SN8056 : Tywi Valley and Dolgoch Youth Hostel

taken 12 years ago, near to Dolgoch [other Features], Ceredigion, Great Britain

Tywi Valley and Dolgoch Youth Hostel
Tywi Valley and Dolgoch Youth Hostel
Hostel closed Mid Oct 2009 until spring 2010 - new toilet block being built :-)

YHA discarded this hostel in September 2007. See Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust ( LinkExternal link ) for information about saving this, the only accommodation this high in the valley.

Huw Jones was the last farmer to live in this valley, and he sold Dolgoch to the YHA in 1967 and land surrounding it much more recently. He was born there in the 1930s, and has published a small book of reminiscences and diaries (in Welsh) which is well worth investigating. There were seven farms in the valley at the time, but the devastating winter of 1947 was the start of the complete depopulation by 1967. Since his 2006 book, one smallholding is again occupied, and another farm shows signs of activity. See LinkExternal link .
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
Thursday, 27 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 March, 2007
River valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 807 563 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.5196N 3:44.8018W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 808 559
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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