Tyr Abad Outdoor Centre


The Emmbrook School is proud and privileged to be joint owner of Tyr Abad. Together with Charters and Maiden Erlegh schools Tyr Abad has become an incredibly successful centre that has been educating students for over 30 years.

Tyr Abad Residential Education Centre is situated in the village of Tyr Abad​​​​​​​ near Llangammarch Wells about twenty miles from Brecon. The building, formerly a hunting lodge is now run by the Tyr Abad Trust. Tyr Abad​​​​​​​ serves the needs of students throughout the year providing Outdoor activities and field study courses as well as more specialised courses as the need arises. Three full time teachers staff the centre, all experienced and qualified to lead outdoor activities along with three student instructors.

The centre achieves its aim through numerous outdoor pursuits including:

Climbing Mountain Walking
Caving Kayaking/Canoeing
Bivvy/Camping Gorge Walking
Problem Solving    Shelter Building

Along with many other activities depending on the age group of the course. 

Students benefit from attending Tyr Abad​​​​​​​ courses in many ways. Due to the nature of the courses students are able to make new friends and enjoy time with other students without the distraction of mobile phones or games consoles. The students are able to push their independence to levels they are confident with,  in doing that self esteem and confidence levels are raised. Tyr Abad​​​​​​​ also grants them a week away with friends, taking part in sports that are not readily available on the doorstep in Wokingham and the surrounding areas. This introduction to activities can sometimes lead to lifelong pursuits in areas such as caving, climbing and kayaking.

The students at The Emmbrook School are incredibly lucky to have such an opportunity available to them, it certainly is a unique part of Emmbrook life.

Contact Details

Emmbrook School Contact: Mr E Kalatzis

Email Address: ekalatzis@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk

In the first instance please always contact Mr E Kalatzis

Head of the Tyr Abad​​​​​​​ Centre: Nick Winder

Address: Tyr Abad​​​​​​​ Residential Education Trust, Tyr Abad​​​​​​​ Mansion, Llangammarch Wells, Powys, LD4 4DS

Tel: 01591 610295 (for emergency use only)

Click here to visit the Tyr Abad website

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