Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust

Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust

Charity information

Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust

EWH is a Registered Charity (115946) which was established in 2006. It has over 300 members,many of whom help manage two remote Hostels in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales,east of Tregaron.
Tyncornel,which has 16 beds,is near the head of the Doethie Valley. Dolgoch,with 20 beds,is in the upper reaches of the Tywi Valley.
To become a member and help preserve these unique Hostels please contact <mark. Ewht@btinternet. Com>. To give voluntary help contact <chair@elenydd-hostels. Co. Uk

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    The Elenydd Wilderness Hostels trust (EWH) is a registered charity ( registered charity number 115946) and was established in 2006 when the YHA announced it was to close and sell its hostels in the Cambrian Mountains.

    With the hard work and dedication of many volunteers the Trust now runs two of these hostels Dolgoch and Ty’n Cornel independently and is committed to maintaining, improving and extending the use of the hostels in an environmentally sympathetic way.

    In 2007 it raised the funds to buy Dolgoch and then secured a major grant for refurbishment work here. Many improvements have been made at Ty’n Cornel and this hostel was purchased by the Trust in 2013. As part of its commitment to running the hostels in a sustainable/ eco way, the Trust has installed solar powered lighting and water heating at Dolgoch. Ty’n Cornel has mains electricity supplemented by solar panels which provide hot water, showers and some heating; the installation of solar panels in this hostel reduces its environmental footprint by replacing about 50% of the mains electricity used. There is no land line telephone.

    You can help to preserve these unique hostels for future generations by becoming a member of the Trust.
    By becoming a member of the Trust you will receive regular newsletters keeping you up to date with all the latest news about the hostels. Why not come along to one of our regular open meetings as well?

  • Aims

    Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust aims to:

    • To help all,especially young people of limited means,to a greater knowledge,love and care of the countryside.
    • To support this by providing simple hostel accommodation in the Mid-Wales Elenydd uplands area.
    • To promote the friendship,health,rest and education of all who stay in the accommodation provided.
    • To encourage volunteer involvement in all levels of management of the properties.
    • To implement policies that conserve,protect and improve the environment to the benefit of all.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1115946

    Board members: 9

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 029 20333841

    Address: Elenydd Wilderness Hostels Trust,198,Fidlas Road,Llanishen,Cardiff CF14 5LZ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website