The Big Summer Walk (1-2 Jun)

Course Overview

Following the success of last years Big Walk's, we're dedicating the entire centre to a relaxing summer weekend walking event.

It's your chance to join us at Plas y Brenin to enjoy the Great British Summer with plenty of laid back, scenic walking.
Whether you've walked in Snowdonia before or you've never visited the area this weekend is a great chance for you to get out into the Welsh mountains in good company.

You'll arrive on Friday evening when you'll sign up to the following day's walk choosing from a menu of carefully selected routes.

The guided walks on offer will range from 'nice and gentle' to 'highly challenging', allowing you to decide what level you'd like to walk at and how hard you want to work.

When you come down off the hill on the Saturday you'll join the other groups to enjoy strawberries and cream washed down with a glass of chilled pimms as you gaze out at the Snowdon horseshoe from the terrace.

In the evening you'll enjoy a delicious BBQ on the terrace and possibly even a drop of our locally brewed real ale whilst you chat to other walkers about their adventures in the bar.

On Sunday morning you'll head out on another walk, again selecting the appropriate level from the available list. At the end of the day's walking, you'll return to Plas y Brenin for freshly baked cakes before leaving us on Sunday evening.

To encourage more walkers to enjoy a hard-earned summer break we've kept the cost of 'The Big Summer Walk' down to an absolute minimum.

All your meals (including your packed lunch), afternoon tea and cakes, a comfy bed for the night and two day's guided walking in some of the most stunning mountains the UK has to offer - all for just £160.

Previous Experience Required

No experience required

Cost: £ (2 days)

Scheduled Dates

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Detailed Course Notes

Here are examples of walks that maybe offered during the weekend, these may be different on the day depending on weather conditions and how everyone is feeling. Be rest assured there will be plenty of choice and our guides will make sure you enjoy two fantastic days out in the mountains of Snowdonia.


Gentle


Low level walks approximately 3-5 miles with a few hundred metres of ascent. You generally be walking on well-trodden footpaths. Take along some money for a possible cafe stop.


  1. Llanberis Slate Quarries/ Padarn Country Park

  2. Crimpau

  3. Valley Walk to cafe in Betws y Coed

  4. Walk round Llyn Idwal

Moderate


Higher level walks with a plan to ascend a peak. The distance will be up to 5 miles with an ascent of approximately 500m, walking on tracks and footpaths.


  1. Yr Aran

  2. Cnicht

  3. Y Garn

  4. Moel Siabod

Demanding


High level walks with a plan to ascend one of Snowdonia's substantial peaks. These walks will typically take in a variety of terrain both on an doff marked footpaths. The distance covered will be approximately 5 miles plus, however the amount of ascent will exceed 600m if conditions allow. Due to the nature of the terrain you will require a good level of hill fitness.


  1. Carneddau

  2. Glyderau

  3. Snowdon

  4. Tryfan

What's Included In The Price?

    Accommodation the night before your course
    Accommodation during your course
    Breakfast & evening meal
    Bar Lunch/packed lunch
    Free tea, coffee or selected hot drinks for the duration of your visit
    Afternoon tea & homemade cakes
    Instruction/coaching
    Equipment hire
    Free wifi access
    In course transport
    Railway station pick up & drop off (please call to arrange)
    Parking with CCTV surveillance
    Free use of climbing wall, gym, MTB skills course & rolling pool

Accommodation For This Course / Holiday

Plas y Brenin Main House

Your accommodation for this course is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.

Your course fee includes accommodation the night before your course begins and will be available from 6pm. On the last day of your course 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.

All your meals are included - 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.

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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

  • Rucksack liner (e.g. rubble bag or dry bag)

  • Drinks bottle

  • Flask

  • Lunch Bag/Box

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Head torch (winter months)

  • High factor sunscreen

  • Midge repellant

  • Notebook and pen



The following items are available for you to borrow free of charge from our equipment stores if you don't have your own.


  • Walking boots

  • Day rucksack

  • Gaiters (optional)

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers



 

Not found what you were looking for?

hire an instructor or coachYou 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.

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