Snowdonia's Classic Walks - 2 days
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Walking alongside our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, you will enjoy two days of beautiful mountain scenery. Taking a comfortable pace through remote rugged countryside you will also have a chance to see a wide range of flaura and fauna and some of the most impressive views Snowdonia has to offer. You are bound to go home with some great memories and plenty of photos.
With MEALS & Accommodation:
NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £150
Black = Open for booking
Green = Guaranteed to run (additional places are limited please email to enquire)
Red = Course fully booked
28 - 29 Oct 2017
Detailed Course Notes
You should be 18 years old to attend this course.
Is it for me?
This 2 day break is for anyone who would like to enjoy the beautiful Welsh mountains and valleys, but would like to savour the journey rather than race to the next summit. The pace will be gentle, but a mountain day may involve up to 6 hours walking, so some basic fitness and lots of enthusiasm is required.
Over the 2 days we will make the most of the weather and conditions to explore parts of Snowdonia at a gentle and relaxed pace enjoying the beautiful scenery along with way. Not only will you get to enjoy the scenery but the varied and sometime unique flora and fauna the area has to offer. So don't forget to bring your camera.
What's Included In The Price?
Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.
If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:
Accommodation For This Course
Plas y Brenin Main House
Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.
If you are staying with us,
If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.
This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.
Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.
Also included if you chosen to add accommodation are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.
If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,
If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).
There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.
For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.
There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to.
On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.
For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.
You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team on 01690 720214 or email@example.com.
What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?
- Warm outdoor wear - at all times of year e.g. walking trousers (shorts in summer), thermal layers/base layers, fleeces, good quality walking socks
- Warm hat, gloves, neck gaiter/buff, sun hat
- Walking boots
- Day rucksack (min 30 litres)
- Rucksack liner (e.g. rubble bag or dry bag)
- Drinks bottle
- Lunch Bag/Box
- Personal first aid kit
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Head torch (winter months)
- High factor sunscreen
- Midge repellant (summer months)
- Notebook and pen
- Compass (Silva Expedition 4 recommended)
- Maps - OS 17 Snowdon & Conwy Valley 1:25,000 (and OS 115 Snowdon 1:50,000 for navigation courses).Laminated maps are great as you don't need a map case and you can make notes, mark point etc. (Can be purchased from our shop)
- Fine permanent pen (for writing on laminated maps)
The following items are available for you to borrow from our equipment stores so you don't need to rush out to buy them.
- Walking boots
- Day rucksack
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
Customer Reviews For This Course
Fantastic classic walking weekend !!
Just returned from the best 2 days walking.
Being fairly close to 60 ( no really I am ....) I was not sure I could cope with 2 days hill/ peak walking.
I am a bit fit- swim most days and walk as well, but only usually on the fairly level.
This 2 days proved that given encouragement (in spades) and help (where needed) I could climb 2 of Snowdonia's wonderful peaks and see views unimaginable (well we did have the best 2 days of weather this year! )
Having brought wet weather gear, we did not even have to use base layers.
The instructor (young enough to be one of our own) was great, neither too pushy or patronising so made me feel that I could manage the hills.
I am so glad I did this, I am now eager to try more challenges, possibly PYB should start some over 60's waking weekends as well - a great way to boost your confidence.
We stopped whenever we needed to and adjusted out boot laces (for a rest) got back in good time and fine spirits to the PYB center for a good evening meal and beer.
Food good and company and beer great.
Would recommend it to all ages
Not found what you were looking for?
You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run any of our courses on a date that suits you and your friends. Or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too. Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.