Dolygaer Activity Centre

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is an activity centre based in the south of the Brecon Beacons, just a 15 minute drive from Merthyr Tydfil. The centre offers a fantastic range of activities such as sailing, hiking and gorge adventures with options available for all ages and abilities.

The scenic surroundings really need to be seen first hand to be believed with stunning views over the lake, river and rolling hills which can be viewed from the site. We also have multiple accomodation options to suit every style including the campsite, Dolygaer Lodge and Dolygaer Cottage, which offers guests a luxurious way to unwind after a day's activities. Fully qualified and welcoming staff will make your visit here enjoyable, safe and memorable.

Brecon Mountain Railway Trek

Brecon Mountain Railway Trek

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the newest and most exciting water sports on offer and it's easy to see why. As something that's easy to learn you too can quickly enjoy the feeling of manoeuvring yourself across the water while testing your balance.

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Fit Camps

Sometimes what we really need in order to get fit is a break from our usual routine and the introduction of some different surroundings. 

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Kayaking

Our Britsh Canoe qualified Kayak instructors can cater for beginners to the most advanced of paddlers.  We offer taster sessions and if you wish to progress further National Governing Body Star Awards.  You will learn how to paddle in a variety of different venues depending on the group from canals, rivers to the picturesque Pontsticill reservoir. Kayaking is a great adventure activity that allows you to explore more of the outdoors.

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Canoeing

Our British Canoe qualified instructors can cater for beginners to the most advanced of paddlers.  We offer taster sessions and if you wish to progress further National Governing Body Star Awards.  You will learn how to paddle in a variety of different venues depending on the group from canals, rivers to the picturesque Pontsticill reservoir. Canoeing is a great adventure activity that allows you to explore more of the outdoors.

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Raft Building

Raft building in the Pontsticill reservoir is a great activity for parties, families, corporate days or small groups.  You will learn some basic knot tying skills and design your own raft and see if it floats!  Building a raft offers the opportunity to be as creative as you wish, which is the fun part.  We will teach you how to paddle your raft around a course safely.  Raft building a great fun and can be ideal for team building.

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Rock Climbing and Abseil

Rock Climbing and Abseiling are ideal activities for indivuals and groups.  There are some wonderful crags near Dolygaer, offering a suitable variety of climbs, with the Brecon Beacons on the doorstep offering an untapped amount of classic routes.  Our friendly and qualified instructors will ensure fun, enjoyment and safety are at the heart of each climbing trip.  We will teach how to belay your team and new climbing techniques and when all the hard work is complete going up you will learn the art of abseiling on the way down.  Put simply a really fun activity that everyone can enjoy.

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Caving

Your adventure begins with a safety briefing from our instructors who will show you how to put on and use the equipment we provide.  Our caving trips will teach you to crawl, pull, slide through the cave system and learn about cave formations and navigation.  No matter if this is your first caving trip or you're an expert we will have a caving trip just for you.  Caving is great fun in groups, and our instructors and the local caving provides exciting opportunities to explore the limestone caves of South Wales.

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Gorge Adventure

Gorge Adventure is simply fantastic fun!  Incorporating some wonderful local gorges, you will find gorge adventure a physically demanding activity and is definitely one of our most popular activity days. Its perfect for groups and individuals, school groups, team building activities and works well for Stag and Hen parties. Some of the activities you will enjoy as part of our Gorge Adventure experience include sliding or jumping in rivers, climbing into waterfalls, scrambling through rivers, and swimming through shoots and waterfalls.

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Mountain Biking

With the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons in every direction, you will be hard pressed to find a more perfect location for the ultimate mountain biking adventure

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Mountain Walking

The local area to Dolygaer has some truly wonderful mountain walks. Our knowledgeable guides will bring you to some of the most picturesque parts of South Wales teaching you map reading and compass skills.  We have many different types of walks that are suitable for most abilities including some local favourites such as the Taff Trail.  For the more adventurous there is the famous walk up Pen y Fan!  Ideal as individual or group books our mountain walks will leave you feeling energised and longing to come back for more!

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  • Brecon Mountain Railway Trek

    Brecon Mountain Railway Trek

    Our fantastic full day activity that lets you explore the Brecon Beacons by foot, train and canoe!

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the newest and most exciting water sports on offer and it's easy to see why.

  • Fit Camps

    Fit Camps

    Sometimes what we really need in order to get fit is a break from our usual routine and the introduction of some different surroundings.

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore our rivers, lakes and streams while also having great fun and keeping fit.

  • Canoeing

    Canoeing

    Our British Canoe qualified instructors can cater for beginners to the most advanced of paddlers.

  • Raft Building

    Raft Building

    Raft building in the Pontsticill reservoir is a great activity for parties, families, corporate days or small groups.

  • Rock Climbing and Abseil

    Rock Climbing and Abseil

    Our friendly and qualified instructors will ensure fun, enjoyment and safety are at the heart of each climbing trip.

  • Caving

    Caving

    Parkwood Outdoors offers groups and individuals of all ages the opportunity to explore breathtaking caves in the heart of the Welsh countryside.

  • Gorge Adventure

    Gorge Adventure

    Explore the beautiful Welsh gorges with Parkwood Outdoors. Visit our website to see our wide choice of gorge walking activities.

  • Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

    With the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons in every direction, you will be hard pressed to find a more perfect location for the ultimate mountain biking adventure.

  • Mountain Walking

    Mountain Walking

    Parkwood Outdoors offers a wide range of walking trails in the stunning Welsh countryside for all ages and experience levels. Visit us to find out more.

Contact us today on: 01685 700 440

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Business Hours

Opening Days:

  • Monday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday   09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday   09:00 - 17:00

About Us

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is an activity centre based in the south of the Brecon Beacons, just a 15 minute drive from Merthyr Tydfil. We offer a fantastic range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities

Address

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer Pontsticill Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UR