Parkwood Outdoors Dolygear is the perfect place for everything from day trips to weeklong experiences for Friends and Families, parties or celebrations of just about any kind! Our experienced, enthusiastic team have a strong background in outdoor activities and coaching, ensuring we deliver some of the most exciting and varied activities.

Whether you are a group of complete beginners, keen outdoor enthusiasts or simply looking for a fun and exciting challenge we’ve got something for you. We pride ourselves on being able to put together the perfect package to suit any numbers, ages and abilities, including great options to meet specific group requirements with discounts for larger group bookings.

For those looking to stay overnight in a stunning location, our range of onsite accommodation choices with flexible catered and self-catered options makes us the perfect place. You can choose to camp next to the river, or enjoy a variety of newly refurbished 3 and 4 star rated accommodation options. The main Dolygaer Lodge or Chalet is a great choice for larger groups and includes 2 fully accessible DDA compliant rooms for disabled user groups, or smaller groups and families can take comfort in the luxury Dolygaer Cottage over looking the lake.

We specialise in creating fantastic memories with a range of adventurous land and water based activities, a truly action packed break in a unique setting that you won’t forget at Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer! We know that time away with friends and family is important, so we offer a whole range of activities, comfortable accommodation and welcoming staff to help make your break as enjoyable and memorable as possible. 

We offer great prices for groups depending on the number of people attending and when you are looking to stay so please do give us a call or drop us an enquiry and we will be delighted to get back to you with a customised quote for your dream stay.

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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Bushcraft

Bushcraft skills are both exciting and truly valuable in that you will learn exciting wilderness survival skills such as fire lighting and shelter construction with only the basic essentials, many of which nature itself provides. You will also learn about the importance of limiting our environmental impact and ensuring the unspoilt surroundings of nature continue to thrive. 

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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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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.

  • Bushcraft

    Bushcraft

    Bushcraft is all about learning exciting wilderness survival skills such as fire lighting and shelter construction with only the basic essentials as tools, many of which nature itself provides

  • 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.

  • 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.

Accommodation For Friends & Family Groups

Accommodation For Friends & Family Groups

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is home to the recently renovated Cottage overlooking the river, lake and hills making it the perfect view to wake up to and relax with in the evening. The Cottage is fully equipped with its own bathroom, living area and kitchen including three bedrooms. Sleeping up to eight people, the Cottage is a perfect place to enjoy private and comfortable accommodation with friends and family.

For larger groups, there is the Dolygaer Lodge that sleeps up to 44 people. The bunkhouse consists of ten smaller rooms, each offering two bunk beds, and two rooms with one bunkbed each suitable for coordinators and teachers. The bunkhouse contains a fully fitted kitchen with all the utensils and a comfortable communal area for everyone to relax together in the evening.

For those who enjoy a night under the stars, the beautiful campsite sits directly next to the river, offering a tranquil and scenic place to stay. The campsite has it’s own shower and toilet block which is accessible 24 hours each day.

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How to book

How to book

It’s important to us that you book the right activities and accommodation for your group at a suitable price. We tailor all of our packages to include the perfect activities and accommodation to suit your group. We’ll give you the most up to date availability and advise you of any clothing or any additional items that you may wish to bring for your comfort. To discuss your requirements or to make a booking with us, just give us a call on 01685 848309. We may politely request a small deposit to secure your booking which is payable over the phone.

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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