SN8056 : Dolgoch Hostel through the rowan trees, Cwm Tywi, Ceredigion

taken 8 years ago, near to Dolgoch [other Features], Ceredigion, Great Britain

Dolgoch Hostel through the rowan trees, Cwm Tywi, Ceredigion
Dolgoch Hostel through the rowan trees, Cwm Tywi, Ceredigion
Seen from the Powys side of the Afon Tywi, this shows the hostel, now operated by the Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust LinkExternal link with its new roof. This remote hostel has no electricity supply; it is heated by an open wood/coal fire and is lit by gas. It was "dumped" by the YHA in 2008, and has since greatly increased its guest turnover. It will be closed from mid-October for another major programme of building development, re-opening early 2010. Check the given website for full details.

Update April 2011. There is now a horse paddock for visitors riding in, and facilities for hanging saddles and tackle. The open (and inefficient) open fire has been replaced with an excellent wood burning stove, so the place is much warmer, especially in winter. Solar panels now heat water for the super two new showers. A separate unit fitted out with en suite facilities usable by disabled visitors is available.
Dolgoch Youth Hostel
It will soon be noticed that reference to Dolgoch and its nearby companion hostel at Ty'n Cornel will disappear completely from all YHA publicity during May 2017. These, and some other basic traditional hostels no longer fit the YHA's money spinning glossy "holidays for kids" image. Young TRAVELLERS of limited means are no longer what the YHA wishes to encourage. Ty'n Cornel and Dolgoch are thriving and comfortable upland bunkhouse style hostels, open for most of the year and full booking information can be found on the Elenydd Wilderness Hostels website. LinkExternal link
In the meantime, please do not be off by anything the YHA says if you have problems booking through 2017 and beyond. The Elenydd is a wonderful remote area for walking away from "the crowds".

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
Accommodation > Youth Hostel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 806 561 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.4428N 3:44.8865W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 807 560
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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