Diffwys Outdoor Centre, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NN

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Hostel accommodation in the Cambrian Mountains


Diffwys Outdoor Centre offers self-catered accommodation for up to 16 people looking to enjoy the remote and tranquil area of the Cambrian Mountains. Intersected by a range of walking and cycling trails, gentle woodlands, tumbling waterfalls and secluded lakes and rivers, this stunning area is perfect for any lover of the great outdoors. With a vast range of peaceful sandy beaches, rocky bays and cliff top walks within close proximity, this undiscovered area of Wales truly has it all.

Purpose built as an independent hostel in the 1970's, the Centre was completely refurbished to a very high standard in 2021 and now boasts comfortable, warm, affordable hostel accommodation. Facilities include one large dormitory sleeping 16 plus two ensuite rooms each sleeping 2. All rooms have sturdy wooden bunks with each bed having its own reading light, USB port and personal organiser. There's a relaxing area adjoining the main dormitory with a corner sofa, dining table, large log burner, coffee table, wall mounted TV with Freesat channels and a games cabinet. The fully fitted kitchen has an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and all the pots, pans, utensils and kitchenware you

The Centre is adjacent to Diffwys house and has its own private entrance and garden area with a firepit/BBQ next to the mountain stream that bisects the property grounds. There's car parking for 6 cars, please advise if more space is required.

Beds are made up with sheet, pillow and pillow case, BYO sleeping bag or hire a duvet. There's a small drying room, a boot room and a lockable bike shed. With easy access to open moorland, forests, lakes and rivers, Diffwys Outdoor Centre is your perfect base for walking, cycling, wild swimming, beaches, fishing, and unspoilt nature. The Cambrian Way passes close by and Llyn Berwyn, a beautiful 40 acre lake is located a stone's throw away. Stocking wild brown trout, the lake is a popular venue for fishing and wild swimming.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 1x12, 2x2 (ensuite).
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    TEMPORARILY CLOSED. From: ensuite rooms (2 guests) £50. Dorm (12 guests) £240. Whole centre (16 guests) £320.
  • Booking:

    TEMPORARILY CLOSED WINTER 2023/2024. Book online or call 01974 298486.
  • Directions:

    Diffwys Outdoor Centre is located on an unnamed single-track road 4 miles from Tregaron in the west and 10 miles from Abergwesyn in the east. There is no mobile signal along any of this 14 miles of road. Take care when following satnav directions in this area as they are often very inaccurate. The following provide general directions: From West, South or North head for Tregaron and then take the road marked Abergwesyn to the side of the Y Talbot Hotel in the main square and follow for 4 miles. The Outdoor Centre is located on the left-hand side directly on the roadside and behind a large stone house. From East, pick up the A483, and approximately half-way between Builth Wells and Llandovery, take the Abergwesyn turning at either Llanwrtyd Wells or Beulah. From Abergwesyn follow signs to Tregaron. The Outdoor Centre is on the right-hand side after 10 miles.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains to Aberystwyth or Lampeter. Then bus to Tregaron (4 miles). Taxi from Tregaron - Caron Taxis 01974 298652.
  • Walks :

    Trans Euro Trail Cambrian Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room


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The King of England loves this place… so he painted it!

March 11th 2023

Located in the heart of the beautifully rural landscape of Cwm Berwyn in the Cambrian Mountains, Diffwys Outdoor Centre is the perfect stop off over the Easter break.

Diffwys Outdoor Centre is a recently renovated former Outdoor Pursuit Centre which welcomed thousands of local children during its decades of operation. Sitting in the beautiful Cwm Berwyn valley, the Outdoor Centre is a wonderful spot for adventurers looking to explore the local area.

HRH The Prince of Wales (now King of England) is said to be a keen admirer of Cwm Berwyn, so much so that he produced a beautiful watercolour landscape painting in 2007. The King said he loves the area because it is “wonderfully wild and empty; empty except for the hardy, dedicated sheep farmers and their families, whose lives are so inextricably entwined with the scudding, shadow-swept beauty of this ancient Cambrian landscape.”

Diffwys Outdoor Centre offers good availability over the Easter holidays and the month of May.


Hike, Cycle and Swim in the astounding Cambrian Mountains this Summer

June 13th 2022

Diffwys Outdoor Centre is the perfect base from which to explore the remote wilderness of the Cambrian Mountains this summer.

Hike through vast ancient valleys, cycle through miles of peaceful open road, swim in secluded lakes and refreshing river pools. Wherever your sense of adventure takes you, the Cambrian Mountains are sure to deliver.

Diffwys Outdoor Centre is the ideal base from which to start your Cambrian Mountains adventure. With dates still available during the summer months, this is your perfect opportunity to explore “the last wilderness of Wales”.

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Small white building of Diffwys Outdoor Centre nestling beneath the magnificent Cambrain Muontins will no other building in sight.

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