SN8056 : Dolgoch Youth Hostel,Upper Cwm Tywi, Ceredigion

taken 7 years ago, near to Dolgoch [other Features], Ceredigion, Great Britain

Dolgoch Youth Hostel,Upper Cwm Tywi, Ceredigion
Dolgoch Youth Hostel,Upper Cwm Tywi, Ceredigion
This remote hostel, operated by the Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) is in the Tywi Valley north of Llyn Brianne. The extensive Tywi Forest, started in the early 1960s surrounds the valley near the hostel and comparison with July 2009 LinkExternal link shows that felling is no longer in progress by Nantyrhwrch. The last farmer to live at Dolgoch, Huw Jones, left in 1967 and the building was taken over by the YHA, who tried to close it down in 2007 with many other small hostels which didn't meet their glossy (and profit making) requirements. It will also be seen that in this picture, the hostel has been re-roofed. Some water heating is now achieved by solar tubes on the southern end extension (not visible in this image).

Land beyond the river is in Powys.
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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SN8056, 213 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 October, 2010
Category
Accommodation > Youth Hostel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 806 561 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.4626N 3:44.8601W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 805 562
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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