Group Shop

The following companies have agreed to pay a commission to Leicester Hiking & Hostelling Group for any purchases made by following the links on this page. It doesn't cost you any extra, and helps support the group. What's not to like? Just remember to always go to these sites via this page, so the group gets given the credit.


Famous as a seller of books, Amazon now sell a huge range of music, video, electronic and household goods as well. Use the search box below to find the item you're interested in, or visit our Amazon store.


Lulu are a company that specialises in self-publishing. If you have a great novel inside you, Lulu might be the way to get it in print. We're using them to print and distribute group calendars, but who knows what we might publish in the future?

Visit the Leicester YHA Group Lulu page.

On Sale Now!

The 2011 Leicester Local YHA Group Calendar

Twelve months of pictures of group members out enjoying the great outdoors, yours for just £9 + £3 P&P!

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Outdoor Gear

If you're looking to equip yourself to go on one of our walks, or for any other ventures into the great outdoors, try shopping with one of these dealers...

Gear-Zone Gear-Zone sell popular outdoor equipment and clothing and travel products such as fleeces, Gore-Tex jackets & tents. Offering over 60 brands including Berghaus, The North Face, Craghoppers, Wild Country, Lifesystems and Petzl. Cheap postage charges, and no quibble returns. A member of the Which Web Trader scheme.
Halfords Halfords don't just sell bikes, they sell tents, camping gear, cycle carriers, GPS systems - plus parts to get your car to the hills in the first place!

Travel Insurance

If you're going on a walking trip at home or abroad, one of these companies can keep you and your possessions protected from unpleasant surprises:

Columbus Direct Columbus Direct is a leading travel insurance specialist, established in 1988. By selling direct to the public, they cut out the middle man and save their customers up to 60% in commissions charged by other providers.
Go Travel Insurance "At Go Travel Insurance, we will Go that extra mile to make you smile! Single Trip, Annual, Winter Sports, Cruise (up to age 55) and Backpacker policies - full cover at fantastically low prices online and through our UK call centre. Easy online buying"
Travel Insurance Online Travel Insurance Online is one of the leading providers of online travel and holiday insurance for UK residents on the Internet. They have been on the Internet since 1999 and now have over 100,000 policyholders.


If you're looking for a new camera to capture days spent in the countryside (and maybe add to the group's array of slideshows) try one of the following companies:

Jessops Jessops is Europe's leading specialist photo retailer. Their comprehensive range includes cameras, camcorders, digital cameras, binoculars, and thousands of accessories.