Danywenallt Youth Hostel8.8
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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.
- Abergavenny, 4th Thursday of each month
- Brecon, 2nd Saturday of each month (except Aug) 9.30 - 2pm
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.
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.
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.
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!
|Comfortable stone-built coaching inn, big relaxed bar divided by working fireplace from beamed dining area, good hearty home-made food including vegetarian options and all-day Sun roast, half a dozen well kept changing ales, Thatcher's cider, Brecon gin and Penderyn whisky, welcoming knowledgeable landlord; on Taff Trail, some tables out by Monmouth & Brecon Canal, bunkhouse||White Hart
|Old-fashioned canalside inn unashamedly stronger on character than creature comforts, fine choice of changing ales from all over the country served by enthusiastic landlord, real ciders too, fair-priced standard bar food, good mix of customers including walkers with dogs, several plainly furnished pubby rooms, open fires (one in splendid stone fireplace), games room with pool, fruit machine, TV and juke box, live music last Fri of month, quiz Tues in winter; children welcome, picnic sets in sizeable tree-ringed garden with path leading to river, lovely village surrounded by Brecon Beacons National Park, bedrooms, open all day summer||Star
|Unpretentious and friendly with two small bars, low beams, assorted pine furniture on polished flagstones, autographed sporting memorabilia, log fires, well kept Brains Rev James and guest such as Breconshire Red Dragon, small blackboard choice of good home-made food (standard times in summer, Thurs-Sat evenings and weekend lunchtimes in winter), simple modern candlelit dining room; children welcome, terraces backing on to Monmouth & Brecon Canal, nearby moorings, lovely canalside walks and handy for Taff Trail, closed Mon-Weds out of season||Royal Oak
|Comfortably upmarket country dining pub in heart of Brecon Beacons; original part with stripped stone and flagstones, sturdy oak tables, leather sofas and armchairs at low tables, woodburner, Brains, Breconshire and Rhymney, decent wines and coffees, good food with plenty of variety (simpler at lunchtime), more modern high-ceilinged bare-boards extension; background music; children welcome, charming back terrace attractively divided by low privet hedges, towpath walks along canal, closed Mon, Tues and first two weeks in Jan||White Swan
- Brecon Mountain Railway (6.1 miles)
- Big Pit: National Coal Museum (10.9 miles)
- Blaenavon Ironworks (11.2 miles)
- Skenfrith Castle (21.5 miles)
- Cwmmau Farmhouse (21.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Aber Picnic Site - Dinore Tram Road - Tor y Foel - Taff Trail - Aber Picnic Site
- Talybont Reservoir Circuit (0.7 miles)
- Talybont - Canal Towpath - Dinore Tramway - Talybont Reservoir - Talybont (1.3 miles)
- Talybont Reservoir Circuit (0.7 miles)
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Great short stay in Danywenallt 22 Apr 2014
calum_r (Young couple, 1 review) Confirmed
Great site and beautiful location 30 Aug 2012
Ian_T0 (Young couple, 1 review) Confirmed
From the manager...
During August there was a very large thunder storm in the area which took out our credit card machine and broadband line, it took a week to get everything back up and running. We apologise for the inconvenience this caused our guests.
Lovely pretty site near good walks, waterfalls, rivers and pubs 7 Jun 2012
Debra_E (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Small (11-25 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Brecon Interchange — 6.3mi
6.3mi Tredegar: Lidl Coach Stop — 7.2mi
7.2mi Brynmawr Bus Station — 7.6mi
- Train stations
Rhymney Rail Station — 8.1mi
8.1mi Pontlottyn Rail Station — 8.9mi
8.9mi Ebbw Vale Parkway Rail Station — 9.3mi
- Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 25.5mi
25.5mi Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 27.6mi
27.6mi Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop — 28.1mi
Cardiff International Airport — 33.0mi
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.
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.
Our closest train station is Abergavenny (20 miles). You can continue your journey to us by bus from here.
National Express to Brecon then to Talybont by bus.
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