Local Activities


 

Coed Owen Bunkhouse and Ysgubor Bach would be of particular interest to Mountain Fitness Groups, Athletic Groups, Ramblers, Educational Groups, Duke of Edinburgh, Mountain Bikers, Road Cyclists and Social Groups.

  • Hikers and Wakers  our farm provides direct access onto the Brecon Beacons
  • Fell Runners  an ideal environment for fell running events  and training
  • Walkers approx 2.5 hour walk to Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales 
  • Cyclists  we are only 15 minutes to the Taff Trail cycle path and Bike Park Wales 
  • Fishermen  we are only 5 minutes walk to Cantref Reservoir where you can fish
  • Fine food lovers we are only 5 minutes walk to restaurant and bar

 

Hotels


Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel

 

Just across the road from Coed Owen Farm and Ysgubor Bach is the Nant Ddu Lodge where you can enjoy fine dining, bar meals and local ales.

 

Mountain Bikers


Secure Bike Lock Up
Secure Bike Lock Up

Coed Owen Bunkhouse and Ysgubor Bach have easy access to the Taff Trail cycle path. Just a 15 minute cycle from the property and you're right on it!

 

The trail is 88km in length, stretching between Brecon and Cardiff Bay. A large proportion of the Taff Trail is traffic free, cycling along former tramways, railways and canal towpaths.

 

Mountain Bikers will find Coed Owen Bunkhouse a great place to stay because of its location to Mountain Biking Centres.  Bike Park Wales is a world class mountain bike park, built for mountain bike riders by mountain bike riders. Bike Park Wales is a great day out for all ages and abilities and just a 10 minute drive from Coed Owen Bunkhouse and Ysgubor Bach, just off the A470. www.bikeparkwales.co.uk

 

The Taff Trail links with Afan Forest Park which has 5 world class trails and over 100 km of single track. Afan is home to some of the most challenging descents in the UK. www.afanforestpark.co.uk

 

Cwmcarn Forest, with only red and black trails is aimed at the more serious mountain bikers. A year-round uplift service is also available. www.cwmcarnforest.co.uk

 

The Brecon Beacons offers a huge range of off-road biking experiences, from rides like The Gap and Sarn Helen Roman Road that cut through the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, to gentle, grassy routes across scenic commons. 

www.mtbbreconbeacons.co.uk

 

Bring your own bike or we can arrange bike hire for you. We also have plenty of storage facilities for your equipment and bike.

WALKERS


Pen Y Fan  is the second highest mountain peak in Wales, the highest in South Wales and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pen Y Fan is a 2.5 hour walk (depending on your speed) from Coed Owen Farm.

Gorge Walking If you are looking for the best gorge walking that Wales and the Brecon Beacons has to offer, then Gorge Walking Wales has all the adventure and excitement that you can manage. They have gorges to suit all ages and abilities, so whether you want just a fun filled exciting day or something a bit more extreme, then Gorge Walking Wales is the place to find the gorge walk to suit you.


www.gorgewalkingwales.com

Wales Activity Breaks can provide you with an extensive range of activities from Landrover driving to high powered speedboat rides, to gorge walking/canyonning and quad biking on a 360 acre working hill farm. 

Experienced in Stag/Hen weekend activities and Youth Groups. 

Speak to Carlyn and her team who can even arrange to pick you up from Coed Owen or Ysgubor Bach.

 

www.walesactivitybreaks.co.uk

 

Big Blue Adventures is an adventure travel company based in Cardiff, Wales and run by Daniel and Heleen, a Welsh-Dutch couple with a love for outdoor adventures. Award winning customer service with Daniel and Heleen at Big Blue Adventures for your outdoor activites. Great fun and bonding activites for Corporate, Stag, Hen and all Group gatherings.

 

www.explorebigblue.comE-mail: daniel@explorebigblue.com or heleen@explorebigblue.com

 

 

Storey Arms is an Outdoor Activity Centre, just two miles from Coed Owen and Ysgubor Bach. Gorge walking, caving, rock climbing, canoeing and hill walking can be provided by Storey Arms who are qualified and licensed activity providers.

 

www.storeyarms.com

on our doorstep


Garwnant Visitor Centre Just 10 minutes walk through our fields and you can be at Garwnant Visitor Centre where you can enjoy fresh, local food served in their restaurant and coffee shop or picnic in the forest. There is a childrens play area and low rope course. Here you can also buy your fishing permits to fish in the local reservoir. Guided educational walks and cycling are available too.

 

Fishing


Fishing in the Brecon Beacons
Fishing in the Brecon Beacons

There are three reservoirs, Beacons Reservoir, Cantref Reservoir and Llwyn On Reservoir situated within a few miles of each other along the main A470 Brecon to Merthyr Tydfil road where you can fly fish for brown trout and rainbow trout. Cantref Reservoir is only 5 minutes walk from us. Fishing permits can be bought from Garwnant visitor centre which is a 5 minute drive.

 

 

National Park Visitor Centre


National Park Visitor Centre is only a 15 minute drive from us, where you can learn all about the Brecon Beacons National Park, have a cup of tea, buy Welsh gifts from the shop and enjoy guided walks

 

Brecon Mountain Railway


Brecon Mountain Railway Just a short car journey. Enjoy a ride on a vintage steam locomotive through beautiful scenery along the Taf Fechan Reservoir. They can accommodate wheelchair users too.

 

Ystradfellte Waterfalls


Ystradfellte Waterfalls is only 30 minutes away by car and a popular attraction for walkers who can take in the spectacular sights of waterfalls common to this area

 

National Showcaves Centre


National Showcaves Centre for Wales Approximately 40 minutes by car from Coed Owen Farm and one of the major tourist attractions in Wales and the Brecon Beacons National Park. They have also created one of the world's largest dinosaur parks

 

Brecon Town


Brecon Town You can catch a bus from the bottom of our drive or take the car, or better still walk down the roman road to the historic cathedral town of Brecon. Home of the famous South Wales Borderers Regiment who fought zulu warriors. Brecon Museum can tell you the full story. Here you can cruise the canal on a boat and wander through Georgian narrow streets.

 

Penderyn Distillery


Visiting Penderyn Distillery has become one of the most popular things to do in South Wales and is a genuine Welsh tourist attraction. The centre is just 20 minutes drive away and well worth the visit.

 

www.penderyn.wales  or Tel: 01685 810 651

 

Come to Coed Owen and Ysgubor Bach and look up to the heavens. Stargazing with no light polluition.

We are in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Dark Sky Reserve.

 

Cyfarthfa Castle


Just 10 minutes drive is Cyfarthfa Castle, Museum and Art Gallery, “Jewel in Merthyr’s Crown”. The ‘Ironmaster’ William Crawshay commissioned Cyfarthfa Castle in 1824. Here you can view dresses by Laura Ashley and Julien McDonald. Children will love Cyfartha’s Splashpad and Play water park. Picnic or have tea and cakes in the café. Cyfarthfa has a miniature railway which children and adults can enjoy. Why not get married at Cyfarthfa Castle and honeymoon at Coed Owen or Ysgubor Bach.

If you need help with your activities, call Molly +44 07508 544044

 

LOCAL AND HELPFUL LINKS


Coed Owen and Ysgubor Bach has a chef, who will prepare and cook all your favourite dishes. Tracey caters for large or small groups, uses only the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients and is very competitively priced. Please let us know if you require this service.