Escaping the Rat-Race in Mid-Wales

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Apr 26

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During the Hostel weekend, there well be a walk in the area organised.

Just for the weekend, forget about the Race-Rat and Technology in this remote corner of Wales.

The area is ideal for lovers of solitude and is close to an old drovers’ track which leads over the scenic Cambrian Mountains.

We'll be staying in a 17th Century Farmhouse in this back-to-basic eco-friendly hostel. 

The historic former farmhouse has thick stone walls, a traditional Welsh slate floor and an amazing stone floored common room with a cosy wood burning stove. 

There's no mobile/wifi coverage or no mains electricity to the hostel so we'll have the whole weekend to unwind. 

In the Elenydd region of Wales, deep in the Tywi Forest, near to Llyn Brianne, we'll explore this quiet bit of the country that is often overlooked by hikers. 

For mountain bikers, the area has many tracks and courses to follow including a 24 mile circuit of Llyn Brianne. 

The area is also a Dark Skies Reserve so if it's clear at night, there should be an amazing display of the stars.


Friday Evening: Arrive anytime after 4pm, meet the rest of the group and socialise. Welcome 'meeting' and we'll have the usual Outdoor lads buffet so please bring something that can be shared between two or three people (try to avoid too much quiche!)

Saturday Day: After breakfast, we’ll head into the surrounding countryside for a hike to explore the area.  

The area is also popular with mountain bikers, so you can bring your bike along if you wish although please note this will be at your own risk without any official Mountain Bike Leader from OutdoorLads with you.

Saturday Evening: Relax, socialise, and chillout. Dinner is included in the event cost. 

This region of the Cambrian Mountains is also good for stargazing as it's a top ten Dark Skies Place.  So, any budding astronomers - bring along your telescope or binoculars to watch the celestial fireworks!

Sunday: After breakfast we need to check out by 10am.  There will be a final 'stretch of the legs' short walk (around an hour or two) for those who want one, before maybe finding a pub for lunch somewhere and then heading home again.

Meals and Food

Including in the event cost - Saturday and Sunday Breakfast, Saturday Dinner

Please bring something suitable for the 'Friday Night Buffet' and make plans for Saturday lunchtime (Packed Lunch).  For the buffet, please consider there is only 1 oven in the hostel so try and avoid anything that needs to be baked or roasted.  There is also no fridge or freezer at the hostel (so no ice cream for dessert!).

Tea, Coffee and Cake: Will be provided throughout the weekend.

Other Drinks and snacks: Please bring your own.


Sorry, Dogs are not allowed in this hostel. 

Want to Chat before the event? 

There is a Telegram Group Chat setup if you want to chat with everyone coming to make plans, arrange lifts, work out what to bring etc at

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Image 1 Rough grazing by the Afon Tywi, Ceredigion
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Image 2 Craggy gully, Cwm Tywi, Powys
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Image 3 : Afon Tywi near Dolgoch, Ceredigion
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Image 4 Across the Tywi Valley north of Llyn Brianne
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Images 5-9 Photos taken by OutdoorLads members and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.