At the start of 2021, Arthog Outdoor Education Centre remains unable at this point to provide our normal school residential provision. However, we continue to work hard to welcome back our residential visitors once the government restrictions have been lifted. 

We would like to continue our reassurance to users and parents that our supportive and flexible approach to our scheduled bookings in the Spring Term and Summer Term 2021 will continue. While the residential provision is offline, schools may choose to keep their scheduled bookings open, so courses can continue once coronavirus restrictions lift.

Although the residential offer is offline, Arthog Wales is offering an alternative non-residential Outdoor Education experience in Schools, or in their local environment.  This is in collaboration with our sister centre Arthog Outreach, based in Telford, but involving Arthog Wales Outdoor Educators.

Download the Coronavirus Update for all School and Group Booking Organisers relating to your booking which will apply until 17 July 2021, and our non-residential offer.

Download our latest Newsletter on what has been happening recently at Arthog OEC.

In the meantime, we would like to wish you all well, and look forward to seeing you return for more happy days at Arthog.

Arthog Outdoor Education Centre is a purpose built residential centre within its own private grounds in a stunning location overlooking Barmouth Bay and the Mawddach estuary. The coastline is varied, with a mix of expansive sandy beaches, rocky shores and cliffs. The seaside village of Fairbourne is close by and the small coastal town of Barmouth sits across the estuary from us - accessible on foot via the railway viaduct.

The centre has established an excellent reputation as a leading provider of adventure activities, capitalising on the diversity and quality of activity venues in this extraordinary corner of North Wales. 

From here it is a short step to the majestic slopes of Cader Idris, the stunning coastline and Mawddach estuary, the challenging trails of Coed y Brenin forest and the historic towns of Barmouth and Dolgellau.

The area abounds with opportunities for enjoying the outdoors at many different levels, but equally offers the visitor a rare glimpse of a landscape influenced by human activity over thousands of years. Ancient burial sites, standing stones and hill forts, are intermingled with more recent castles, mines and settlements.