Wern Watkin Bunkhouse Brecon Beacons

Green Information

Wildlife on the property


We are in Tir Gofal the Welsh agri-envioronmental scheme and this means we have committed to manage our wetland, streams and ancient hay meadow for ten years.

Technology of the building


Our main heating system is a Ground Source Heat pump and we also have heat recovery in the building, and a large dehumidifier (a type of heat pump operates the drying room)

Green Information


Wern Growth Services Ltd. is a privately owned company set up to operate a 30 person bunkhouse in an environmentally sensitive area of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Its key impacts are:
- the immediate domestic impact of 30 people living on site
- the environmental impact of managing the customers access to the various sensitive wildlife sites in the area and encouraging appropriate use and behaviour
- Designing the building and environment to minimise biodiversity and environmental damage and maximise opportunities for improvement.

In order to achieve our aim of protecting the environment we shall conform to the following principles:

- Prevention of pollution
- Continual environmental improvement
- Comply with environmental legislation
- Continuing plan to restore site to prime environmental condition from previous chaotic state
- Carrying out voluntary action to be a demonstration site for biodiversity management and renewable energy microgeneration

About The National Park


Situated between south and mid-Wales, in the United Kingdom, the Brecon Beacons National Park contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain covering an area of 1347 sq km (520 sq miles).

Beacons Bus


Beacons Bus is a network of specially commissioned buses that runs from 10 major towns and cities taking you into and around the National Park. Whether you’re planning a trip to the Brecon Beacons or are already here, Beacons Bus is ideal for a car free, stress free day out. It operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday from 25 May - 28 September in 2008.

Beacons Bus Walks


This FREE booklet gives details of 10 different walks that can be achieved using Beacons Bus to take you back to your starting point.

Written by Tom Hutton of Trail and Country Walking magazines, these walks include the flagship Central Beacons walk, taking you across all the highest peaks in the National Park and picking you up at the other end.



Bicycles can be hired and there are even companies who will take you & your wheels to different start points across the Park. The Beacons Bus, running in the summer, allows you to put your bike on their bike trailer if you want to take a rest from pedalling!

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Greener Brecon Beacons

Mountain Biking


The Brecon Beacons is biking heaven and whether you want a route with plenty of views and atmosphere or a gnarly single track, you just found somewhere to play.

YHA School Trips


Staying away from home enables young people to get away from their immediate environment and opens up a variety of new learning opportunities, which cannot be accessed from home or from a day trip.

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