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Brecon Beacons Danywenallt Youth Hostel

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General

Pitches are all in the orchard with plenty of space to find your own privacy or to make camp with friends. There is no vehicular access to the orchard making this a relaxing space for families. As an old orchard there is plenty of wildlife so look out for our frogs, newts and moles (sometmes they can make it a little uneven!).

Log circle and camp fire - great for socialising in the evenings and toasting marshmallows.

The toilets/showers, a washing-up area with some storage cupboards (not a self-catering kitchen), recycling facilities, potable water, drying room & washing machine are located within the hostel.

A cafe (weekends only), restaurant and bar (each evening) are available for snacks, meals, chocolate and hot and cold drinks.

The car park and cycle shed are easily accessible from both the hostel and the orchard.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Talybont Reservior, Talybont-on-Usk Brecon, Powys, Wales, LD3 7YS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.8754°N 3.2979°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Brecon Interchange — 6.3 miles
Tredegar: Lidl Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Brynmawr Bus Station — 7.6 miles
Train stations
Rhymney Rail Station — 8.1 miles
Pontlottyn Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ebbw Vale Parkway Rail Station — 9.3 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 25.5 miles
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 27.6 miles
Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 28.1 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 33.0 miles

Directions


Take the lane from Talybont-on-Usk towards the reservior (opposite the post office). This will take you over the canal. Follow the lane for about 1.5 miles, through the village of Aber and on past the turn off for the water works, about 300m past this you reach the reservoir and the dam wall. Turn left here and go along the top of the dam wall - we are the first turning on the left on the far side (over the cattle grid), the lane from this point is single-track and uneven for the first 200 metres then descends into our car park.

By bus

From either Brecon or Abergavenny take the X43 and alight in Talybont. You can then either walk by the lane (directions above) or take the Taff Trail (foot path and cycle/MTB trail) from behind the White Hart Inn. Both routes take about 40 mins and are about two miles. Buses run two-hourly Monday - Saturday but stop at around 5pm. From May to September the Beacons Bus runs on Sundays and on bank holidays.

By train

Our closest train station is Abergavenny (20 miles). You can continue your journey to us by bus from here.

By coach

National Express to Brecon then to Talybont by bus.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Farmers Markets

- Abergavenny, 4th Thursday of each month
- Brecon, 2nd Saturday of each month (except Aug) 9.30 - 2pm
- Talgarth

Mountain biking

The paths and trails through the forestry of Talybont Reservior offer a range of experiences from family biking to more white knuckle routes. A Bike Shed is available at the site and hire is available from 'Bikes & Hikes' at their bases in Brecon and Talybont.

Fishing

Coarse or game fishing in river, reservior, lake or canal the area can offer a wide choice. The River Wye can offer coarse fisherman barbel, chub, roach and dace or one of the big predatory Perch and Pike. The River Usk is known for salmon and wild brown trout. Talybont Reservior has brown trout and Llangors Lake offers pike, perch, roach, bream and eels. Permits are available locally for each of these sites.

Horse riding

What could be more invigorating than a hack out across the Beacons or a day following the old drover roads over the hills? Riding is available from Cantref Adventure Farm and Llangorse Riding Centre. Some restrictions apply to age and experience on some routes.

Canoe and kayaking

A sedate paddle into Brecon, exploring the lake at Llangorse or taking on the rivers Usk and Wye? Either bring your own, hire at the lake or visit Wye Valley Canoes for hire on the Wye and pick-up from Hay or Whitney.

Walking

Straight from your tent, up onto the ridges which lead to Pen-y-Fan, through the forest trails and waterfalls or across high limestone plateaus.

Cantref Adventure Farm

Good fun for all the family, petting area, pig races, giant indoor play area, horse riding, sledge rides, paddle boats, agility course, tractor trailer rides and much much more!

Garwnant Visitor Centre

Woodland trails, sculpture trails, Mountain Biking trails for little kids and big kids!

Must see

  • Brecon Mountain Railway (6.1 miles)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (10.9 miles)
  • Blaenavon Ironworks (11.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Skenfrith Castle (21.5 miles)
  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (21.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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YHA discount card or special offers cannot be used in conjunction with bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Please contact us using the telephone number or email address in your confirmation if you wish to cancel - we are in a fairly remote area and we need to know if anyone is missing.

Full payment for the booking is required on arrival.

A restaurant, bar and lounge is available for the consumption of meals and beverages purchased on site - please do not use these areas for consumption of your own meal and drinks.

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