YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

The Old Red Lion , Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire SA19 9UL


For outdoor adventures in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, look no further than YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre. This remote hostel, with stunning mountain views, has a unique combination of wildness and accessibility.
YHA Llanddeusant’s exclusivity means that your group will always be the only group on site allowing us to provide a truly bespoke and focused visit based around your groups needs and objectives. All our staff including our support staff have extensive educational experience and a passion for ensuring your group have the best experience possible.

All meals can be provided with a stunning locally sourced menu or to reduce costs you can take advantage of the self- catering kitchen.
Nationally famous walking itineraries, cross country mountain bike routes all start and finish at our door and the caves, crags and lakes that we use as our outdoor learning venues are all within 15 minutes travel time from the centre.
Every aspect of our provision is carefully designed to enhance a group’s learning potential and the overall quality of the experience. Education groups, regardless of age, ability or experience will benefit from the fact that our activity programmes are bespoke and devised in collaboration with group leaders.
Our activities are all in the natural remote and stunning backdrop of the black mountains.  You can pick adventurous activities including:

Canoeing/ Kayaking, Gorge Walk, Raft Build, Stand up Paddleboarding / Mega SUP, Assault course, Caving, Climbing, Abseil, Rifles, Archery, Bushcraft, Wide Games, Team building / Team challenge / Initiative exercises, Mountain Biking (only for groups where all clients are competent on a bike.), Hike / Mountain Walk / Night Hike
Or try our art and discovery sessions including:
Woodland creation workshop, Identity in sculpture, Making druidic Amulets, Making Monsters, Totem creation.

Or add a cultural / experiential visit:
Speaking welsh, Visit Carreg Cennen Castle, Visit the Red Kite Centre, Visit the lime Kilns, Welsh Mines and Quarry’s, living history.
Or you could try our amazing Story line adventure which ties together multiple activities into a week-long mystery hunt to find the final message of the Tylwyth Teg Wales secretive and magical fair folk.

Our in-house provision means that every morning, afternoon and evening is filled with fine-tuned activities whatever the agenda. Primary schools appreciate the friendliness and accessibility of first encounters, secondary pupils will realise the full value of their experiences in the course of the session review and sixth form/college groups can be given targeted challenges and outcomes to enhance their confidence and ability to succeed together.

Why Groups love YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

One of YHA's most remote hostels

Activities provided by ARC Adventures

Great for walks in the Brecon Beacons

"Great" - 89%

Customer satisfaction based on 25 scores

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 26

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre

YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • Drying room
  • Camping and cabins
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle hire
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Self-catering kitchen

How to get here

The Old Red Lion , Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire SA19 9UL

By car: From the M4 J32 (A470 to A40). From A40 Brecon – Llandovery, turn left in Trecastle at Castle Coaching Inn. After nine miles turn left opposite the Red Kite Cafe, then it’s one mile to the hostel on the right. From the west take the A40 via Llandeilo then right for A4069 (Llangadog – Brynamman road). Turn left opposite Three Horseshoes. Follow hostel signs.

OS Map: 160
OS Grid Ref: SN776245
Latitude: 51.90579
Longitude: -3.77857
YHA Llanddeusant Activity Centre