Diffwys Outdoor Centre

About Diffwys Outdoor Centre

Diffwys Outdoor Centre offers self-catered accommodation for groups up to a maximum of 16 people looking to enjoy the remote and tranquil area of the Cambrian Mountains. Intersected by a range of walking and cycling trails, gentle woodlands, tumbling waterfalls and secluded lakes and rivers, this stunning area is perfect for any lover of the great outdoors. With a vast range of peaceful sandy beaches, rocky bays and cliff top walks within close proximity, this undiscovered area of Wales truly has it all.

  • Sleeping: There are 6 bunk beds in the dormitory, and 1 bunk bed in each of the 2 ensuite rooms. A freshly-laundered bed sheet, pillow case and pillow is provided and guests are welcome to use their own sleeping bags. A duvet is also available to hire for the duration of your stay.
  • Services: The Centre is centrally heated throughout, with hot water supplied all year round. There is also a large log burner in the shared lounge and dining area. An initial basket of logs is provided and guests can purchase additional supplies as required.
  • The private water supply comes directly from a mountain spring and is then filtered and UV purified. 
  • Cooking: We carry a small store of non-perishable food items for sale, but all other food should be brought with you.
  • Mobile Phone: There is no mobile phone coverage in this area of the Cambrian Mountains. The nearest good mobile signal is 4 miles away in Tregaron. 
  • Inte​rnet: We provide a limited free wi-fi connection in the accomodation. 
  • Outside: There are guest garden areas to the side and rear of the accommodation with picnic tables. A charcoal barbecue is available. Also, a fire pit can be used when safe to do so outside of dry summer months. Parking is available for up to six cars, please advise if more space is required. Secure bike storage is also available.
  • Inside:  There is a boot room for wet boots and a small drying room for wet clothing.
  • Valuables: Secure lockers are available for small valuables.
  • Smoking: The entire site is essentailly non-smoking and vaping, but guests are alowed to smoke in the lower garden area.
  • Food deliveries can be arranged with prior notice.
How to find us

Diffwys Outdoor Centre is located on an unamed single-track road 4 miles from Tregaron in the west and 10 miles from Abergwesyn in the east. There is no mobile signal along any of this 14 miles of road. Take care when following satnav directions in this area as they are often very inaccurate. The folowing provide general directions:

  • From West, South or North head for Tregaron and then take the road marked Abergwesyn to the side of the Y Talbot Hotel in the main square and follow for 4 miles. The Outdoor Centre is located on the left-hand side directly on the roadside and behind a large stone house.
  • From East, pick up the A483, and approximately half-way between Builth Wells and Llandovery, take the Abergwesyn turning at either Llanwrtyd Wells or Beulah. From Abergwesyn follow signs to Tregaron. The Outdoor Centre is on the right-hand side after 10 miles.

Location information
Grid Reference: SN 73276 57757
Latitude , Longitude: 52.203427 , -3.8557940
Latitude , Longitude: 52°12′12″N , 003°51′21″W
What3Words : inviting.looms.hamster
1:25000 OS map: Explorer 187

There is no public transport to the Outdoor Centre but buses do stop in Tregaron. Taxi from Tregaron - Caron Taxis 01974 298652.

Local amenities

The nearest amenities are located 4 miles away in Tregaron. For food shopping, there is a good Spar shop and two family-owned butchers. Coffi a Bara is a bakery and cafe that is popular with locals. There are also several shops like The Rhiannon Centre and Dylan’s Den which offer a wide range of souvenir, craft and clothing products inspired by the local area. If you’re looking for somewhere to eat out, Y Talbot is a very good Michelin Guide listed bar and restaurant. Across the street, Y Banc is a recently refurbished bistro that also deserves a visit. Alternatively, both Dan'i Sang Chinese Takeaway and Tregaron Takeaway are good options, with the latter delivering to the Outdoor Centre. A petrol station and post office are also located in the centre of Tregaron. 

Diffwys Outdoor Centre

Tregaron, SY25 6NN

01974 298486