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Who we are

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is a high quality, experienced outdoor activity centre set in the scenic Welsh countryside between rolling hills and overlooking a vast lake.

We love outdoor adventure in our truly unique setting and want everyone to enjoy it as much as we do!

With a team of passionate experienced Instructors, we are committed to delivering a safe, unique and memorable experience making Dolygaer the perfect place to enjoy some of your favourite activities or try something completely new.

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is owned by Parkwood Leisure; one of the UK’s largest leisure providers who have an impressive 20 years of experience in bringing leisure, fitness and family activities to communities across the country. We understand the importance of leisure time and Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is able to bring those 20 years of experience together to offer an impressive range of activities, accommodation and well qualified staff to cater for groups of various sizes and make your visit a memorable one!

a body of water with a mountain in the background

Where we are

Located in the south of the Brecon Beacons, Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is a short 15 minute drive north of Merthyr Tydfil and only 30 minutes from the picturesque tourist town of Brecon. The centre can be found among rolling hills, overlooking the Pontsticill Reservoir, providing a scenic location for the centre’s base and accommodation. The centre is surrounded by vast scenery allowing you to be completely submerged in the outdoors for the duration of your stay. The centre is approximately a 45 minute drive from the M4 at Cardiff and an hour from the M50.
The nearest rail station is at Merthyr Tydfil which would require additional transport to get to Dolygaer.


Mike Smith

General / Centre Manager

Matt Perrott

Activities Manager

Becs Falconer

Full Instructor

Luke Enoch


Matt Clapham (AKA - Lil Matt)



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