Outdoor Alternative, Cerrig-yr-Adar, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2NQ
Call Jacqui Short on 01407 860469
OverviewWonderfully 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 rockhopping. 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 units and camping with toilets and showers. Careful energy use is encouraged, with composting and recycling. Nearby Holyhead has rail links and ferries to Ireland. Walking distance to pub. This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:20: 2x2, 1x4, 2x6. 20: 1x3, 3x4, 1x5.
Open:All year. 24 hour access.
Price per night:£22pp. £385 for sole use.
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:Local Walks Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner, has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the ideal for retreats page, the Hostels with Camping map, the Wales Coast Path and the Lon Las Cymru.
Walk the superb Anglesey coastal path from our 4* bunkhouse in Rhoscolyn
March 12th 2018
If you haven’t yet walked Anglesey’s coastline, you are missing out! Why not take advantage of our special offer and bring your walking group or friends and family to give it a go. With stunning views and a wide variety of scenery from dramatic rocky cliffs to secluded sandy coves, Anglesey’s coast is a mecca for walkers and outdoor lovers.
Our 4* bunkhouse-style accommodation is just a stone’s throw from the coastal path and the beautiful Borthwen beach in Rhoscolyn. At our family-run gold award winning accommodation we provide a warm welcome to groups with an interest in the outdoors.
We are offering mid-week deals for Spring and Autumn 2018 for groups of 8 or more people.
Spring and Autumn are fantastic times to visit Anglesey where we have above average sunshine thanks to our coastal location. We have walks from the door, sea kayaking the rugged coastline from our local Borthwen beach and stunning Snowdonia just 45 minutes away. Morwennol is fully heated with constant hot water with a cosy upstairs lounge for small groups to enjoy a relaxing evening.
The cost is just £20 per person per night, and groups of 8 or more can have exclusive use of our bunkhouse. After a great day in the outdoors if you would like a warming one pot meal and pud prepared for you just let us know. For example Welsh Black beef Pepperpot followed by Pear and Ginger crumble – £9. Please get in touch if you would like to book or for any further information.
Outdoor Alternative gets Gold from the Green Tourism Business Scheme
January 16th 2018
Outdoor Alternative take sustainable tourism seriously and their banks of solar panels have generated over 45,000 kWh of electricity in the last 6 years, saving more than 30 tonnes of carbon from being released into the atmosphere. They also heat the hot water used in the bunkhouses using solar heating panels which contributes a further 5500 kWh to water heating. There is also a composting toilet for campers to save on water usage and plans are underway for an additional solar system to heat water for campers showers in 2017. No wonder they are a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award holder.
December 16th 2017
Outdoor Alternative is a purpose built hostel on the end of Holy Island, Anglesey.
If I were to travel west from my home in Derbyshire, through North Wales; and carry on west across the Menai Strait to Anglesey; further west to Holy Island and on towards the sea, I might arrive at Outdoor Alternative. Purpose built with sustainability in the forefront of their minds.
I’d also be following the colonial push of the Roman Empire, who drove the druids back and further back to their last redoubt on Anglesey – those druids too, knew a thing or too about respecting nature. (Brace yourself for a laboured joke) I’m not saying you’d have to make many sacrifices to stay here though, as ‘All mod-cons’ and ‘Eco’ live comfortably side by side here. Fully heated, with constant hot water, hot meals and cosy beds, spotless and airy – the centre is exactly what you’d expect from a modern, well equipped hostel. They are rightly proud of their tally of green tourism awards.
But what a location! Right on the coast, with all that implies. Its only a short wander to the beach and the cliffs and the walks along them. The sea here is a kayaker’s dream. There’s also climbing, diving, the list goes on.
If you’ve been charmed by the TV antics of puffins and all the other Green Planet creatures you’ll want to keep your eyes open. You’re in an AONB brimming with a whole range of habitats. Perfect territory for the wildlife lover.
March 20th 2017
GTBS Gold Award holder and Trip Advisor Platinum holder View details
January 14th 2017
50,000 kWh's and counting, in energy saved so far. View details