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Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

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Centre for Alternative Technology

Nestled in the stunning Dyfi Biosphere in Mid Wales, The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that demonstrates practical solutions for a sustainable future.

Arrive in style - Take one of Europe's steepest water-balanced cliff railways up to the visitor centre and discover a hidden world, packed full of working examples of renewable energy, beautiful organic gardens, experimental green buildings and sustainably managed woodland habitats.

With plenty to see and do, CAT is a great place for the kids! Run off extra energy in the eco-adventure playground, discover a world of green living on family-friendly trails and scavenger hunts or come during the school holidays for a fun-packed programme of family activities, shows and workshops.

Now a thriving haven for wildlife, the CAT site was once a Welsh slate quarry - signs of which can still be seen today. Weaving your way up through sustainably-managed woodlands with glorious views of the surrounding hills, the Quarry Trail Walk offers glimpses into CAT's slate heritage and the reservoir that feeds CAT's off-grid water system.

Combining exciting practical skills with immersive wellbeing experiences, CAT truly is the home of sustainability education. Join a tour with one of CAT's expert guides to dig a little deeper or come along to a day or week long course to explore everything from sustainable woodland management and nature connection to sustainable building practices and renewable energy.

With a shop full of eco gift ideas and tasty treats or hearty lunches in CAT's vegetarian cafe, CAT has everything you need for a great day out.

New for 2019 - Dogs welcome! All well-behaved four-legged friends are now welcome to come to CAT for free.

Map showing location of the Centre for Alternative Technology in Powys

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Tel: 01239 821 910 or email: enquiries@welsh-cottages.co.uk