Paul is also manager of Llanddeusant YHA 

Paul is managing Llanddeusant YHA - this means that if you are visisting then contact me and you can hire bikes direct from me at the hostel


Llanddeusant Youth Hostel (

Hi, at YHA Llanddeusant we are trying to set up a small activity centre, the hostel is on the way to Llyn Y Fan Fach, behind Llanddeusant Church & has 26 beds & camping spaces nominally for 10 in the garden. (We can be flexible with this).  It has a very well equipped, self catering kitchen & showers/toilets facilities of a standard to ensure we have just sailed through our 3* rating.  I am working with schools & youth groups to get them using the hostel and the activities that can be offered. 

Accommodation Costs

At the moment sole use of the hostel can be sorted at about £450 (sole use)for a weekend (Friday & Saturday nights), if you take all the spaces that is about £6 pppn for accommodation.  This includes heating, water, gas & all bedding. 


We have a set of brand new bikes supplied by BBNPA (Trek MTB’s), I am a qualified bike road & trail leader & C&G bike mechanic & run my own business (Towy Valley Cycles) so I can offer courses that lead to C&G.  I also work for CCC as a National Standards Bike Trainer (Cycle Proficiency) which I  work as a freelance & deliver Level 1 to Yr6 groups.  As an individual I can take 6 students on road/trail or with another ‘competent adult’ we could take 10.

I have completed the YHA Bushcraft qualification & we have enough gear for groups of about 15 individuals for shelter building & fire raising.

We can offer walks (I have walk leaders & emergency 1st aid) and there are GPS led trails round the area of the hostel that were set up by Ceri Bevan of Brecon Beacons NP. 

As part of these activities we have a group of storytellers that can operate from the hostel and they can story tell on pretty much anything and local legends & history are a speciality.

I also run a suite of science activities (I am a Chemistry/Physics teacher & have worked at Amman Valley, Tregib & Lampeter schools) that are designed to be entertaining and educational (and cheap) & fit National Curriculum.

Activity Costs

The general rule for an activity cost is a maximum of £3 per child per activity, obviously this can be negotiated depending on the group and its requirements etc.

If you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact me, Paul Smith on 07576431960 or on

Yours Sincerely

Paul Smith

Spare Parts

I can supply most spares that you would want to buy and can repair your bikes if needed this can all be done at the hostel or you can drop the bikes with me-just ask or ring 07576431960


We also have some designed routes from the hostel just ask, we have geocaching running from the hostel-you can use our GPS! (for a fee of course)

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