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History

Daerwynno centre was built many years ago as a typical hill farm and inhabited until the 1950s. Most of the farm buildings were demolished soon afterwards, except for the two buildings we see today. These, together with a toilet block built in the seventies, form the residential part of the centre.

The renovation of the derelict buildings started in about 1995, when the Cwm Clydach Outdoor Activity Group, a voluntary organisation, started working on the premises. After a few years of hard work the centre had its official opening in July 1997. The following years saw a steady increase in the number of visitors and in the activities provided. The centre was awarded a substantial grant in 2003, which provided for an outdoor rock-climbing boulder to be constructed within its grounds, and for improved paths and tracks throughout the surrounding forest.

By 2004 high numbers of visitors placed huge demands on the volunteers and eventually led to employing part-time staff at the centre, funded by grant-giving bodies.

By 2014 many thousands of visitors have used the site and is run by Wynford Price with an excellent team of volunteers.

At the present time (February 2015)the Centre is undergoing further changes with a new solar power system to replace the old one.

The centre is able to offer many aspects of outdoor education to all, throughout the year.

Picture of old house, climbing boulder and foxglove.

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