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is owned and operated by ScoutsWales, formerly the Welsh Scout Council and both camping and the large house - known as Ty Cornel - and the smaller Annex (Cornel fach) are available for hire to groups and organisations of young people, industry, schools, D of E award organisers and Universities.old cornel

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lies at the head of a valley on the shores of Llyn Crafnant, elevation 200m, amid sixty acres of land and offers camping normally between April & September (with its own toilets, showers & dry shelter facilities) and indoor accommodation available all year round.

The nearest village is Trefriw, through which you have to drive to approach the Centre. The road approach from Trefriw starts with a steep climb and then gently climbs along a narrow road through woodland. Neither caravans nor coaches are allowed at Cornel.


is the ideal base for exploring the Carneddau range of mountains, to the West & gentler country to the East & South in this part of the Snowdonia National park.

cub lakeOf particular interest to Scout Leaders is that the hills and land to the South and East of the house fall within the Terrain Zero classification (POR 9.26), which enables any Scout group to conduct activities without having to possess any high level authorisation and even offers scope for Beaver activities. For more relaxing days out groups can visit Conwy, and its castle, and the seaside towns of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay which are only a few miles down the valley, whilst Llandudno Junction sports a multi screen cinema and a giant Tesco.

Snowdonia itself enjoys a world-class reputation for outdoor and leisure activities, with climbing, water sports and other activities just a short hop away in the summer, and winter sports all around during the snowy months.

NB: between November and March Cornel can and does experience heavy snowfall. All-wheel drive vehicles are often needed to reach the centre and groups should always insure against cancellation through bad weather.

In continuous sub-zero temperatures, users are advised that the incoming water supply from the stream can and does freeze. This means that although water can still be collected from the stream itself for toilets, washing and drinking, but only after boiling, showers and sinks will no longer function once the stored supplies in the header tanks have become drained.





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