUT

Join us for 2 nights at this charming Welsh hotel - the perfect base from which to explore the gorgeous Wye Valley!

The Beaufort Hotel is situated at the very centre of the historic border town of Chepstow. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Beaufort is the oldest, continuously trading hotel in South Wales. However, the facilities here are all you would expect from a modern hotel, whilst still retaining the charm and character of a 16th century coaching inn.

The restaurant at our comfortable 3 star hotel offers excellent, home cooked meals and the bar is always well stocked to enable us to relax and unwind at the end of a day filled with outdoor adventure.

The Wye Valley is renowned for superb hiking through ancient woodland, beautiful villages and historic landscapes.

A perfect weekend away! :D

Price includes:

2 nights hotel accommodation in single, twin share or shared triple rooms.

2 cooked breakfasts.

1 delicious (two course) evening meal on Saturday night.

A choice of guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders (http://www.mlte.org/content.php?nID=29) (MLTE) and qualified first aiders

Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992

Amazing value!!! :D

Price does NOT include:

Transport expenses.

Dinner on Friday night.

Lunches (depending on the hike you choose you can either take a packed lunch with you or pick something up in a village along the route).

To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:

Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
Sort Code:[masked]
Account Number:[masked]

Only payment secures your place. Your RSVP is not sufficient for us to hold a bed for you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx

APRIL 15- 18 - (EASTER HOLIDAY) - SHROPSHIRE HILLS & IRONBRIDGE GORGE

Exact address and directions will be sent later.

£224.00

APRIL 15 - 18 - (EASTER HOLIDAY) - SHROPSHIRE HILLS & IRONBRIDGE GORGE

Number of nights - 3. Cost - £224 per person in double occupancy (twin share) room. Private rooms available (£45 single supplement applies).

Join us for an amazing Easter weekend, combining fine hiking and a historic World Heritage Site at the Buckatree Hall Hotel!

This marvelous country house hotel was returned back to family ownership in September 2010 and has since been lovingly refurbished to today’s high standard.

The Shropshire Hills area is one of England's best kept secrets. Its beautiful and varied landscapes are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers can expect wonderful rural scenery and wild uplands. We will discover delightful villages, ancient woodland and plenty of historical interest.

Our accommodation offers charmingly refined rooms with rich fabrics, all have flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There's an elegant restaurant with lake views, and a relaxed bar and lounge. A gym is even available for anyone who feels that they did not burn enough energy out on the hills!

The hotel offers lovely accommodation just 5 miles from the UNESCO Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site famed for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Come enjoy this most beautiful and unspoilt corner of England with us! :D

Price includes:
3 nights hotel accommodation in double occupancy rooms. Private rooms are also available (single occupancy supplement charge applies).

3 cooked breakfasts.

3 delicious home cooked dinners.

A choice of guided hikes. Our leaders are Mountain Leader (http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) (MLTE) trained and qualified first aiders.

Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.

Amazing value!!! :D

Price does NOT include:

Transport expenses.

Packed lunches.

Single occupancy supplement - £45 extra for a private room.

To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:

Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
Sort Code:[masked]
Account Number:[masked]

Only payment secures your place. Your RSVP is not sufficient for us to hold a bed for you. Please email us as soon as you send payment so that we can confirm everything with you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx.

APRIL 29 - MAY 2 (EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY) - EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH DEVON

Come and join Backabush to make the most of the early May bank holiday with 3 nights at this lovely hotel right in the heart of beautiful Devon!

Number of beds - 46. Number of nights - 3. Cost - £252 Shared twin room. Private rooms also available (£70 supplement)

We have booked a delightful hotel on the edge of the market town of Tiverton in the heart of the beautiful mid-Devon region. Exmoor National Park is nearby, so we will have plenty of hiking opportunities to explore the great outdoors during our stay.

This comfortable hotel is perfectly located to explore the wonders of Exmoor National Park and the beauty of rural Devon. Much loved by walkers this is an area with delightful scenery and great hikes along clear rivers, open moorland and pretty rural villages. Devon is well known for its rural landscapes and wonderful range of hiking opportunities to suit all tastes and abilities.

At the hotel we have options for shared twin rooms and also some private single occupancy rooms.

Don't miss this fabulous bank holiday break! :D

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PRICE INCLUDES:

* 3 nights hotel accommodation in shared twin rooms.
* 3 breakfasts.
* 3 delicious three-course evening meals.
* A choice of guided hikes. Our leaders are Mountain Leader http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader (MLTE) trained and qualified first aiders.
* Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.

Amazing value!!! :D

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

*Single supplement for a private room (£70)
* Transport expenses.
* Lunches (we can purchase packed lunches locally).

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To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:

Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
Sort Code:[masked]
Account Number:[masked]

Only payment secures your place. Your RSVP is not sufficient for us to hold a bed for you. Please email [masked] as soon as you send payment so that we can confirm everything with you. :)

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IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx .

Past events (113)

OCTOBER 15 - 17 - CAMBRIAN MOUNTAINS, WALES

Neuadd Arms Hotel

£192.00

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