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Outdoor Pursuits Centre:FSC Rhyd-y-Creuau

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Outdoor Pursuits Centre

The Drapers' Field Centre,
LL24 0HB



Follow in the footsteps of Darwin to discover the mountain environment of Cwm Idwal, evidence of the glaciated past, human impact today and conservation for the future.

The Sand Dunes at Harlech SSSI provide a variety of rich habitats on the pro-grading dune system. Coastal environments include the shingle beach, sea defences and Rocky Shores.

Students can discover the extensive forests surrounding the Centre. Opportunities for woodland ecology, soil profiles and orienteering

The River Conwy provides opportunities to study downstream changes from upland stream to estuary, freshwater ecosystems and pollution.

Betws-y-coed and surrounding settlements provide a range of opportunities for human geography including tourism in the National Park and settlements.

Adventurous activities complement fieldwork, including climbing, gorge scrambling and walking in the mountains of Snowdonia.

Accepts groups

Children welcome

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The Drapers' Field Centre,
LL24 0HB


Plan route to FSC Rhyd-y-Creuau using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 802570  Lat: 53.09672 Long: -3.79059

We are located on the A470, between Betws-y-coed and Llanrwst. If you are coming from the North Wales coast, go through the town of Llanrwst and continue along the A470 towards Betws-y-coed for 3 miles. The Centre is on the right at a bend with woods on both sides.

Alternatively, from the A5 to the south take a right along the A470, just before you go into Betws-y-coed, follow this road for a mile and we are on the left.

A ‘School’ highway sign appears just before the (partially hidden) wooded entrance, which ever direction along the A470 you are travelling. The Centre postcode is LL24 0HB.

If you are travelling by train our nearest station is Betws-y-coed. We pick up guests free of charge from this station to help support those using public transport. All you need to do is let us know when your train will arrive.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Betws-y-Coed station


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome