Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Wern Watkin, Hillside, Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1LG
Wern Watkin Bunkhouse is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, high up on Mynnedd Llangattock. It is also known as YHA Llangattock Mountain. There is direct access on foot to the mountainside and a flat mountain road to a National Cycle Route. The bunkhouse is a converted stone barn with bunks for 30 people in 7, mainly en suite, bedrooms. The massive dining room and seating area opens out onto ancient woodlands. It has under-floor heating throughout, excellent drying facilities and ample hot water. The location is ideal for caving, rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling, orienteering, pony trekking and mountain biking. Outdoor pursuit training can be arranged from local qualified instructors. The bunkhouse is within easy walking distance of Llangattock cave complex (one of Europe’s most elaborate cave systems) as well as climbing crags and open moorland. A short drive away are the scenic Wye and Usk river valleys and a wealth of industrial heritage at the World Heritage site of Blaenavon. Catering can be provided for groups.This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.
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30: 4×6, 1×4, 2×2. All rooms except one are en suite
All year. All day.
Sole use £450 week nights, £630 w/ends. Smaller groups by negotiation £16- £18.50pp.
Availability online. 20% deposit, balance three weeks in advance.
Access can be either from Crickhowell or Brynmawr on small mountain roads. Detailed instructions will be sent with your booking.
Trains Abergavenny (8miles). Nearest buses Crickhowell.
This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and is on the present or past youth hostel page, the Beacons Way, the Cambrian Way and the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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Close to so much outdoor action and yet nestled in a peaceful haven.
Wern Watkin bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons sleeps 30 and is available to groups and individuals. Particularly suitable for outdoor pursuits, they can provide links to a range of activites with qualified instructors – especially exciting is the proximity to Llangattock cave complex (one of Europe’s most elaborate cave systems).
On a more tranquil and less adrenalised note though what about this intriguing snippet from their website, “Habitats at your door include ancient woodland, unusual wildflower meadows, rare marshland and a wildlife pond. We have a massive and thrilling colony of house martins swirling around the site and this is replaced at night be a major colony of bats which have their own floor in the bunkhouse. Bird lovers can see over 56 species.”
Doesn’t that fabulous?
And we haven’t even mentioned the modern and comfortable accomadation (mostly en-suite) which you can view via this 360 degree virtual tour.
Three miles from Crickhowell is Wern Watkin Bunkhouse also known as YHA Llangattock Mountain.
On the second day (walking from East to West) the Beacons Way rests at Crickhowell, 3 miles from Wern Watkins Bunkhouse.