YHA Wye Valley

Near Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6JJ

Overview

Situated on the banks of the River Wye and surrounded by 25 acres of gardens, grounds, woodlands and trails, YHA Wye Valley is the perfect destination for groups and schools of all ages. With accommodation split across 2 main buildings it’s great for smaller groups wanting an area for themselves, as well as larger groups planning on taking over the whole building. In addition to this we also have 30 camping pitches and 4 bell tents available for those wanting a night under canvas.

For school groups YHA Wye Valley is able to offer a number of exciting activity packages and bolt on activities, including our Alex Rider Mission Briefing and Alex Rider Classified Mission packages – where participating students each receive a free copy of ‘Stormbreaker’ after undertaking our spy themed residential package. Other package options includes our new Discovery packages which incorporates a number of team building challenges, bushcraft skills, orienteering, archery, and  guided walks amongst other activities, or our multi-activity package, which enables groups and schools to add a number of more adventurous activities to those listed above.

For youth groups and schools planning to lead their own trips, YHA Wye Valley enables groups to explore the wider region and has a number of great locations nearby, such as Goodrich Castle, Clearwell Caves and the inspiring Tintern Abbey. Don’t forget that you can also add a half-day or full-day bolt-on session to your self-led stay. We offer group essentials such as free Wi-Fi in communal areas, two spacious lounges, games room and laundry and drying rooms to ensure that all your needs are met during your stay.

YHA Wye Valley offers some unique opportunities for social groups and special interest groups such as climbers, walkers, bikers and water sports enthusiasts. Canoeing straight from our hostel grounds using our own launching platform, climbing at Symond’s Yat and a number of fantastic walking and mountain biking trails are all easily accessible and ready for you to explore.

Relaxing after a busy day exploring all the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley has to offer is easy. We can provide superb group catering including breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals for groups of all types, as well as a licenced bar, in this comfortable base.

Why Groups love YHA Wye Valley

Packages and bolt-ons available here

Own canoe landing station

"Great" - 88%

Customer Satisfaction based on 125 scores

per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Number of beds: 78

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.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

103451

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Packages available at YHA Wye Valley

Discovery package

Archery Target Practice

Suitable for ages 7-13

Flexible programme of fun and challenges

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. Great for building team work and communication skills.

Activities:

  • Archery
  • Firelighting
  • Go create
  • Guided walk
  • Orienteering
  • Team challenges

Prices from

£41.50

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Multi-Activity package

Climbing on rock face

Suitable for ages 8+

Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.

Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Bushcraft & fire lighting
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Guided walk
  • Orienteering
  • Shelter building
  • Team challenges

Prices from

£66.50

Per person, per night, based on a two night stay* (ex VAT)

Alex Rider Classified Mission

Alex Rider Mission

Suitable for ages 8+

Test your pupil’s mettle with this spy training

Ignite your student’s imagination, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our Alex Rider Classified Mission package. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupil’s mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Gadget design
  • Raft building
  • Rock climbing
  • Ropes course

Prices from

£66.50

Per person, per night, based on a two night stay* (ex VAT)

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Group of school children listening to the teacher at YHA

Suitable for ages 7-13

Train the next secret agents

Ignite your student’s imaginations enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our two YHA Alex Rider packages: Alex Rider Classified Mission and Alex Rider Mission briefing. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupils’ mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities:

  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • Code breaking
  • Fire lighting
  • Gadget design
  • Guided walk
  • Hunt the double agent
  • Orienteering
  • Shelter building
  • Team building

Prices from

£41.50

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Wye Valley does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA Wye Valley

Adventure bolt-on

Abseiling down a bridge

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.

Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Kayaking
  • Raft building
  • Rock climbing
  • Ropes course

Prices from

£37.00

Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA bolt-on

Roasting Marshmallows over a Fire

Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff

Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.

Activities:

  • Archery
  • Fire lighting
  • Go create
  • Guided walk
  • Shelter building
  • Team challenges

Prices from

£8.50

Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Wye Valley 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

Locations

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

Facilities

General

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  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Transportation:

  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking

Food & Drink:

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

Teaching facilities:

  • Corridor zoning

How to get here

Near Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6JJ

By car and coach:
If you’re driving, our postcode will take you to the other side of the river to the hostel. Follow these instructions to find us.

From Ross-on-Wye: Follow the A40 towards Monmouth. After Pencraig (50MPH speed limit) take the next turning on your left, signposted Goodrich. After one mile you will enter the village of Goodrich. Pass Jollies stores on your right and then take the next turn on your left. This is signposted to Welsh Bicknor/Courtfield and the Youth Hostel. Continue over the bridge and up a steep hill. Follow the road for 1½ miles keeping to your left all the way. You will cross a cattle grid and enter an open meadow. 250 meters after the cattle grid is a right hand turn in the meadow, the coach may turn here if agreed or carry on. After another 500 meters you will reach a fork in the road. In the middle of the fork is a green sign which tells you the hostel is to the right and there is also a wooden fenced area on your right. This is the drop off point for coaches. Coaches can continue on the left 300 meters to the farm and use the turning circle there. This route is not suitable for double deckers. If you are approaching by foot, bike, car or minibus you may take the fork to the right and continue down the track for 800 metres to the hostel.

From Monmouth: Follow the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye. At Whitchurch take the B4229 signposted Symonds Yat West. Make an immediate right hand turn which takes you back over the A40 on a bridge. After the bridge take the turn on your left signposted Symonds Yat West/Goodrich/Kearne Bridge. Follow the B4229 towards Goodrich and then follow the directions above.

All school groups and coach parties will be met by a member of the team at the top of the drive. We will transport your luggage in our van to the hostel and a member of the team will walk the group down our drive to the hostel. Please call the hostel direct on 01594 860300 should your arrival time differ from that agreed in advance.

OS Map: 162
OS Grid Ref: SO591177
Latitude: 51.856629
Longitude: -2.594785
YHA Wye Valley