21 APRIL 1933, Page 6

The youth hostel trampers must have broken a lot of

records through the brilliant Easter week-end. Germany, of course, is the home of the movement. There it is possible for German boys :and girls -- or, for that matter, English—to walk or bicycle from one end of the, country to the other sure of cheap hos- pitality wherever they go. But the English Youth Hostels Association is beginning to rival the German, and even in Scotland the number of hostels has more than doubled since 1981. Wherever you-.go in the remoter parts of the country nowadays you may see notices of " Bed and Breakfast " or " Camping Sites " displayed in farms and cottages. While one section of the community is losing the use of its legs through too much motoring, the pedestrians are coming along in thousands to redress