Here we list some of the companies, hostels, websites etc that we and our members would especially recommend.
Getting involved in the walking/mountaineering world, upgrading your kit or organising your own trip for the
first time can be pretty daunting, so we hope this page gives you somewhere to start.
Cotswold Outdoor - Society members are entitled to a 15% discount at Durham's
Cotswold Outdoor, just show your membership card at the till.
Torridon YHA - This is a fantastic hostel. Very helpful and pleasant staff, a large
and well-equipped kitchen and two lounges. Bedrooms had ample space and the midge screens on the windows
were an added bonus. Not the best hostel to walk to and from but a few km drive leads to some truly
Borrowdale YHA - A large hostel right in the centre of the Lake District, this gives
access to some stunning walking. A nice lounge and very big drying room make for a comfortable stay.
Skyewalker hostel - Very definitely unique, the only hostel we've ever seen with
Star Wars figures in the corridors! Cheaper than SYHA hostels and run by a very welcoming couple, but not as
spacious as some.
Glencoe Independent Hostel - While it is a short drive for much of the walking, this
great hostel is situated amongst spectacular scenery in one of the finest glens in Scotland.
Millet Sports - With free delivery on items over £50, and many discounts
available, Millet Sports is a good place to look even if Durham is a long way away from their London store.
Springfield Camping - Springfield Camping sell a wide selection of camping and
outdoor equipment and offer a delivery service.