Weekends (and Longer) Away with COPSE
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We regularly organise longer trips involving overnight stays. We usually stay in hostels for these trips but sometimes we go camping or use other accommodation that doesn’t hurt the wallet too much. Travelling is usually by car share and/ or  public transport. Breakfasts and lunches are usually  a "prepare your own" affair and evening meals will either be shared catering or self-catering depending on how remote the location is and what services are available.

Browse through the photos above and read about some of our adventures below. If this inspires you to join us, you are welcome to attend 3 events for free before joining.

Trip Reports from Previous Events

Hayles Farm Camping

With a party of 13, plus dog, in four cars, we had three nights and four days of good times in glorious weather camping at the Hayles Fruit Farm, near Winchcombe, on the Cotswold Way. The Hayles Fruit Farm is just by the ruins of Hayles Abbey, and on the hill above is “Cromwell’s Seat”… Read More

Surrey Hostels Weekend

We had a three day, two night trip out to the Dorking area, staying at Tanners Hatch and Holmbury St Mary Youth Hostels. Classic COPSE activity, hiking between hostels, with the added bonus that it was just a 30 minute train ride from Croydon, so we got maximum activity with minimal travel time. We had… Read More

Beer – (no, not the liquid version!)

An aptly named trip, as it was planned by Tim, took us camping and hostelling at Beer on the South Devon coast on the last weekend in June. Having camped there last year, we thought it a perfect trip for COPSE, having all the right ingredients. Camping for some with the use of hostel facilities,… Read More

Easter Trip to Scotland

  Our two centre trip to Scotland started with train journey to Perth, changing at Edinburgh Waverley. We picked up two mini-buses at Perth and headed for Aberfeldy where our bunkhouse was based. From Aberfeldy, we left the town via a picturesque narrow bridge across a river, shortly to turn off along a long unmade… Read More

Upcoming Trips Away

  • Norfolk Camping

    The great Copse midsummer camping extravaganza 2018 runs for a week on the North Norfolk coast, in M...

    Saturday 16th June to Sunday 24th June
  • Associates Weekend, Derbyshire

    A hostel weekend away in Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District National Park. We will be stayi...

    Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July
  • Weekend Away at Street Youth Hostel

    COPSE has sole usage of Street Youth Hostel in Somerset for the last weekend in November. Walking, e...

    Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December