Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse, Bron-y-Gader Outdoor Centre, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Conwy, LL32 8UT

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At 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong 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.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Bron-y-Gader Bunkhouse

We are still pondering the question how to re-open our Bunkhouse to a limited numbers of households.

July 25th 2020

In the meantime we have decided not to take any more bookings. Our existing bookings, who have chosen to postpone to a later date, will get first chance of the new dates when we re-open.

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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)

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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.

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