Weekend Away 2024


Weekend Away 2024 (19 July - 21 July)

Dates: The weekend runs from the evening of Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July 2024.

Venue: YHA Swanage, Cluny, Cluny Crescent, Swanage BH19 2BS.

Cost: £140 per person for fully-paid up Striders’ members, which includes your Friday and Saturday evening meals and breakfast both mornings.

Payment: May be spread across 2 x £70 instalments if you would prefer. Second instalment to be fully paid by 31 May.

WhatsApp: When signing up please provide your mobile number to be added to the weekend group chat to help us make comms easier.


We have exclusive occupation of YHA Swanage for our party. The accommodation this year is spread across plenty of rooms containing around 25 more beds than our party requires, meaning there’s going to be plenty of room to spread out. To keep things simple, you will be given the option to add up to three friends/partner that you would like to share with and also whether you would prefer a quiet room, livelier room or somewhere in between. So perhaps have a think about whether you’re more likely to be in bed by 10pm or pouring the Baby Guinnesses into the wee small hours and book accordingly! Naturally, we expect all members to be respectful of other people already sleeping in rooms , when going to bed regardless, so it’s probably easier to sort the larks from the night owls up front if we can!


Friday evening: Welcome arrival, evening meal, Scavenger Hunt around Swanage and drinks

Saturday morning: Breakfast and trip to the local parkrun at Durlston Country Park which is a short run from the hostel.

Saturday afternoon: A mix of activities to suit all energy level; mountain biking, road biking, walking, or a trip to the New Forest Water Park. If you have any other suggestions of things you would like to do in the area, you are welcome to lead a trip – the more options the better.

Saturday evening: Evening meal followed by the ‘Blue & Yellow’ Hostel Party and Silent Disco! There will be plenty of prizes and surprises during the evening!

Sunday morning: Breakfast and Group Coastal run, or cycles/walk for those who would prefer it, before heading home at midday.

If you would like to attend but your personal circumstances mean that the cost is prohibitive, please contact the Chair in the absolute strictest of confidence. We hope many of you will once again join us for this fun packed weekend!

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line below.



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