YHA National Forest

48 Bath Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 6BD


YHA National Forest has everything you need to experience the best of Derbyshire. School trips and groups can relax in our extensive grounds and use our well-equipped meeting room to study or have a conference. You’ll find facilities like a projector, a speaker system (with hearing aid loop), plus a whiteboard and flipchart to make plans. We’ve got great on-site facilities for cycling groups too.

With our eco-friendly focus, YHA National Forest makes a great base for field trips and nature lovers. Relax in our grounds with a drink from our licensed bar, or sit down for some group catering to keep you going throughout the day. There’s free Wi-Fi, TV and games too to keep you busy.

With Conkers and the family-friendly activities of Roliston Forestry Centre next door; we make a great choice for schools discovering the great outdoors. You could also have a day out at Twycross Zoo, or learn industrial secrets at the Moira Furnace or Snibston Discover Park. Fans of Derbyshire’s amazing walking routes will find the Ashby Trail, and cyclists of all abilities are spoilt for choice.

Why Groups love YHA National Forest

Next door to Conkers visitor centre

"Excellent" - 90%

Customer satisfaction based on 14 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 85

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded


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Packages available at YHA National Forest

YHA National Forest does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA National Forest

YHA National Forest does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Corridor zoning
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

48 Bath Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 6BD

By car and coach:
Follow the signs for Conkers Waterside in Moira. YHA National Forest is 300m west of the entrance along Bath Lane.

OS Map: 128
OS Grid Ref: SK305156
Latitude: 52.737864
Longitude: -1.548793
YHA National Forest