In 1969, when man first set foot on the moon, a ‘star’ was found in Snowdonia

50 years ago, when mankind made its journey to the moon, the founding trustees of our charity journeyed to Snowdonia and found what was to become Bron-y-Gader Outdoor Pursuits Centre and Bunkhouse.

In 1969, the derelict farm had no roof, crumbling walls and no basic services. Lots of hard work mostly by volunteers of our charity, The Blackburn & District Outdoor Pursuits Centre Trust, with a little professional help, has turned the crumbling wreck into the ‘star’ bunkhouse it is today. This centre now has mains electricity and ground sourced filtered water but has retained it’s original rustic remote farmhouse feel.

From this isolated and peaceful spot, 290m (950ft) up in the foothills of Snowdonia, overlooking the Conwy valley between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed, you can walk directly up to the Carneddau mountain range and beyond. Alternatively you can drive down to the many varied attractions of the Snowdonia National Park. The beaches of Llandudno, the castle at Conwy, the fun and thrills at Zip World are only a short drive away. Surf Snowdonia and Adventure Parc Snowdonia are within 3 miles and mountain biking in the Gwydir Forest from Betws-y-Coed is only 10 miles away.

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