Apr
20

Perth-Y-Pia Farmhouse (38896)

Event Overview

Join OutdoorLads on an escape to a hidden gem in the Black Mountains, a 15th centuary farmhouse perched up a track above Grwyne Fechan valley and pretty village of Llanbedr.... Perth-y-Pia. Between the fire warmed living room and comfy beds, this is a lovely little hostel.

A stroll in the Black Mountains, the smaller brother to the Brecons but no less beautiful, will include nearby Table Mountain - no not the Cape Town one - known as Crug Hywel and the site of an Iron Age hillfort. With a mix of footpaths and open moutain moors, this is a little visited but charming part of south Wales.

This cosy and small event is sure to...

Join OutdoorLads on an escape to a hidden gem in the Black Mountains, a 15th centuary farmhouse perched up a track above Grwyne Fechan valley and pretty village of Llanbedr.... Perth-y-Pia. Between the fire warmed living room and comfy beds, this is a lovely little hostel.

A stroll in the Black Mountains, the smaller brother to the Brecons but no less beautiful, will include nearby Table Mountain - no not the Cape Town one - known as Crug Hywel and the site of an Iron Age hillfort. With a mix of footpaths and open moutain moors, this is a little visited but charming part of south Wales.

This cosy and small event is sure to be an enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Why not come and join us for a great walk, filling meal and time to catch up with friends new and old. 

 

 

Itinerary

Friday night: Buffet tea, welcome meeting and catch up with everyone.

Saturday daytime: We'll head out onto the paths into the local hills. Options include mountains as well as walks down into the valleys. 

Saturday night: Relax, socialise & chill out. Dinner is included in the event price and if the weather is kind to us, we'll have a fire!

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What to bring

You don't need anything special for hostals: this centre provides bedding and has it's own spring water which is filtered and safe for drinking from the kitchen. 

 

 you always need a towel and washkit. A couple of nice to have items is a torch (so you can get into the room when everyone has gone to sleep, without turning the light on) and ear plugs.

Bring your normal day walking kit* for the Saturday - but do bring comfy relaxed clothes for wearing around the hostel! You'll need to bring a packed lunch for the Saturday and of course any drink you may want of an evening.

Please note, early spring in the Black Mountains can be somewhat unpredictable - could be deep snow or sun bathing weather. Come prepared with winter kit and hope to be surprised.

Food & Drink

Friday night: Please bring one item for the group buffet, something small and tasty to feed 2-3 people (and that doesn't much require prep other than heating on arrival - as the kitchen will be full). Go easy on the onion quiche, we'll all be breathing the same air...! And remember, home-made stuff will gather you much admiration !

Saturday breakfast: Included in the event cost.

Saturday lunch: Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday dinner:  Saturday evening meal is provided: one of Simon's well known warming dinners is hoped for!

Sunday breakfast: Included in the event cost.

Tea & coffee: Included throughout the weekend.

Alcoholic drinks: You'll need to bring these with you, but Oakehampton is not far away where you'll find several shops.

Allergies: If you have any diet related needs not specified in your account information, please do let the leader know directly.

Meeting & Times

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How to get there

As I have said, we have very restricted parking so there will be some measure of vehicle sharing. We can arrange this closer to the event.

In the meantime:

Driving

From Abergavenny, take the A40 towards Crickhowell/Brecon. Keep on the A40 through the centre of Crickhowell until you pass the SHELL garage on your right hand side.

Take the next right turn up Llanbedr road. At the top of the road you leave the built up area and it becomes steeper. You then come to a T-Junction on a slant. You turn left which is more like straight on.

Continue on this road for 2 miles, driving past the Llanbedr turn on your right, then past Ty-Mawr Farm and 200m past the farm you arrive at the bottom of Perth-y-Pia drive. There is a sign post to Perth-y-Pia and Table Mountain to the left, go through the gate and up a very steep drive.

The farmhouse is on the right and the barn on the left as you approach the centre.

Public transport

The nearest accessible railway station is Abergavenny with regular services from Manchester, Swansea, Newport and Hereford calling through here. Connections at Newport for the Great Western line towards London and Hereford towards Birmingham.

From Abergavenny the No.43 Bus towards Brecon will get you to the Square in Crickhowell. From here it is either a 3 mile walk, or catch the T49 bus to Llanbedr and get off at St Peters Church, with a short walk up to the hostel from here.

Alternative

We are of course encouraging car share, so if you can offer a list (and please do) or need one, pop a message on the event wall.


Event Reference No:
38896