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Pwll Du Adventure Centre

Pwll Du Adventure Centre
  • Location:Pontypool
  • Type:Hostel
  • Grade:3 Star

The Centre was recently modernised by Ann and Peter Jones who live and work on the adjacent breeding pedigree Welsh Black cattle. The farm now extends to around 20 hectares and is surrounded by an area of urban common significantly increasing the area available for visitors to walk and explore. The farm is part of the All-Wales Agri-environment scheme 'Tir Gofal' where the focus is placed on farming in an environmentally friendly way and managing the land for bio-diversity and the benefit of wildlife.

The farm has been occupied by the family for over 30 years, its history is closely related to the Pwll Du settlement which was believed to be established at the commencement of the coal and iron workings in the early 18th Century.

Whilst the majority of Pwll Du was demolished in 1963 with foundations and parch marks showing their extent, the only other standing buildings are the Lamb and Fox public house and the Miners' Welfare Hall, now the Pwll Du Adventure Centre which was a testimony to miner's self-help having being built out of levies from their wages without any external funds

  • Disabled Access:No
  • Suitable for Groups:Yes
  • Suitable for Families:No
Contact Information
Grading / Awards
  • Visit Wales - 3 Star
  • Cyclists Welcome
  • Walkers Welcome
Pricing
  • Single:Bookings for small groups and individuals on a last minute basis will cost £17.00 per person per night. When booked on this basis groups must expect t
  • Room or cottage unit:Sole use of the Centre at a weekend costs £400 per night (minimum of two nights) regardless of how many there are in your group up to the maximum of 2