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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Day One

Speakers include

- John Roberts SNP, Carneddau Management Project

- Paul Gannon, The Geology of Snowdonia

- Jim Langley, Looking at nature in different ways

- Elfyn Jones, BMC Access and Conservation Officer Wales

These four, along with Mike Raine will then lead practical workshops followed by a plenary and round up of ideas.

5.30pm- The BIG Nature of Snowdonia Quiz

Day Two

Speakers include

- Dr. Barbara Jones, The Upland Vegetation of Snowdonia

- Julian Hughes of the Welsh Ornithological Society. Looking out for Upland Birds

- Helen Pye, Chief Partnerhips Officer for Snowdonia National Park. Can National Parks help make our Nation happier?

These three speakers plus Mike Raine and Jim Langley will then run practical outdoor workshops on the theme of: How to teach, inspire and inform about the Environment. Followed by a plenary session with feedback from each workshop

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We'll also cover your in-course transport, and can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train. If you decide to book a non-residential place lunch will be provided on both days as well as the famous Plas y Brenin Tea and Cakes.

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This course will help you become

more familiar with the environment around you. You will have a deeper knowledge than before and you will have picked up some great ideas for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm when out 'on the hill'.

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