The rugged landscape of England and Wales is home to rocky coastline, shady forest, sandy beaches and rolling valleys. Each season brings new beauty: flaming shades of orange and gold appear in the autumn; foliage is jewelled with frost in the winter; wildflowers erupt in meadows during spring; and summer sees wildlife flourish. Being in the fresh outdoors is one of the best parts of any trip to England and Wales, whether the rain’s pelting your jacket or the sun’s beating down on you. Discover the lush woodland of the ancient New Forest where nobles once hunted on their galloping steeds. Head to the stunning Lake District where you can hike through untouched scenery, past crashing waterfalls and sparkling lakes. Climb the colossal Snowdon, located in the breathtaking beauty of Snowdonia National Park. With hostels in amazing locations, the flora, fauna and landscape of these countries are yours to explore.