Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse, Bron-y-Gader Outdoor Centre, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Conwy, LL32 8UT
Call them on 08456 429294
OverviewAt an elevation of 290m (950ft) in the foothills of Snowdonia, with direct access to many paths and tracks leading to the mountains of the Carneddau range, with its seven peaks over 3000 feet, Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse has an enviable position. Remote and isolated, yet just 8 miles from the bustling town of Conwy, 10 miles from Betws-y-Coed and 2 miles from the village of Tal-y-bont with its pub and shop. The beaches of Llandudno and the many high adrenaline attractions of Snowdonia such as Zip World, Surf Snowdonia and Adventure Parc Snowdonia are just a short drive away. It is also conveniently located close to the end of the Welsh 3000s Challenge route and is within Snowdonia's International Dark Sky Reserve. Owned by small registered charity, the Blackburn & District Outdoor Pursuits Centre Trust, the bunkhouse is run entirely by volunteers and offers great value accommodation for groups of up to 37 across 6 rooms. All groups have sole use of the bunkhouse which has a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen, a small dining room seating 12 and a large hall which doubles as a dining room for large groups and an activity room. There’s a separate cosy living room with a wood burner and there is also a well equipped drying room. BYO sleeping bags, pillows and logs/coal for the wood burner. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement.
Beds & Rooms:37: 4x8, 1x3, 1x2
Open:March-Nov. Dec-Feb by prior arrangement
Price per night:Sole use only: £11pp. Min £110pn. Min stay 2 nights. Discounts for DofE groups
Booking:On-line. A non-refundable deposit of £40 per night is to be provided within 7 days of booking.
Directions:Exact coordinates and directions are provided once booking confirmed.
Public Transport:Nearest station Tal-y-Cafn (4.5 miles) on the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park and is available only to groups. It is on a dark sky area, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the Cambrian Way and the Hostels with Camping map.
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Temporary closure of Bron-y-Gader due to COVID-19 ( Coronavirus )
March 25th 2020
Following the government advice on social distancing and group gatherings, plus concern for the local population around our centre in Snowdonia…
Our bunkhouse is now closed, however we anticipate it being re- opened later in the season, but this will be subject to government recommendations and good practice requirements prevailing at that time.
We will not be accepting any new booking requests until we know when we can safely re-open our doors.
We will issue updates, at least monthly, as the current situation changes.
(note: as far as we are aware, nobody with the virus has been in our bunkhouse)
Volunteers Painting Party @ Bron-y-Gader
August 2nd 2019
14 of our wonderful volunteers held a painting party at Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse last weekend.
A great time was had by all as they cleaned and painted the walls and ceilings of the lounge, dining room, kitchen, back utility room, stairwell, toilets and showers.
In 1969, when man first set foot on the moon, a ‘star’ was found in Snowdonia
July 21st 2019
50 years ago, when mankind made its journey to the moon, the founding trustees of our charity journeyed to Snowdonia and found what was to become Bron-y-Gader Outdoor Pursuits Centre and Bunkhouse.
In 1969, the derelict farm had no roof, crumbling walls and no basic services. Lots of hard work mostly by volunteers of our charity, The Blackburn & District Outdoor Pursuits Centre Trust, with a little professional help, has turned the crumbling wreck into the ‘star’ bunkhouse it is today. This centre now has mains electricity and ground sourced filtered water but has retained it’s original rustic remote farmhouse feel.
From this isolated and peaceful spot, 290m (950ft) up in the foothills of Snowdonia, overlooking the Conwy valley between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed, you can walk directly up to the Carneddau mountain range and beyond. Alternatively you can drive down to the many varied attractions of the Snowdonia National Park. The beaches of Llandudno, the castle at Conwy, the fun and thrills at Zip World are only a short drive away. Surf Snowdonia and Adventure Parc Snowdonia are within 3 miles and mountain biking in the Gwydir Forest from Betws-y-Coed is only 10 miles away.