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

Call Jacqui Short on 01407 860469

Overview

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 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.

Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    20: 2x2, 1x4, 2x6. 20: 1x3, 3x4, 1x5.
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hour access.
  • Price per night:

    £24pp. £410 for sole use.
  • Booking:

    Essential
  • 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

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It 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.

It has availability at Easter and New Year.

Facilities

aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
jShowers
[WiFi
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
2VisitWales Quality Assured

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News & Offers from Outdoor Alternative

Last dates available during Easter holidays for family fun on Anglesey

January 9th 2020

Easter breaks are very popular with groups of friends and family here at Outdoor Alternative. We still have some availability in Morwennol which has 5 bunk rooms, cosy common areas and sleeps 20+

Easter is a beautiful time of year here with the weather often mild enough for activities on the beach, which is just a gentle stroll from the property. There are some excellent coastal walks, right from the door and the grounds outside are ideal for little explorers to roam free, having adventures and playing games. There are family friendly pubs within walking distance or the catering kitchen is all set up for large groups to dine together at home. The dates available are between 5th – 10th or 13th – 16th April 2020. Most of the bedrooms are en suite and one bathroom has disabled access.

Late Availability

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.

News

Family Holiday for February Half term in Rhoscolyn, Anglesey

January 8th 2020

Outdoor Alternative has late availability for families looking for a February half term get away in stunning Rhoscolyn, an area of outstanding natural beauty on Anglesey.

Self catered accommodation with ample room for dining as a group, cosy common spaces plus conservatory and en suite bathrooms. Walking distance to one of the best beaches on the island, family friendly pubs nearby. Each of our two bunkhouses has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 20.

Late Availability

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