Outdoor Alternative, Cerrig-yr-Adar, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2NQ

Call Jacqui Short on 01407 860469


Wonderfully situated at the south end of Holy Island, Anglesey, in a 7 acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and 300m from a beach. The Centre is an excellent base for so much in the outdoors and is immediately adjacent to the Anglesey Coastal Path - good walking on a varied and accessible coast. All around there are prehistoric remains, spectacular geology, a wide range of habitats and species of marine life and plants, and excellent bird watching opportunities. For kayakers there are classic sea tours, overfalls, playwaves, surf and rock-hopping. Climbers have Gogarth nearby and Rhoscolyn offering all grades in an attractive setting. Divers can beach launch for wrecks and fish. The Centre has two self-contained bunkhouses sleeping 18 and 19. There is also a 4 bedded en suite room which can be booked with either of the bunkhouses. It is perfect for friends & families, outdoor groups, schools and universities. Careful energy use is encouraged, with composting and recycling. Nearby Holyhead has rail links and ferries to Ireland. Camping with toilets and showers is also available on site. Walking distance to a pub.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    18:(2x2, 1x4, 2x5) + 19:(1x2, 3x4, 1x5) + 4:(2x2)
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hour access
  • Price per night:

    £30pp, £460 per building for sole use. See website for offers for smaller groups.
  • Booking:

  • Directions:

    GR SH 278 752. From A5 traffic lights at Y Fali/Valley take B4545 Trearddur. After 2km at Four Mile Bridge fork left at sign to Rhoscolyn 2miles. After 2km sharp left at camping symbols. After 800m fork right at large white gatepost.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Holyhead (10km) (London direct 4.5 hrs) or Valley (5km). National Express at Valley (6km). Bus 23/25 Holyhead - Rhoscolyn (1km) or 4/44 Holyhead - Four Mile Bridge (3km). Ferry: Holyhead - Dublin or Dun Laoghaire.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Wales Coast Path Lon Las Cymru
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
2VisitWales Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Outdoor Alternative

Outdoor Alternative is now closed for the rest of 2020

October 21st 2020

Unfortunately due the ever-changing Covid restrictions the difficult decision has been made to close the centre until 2021. For the latest up to date information follow the link to the centre’s own website.

conservatory at outdoor alternative on anglesey

Outdoor Alternative is closed for the remaining 2020 season.

July 21st 2020

please see our website for further information.

If you have a future bookings for our accommodation we will be in touch to discuss the details as soon as possible.



Outdoor Alternative – Green Tourism Gold accredited, sustainably run bunkhouse

January 9th 2020

We don’t often shout about our Eco credentials, we have just always tried to live lightly and have as little impact on our beautiful natural environment as possible.

The steps we take include generating our own electricity using solar panels and we heat hot water using solar thermal systems. We are currently working to introduce a ground source heat pump system for the central heating in the accommodation instead of using gas. We drive electric vehicles and have an EV charging station available for customers who might need one. Waste is a big issue for the planet these days so we try to do our bit by being conscientious about what we consume, buying locally as much as possible, using ethical retailers and reusing, up cycling and recycling wherever we can. We have a “straw bale urinal” on the campsite which saves water, keeps the queues down at the loos and creates compost for the garden. We keep hens and pigs and grow lots of lovely veggies and use this produce when catering for our groups as much as possible. Last year we introduced the “Meat Free Monday” initiative so all of our catered groups have at least one day during their stay where they don’t eat any meat. We hope all these small steps go some way to acknowledging the climate emergency that our planet faces as well as making our accommodation centre a welcoming and thought provoking place to visit.


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