Joes Lodge Bunkhouse

Number of Beds: 24-27

Price Guide: From £225 'sole occupancy' per night

Visit Wales Grading: 2 Star Bunkhouse

Groups/Individuals: Groups only please

Joe's Lodge lies within Brecon Beacons National Park at the foot of the Black Mountains, with easy access to Offa's Dyke and Brecon, Hay on Wye, Llangorse Lake and the River Wye.

Talgarth has shops, a TIC (Tourist Information Centre), pubs, take-aways and cafes. A pool and sauna are available within a mile.

There are four bunkrooms (one en suite), parking, bike, canoe and activity kit storage, a cosy common room with teaching facilities, a drying room, a garden, separate male/female toilets and showers.

Heating/Cooking Facilities

Heated with night storage heaters. The fully equipped kitchen is suitable for large groups and has two cookers.

What to bring

We supply full bedding with duvets and pillows.

You should bring towels, personal kit and clothing appropriate to your activities. Do please bring a pair of slippers or indoor shoes for use in the bunkhouse. Boots stay on the porch and in the drying room please. We can welcome one or two well behaved dogs with your group by advanced agreement.

Nearest Public Transport

Buses from Swansea, Hereford (20 miles) and Brecon (9 miles). British Rail in Abergavenny and Hereford. A special 'Beacons Bus' equipped with a bicycle trailer runs in the summer months.

Local Interests/Attractions

Outdoor pursuits, adventure activities and the exciting history of the Welsh border are all on our doorstep. Some also enjoy the literary attractions of two nearby booktowns - most famously at Hay on Wye, and now the recently developed booktown at Blaenavon, recently declared a World Heritage Site.

The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, Llangorse Lake, the River Wye. , the Pwyll y Wrach Nature Reserve, Bronllys Castle, ancient churches of the Wye valley, fortifications of the Rhiangoll Valley and crafts tours are all possibilities for your stay.

There are several licensed adventure activity providers locally who can help you with a full range of activities from pony-trekking and sailing or canoeing to caving, gorge walking, orienteering, mountain biking, kites flying, buggies, escape and evasion events and climbing.

Joe's Lodge is an ideal base for self organized groups planning field schools and workshops or educational visits. There is a local nature reserve at nearby Pwyll y Wrach as well as the resources of the Brecon Beacons National Park, which surrounds us. We are well situated for canoeing on the Wye, wind surfing on Llangorse Lake and even gliding at a local flying centre.

We can advise on tours, walks, local talks, help organize meetings and seminars or trainings. Contact us with your needs and ideas and let us help make it happen.

Useful Information

Joes Lodge Bunkhouse
Hay Road, Talgarth Powys LD3 0AL Wales
phone: 07969 447438 fax:

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