It's fun to stay at the YHA: who gets to access the outdoors?
We’re back! Over the summer the Youth Hostel Association announced it was selling off some of its properties in a bid to stay afloat. It seems like a cruel irony at a time when many of us had reconnected with nature over the lockdowns. The charity has long been committed to opening up the outdoors to more people, especially children and young people, says Sally Nutland. But is there a way to save the YHA hostels? We talk about what the loss of these hostels means with Talia Randall and Haroon Mota, and why it's so important that everyone can access nature in rural and urban Britain.
Plus: What made one listener throw up in their cornflakes??
Sally Nutland, Communications Manager, Youth Hostel Association (@YHAOfficial)
Talia Randall, Writer, performer and podcaster (@TaliaRandall)
Read more about the sale of the 20 YHA properties in this John Harris column (Guardian)
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