Diffwys Outdoor Centre


The  Cambrian Mountains Area of Astounding Natural Beauty  is a remote, tranquil area, so sparsely populated as to have been described by writers in past centuries as the “Green Desert of Wales”


A range of walking trails, exploring gentle woodland and tumbling waterfalls,the routes of medieval monks, romantic 18th century writers and poets in search of adventure


Diffwys Outdoor Centre was purpose built in the 1970s as a residential outdoor centre for schools across West Wales. Fully renovated in 2021 it is now available for group bookings.

Beach scene Wild Swimming Hostel in Winter

Nature & Adventure

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.

Diffwys Outdoor Centre is the perfect base for exploring

Mountains Hostel Beaches
Wild Swimming


If you’re an adventurer who loves being out in nature, hiking, walking, wild-swimming, fishing or just relaxing on the beach then a visit to Diffwys Outdoor Centre should be next on your list. You can expect great photo opportunities and the chance to travel with a group of like-minded individuals who love the great outdoors.

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