Welsh Winter Hillwalking Non Residential Only
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Welsh Winter Hillwalking Non Residential Only

  • Hike
  • Hillwalking
  • Beginner


Get out winter hillwalking in Snowdonia on this 5-day non-residential skill building adventure. If you've got some hillwalking experience and want to learn how to travel the mountains confidently during the seasons when the weather is unpredictable and the length of day may make visibility uncertain, this is the course you need. You'll develop navigation and safety skills in the mountains with the support of our experts, helping you to become a more independent winter walker. They'll also introduce you to ice axe and crampon techniques. You'll experience the deep beauty of Snowdonia in the winter on five practical days of exploration. This is a non-residential course therefore please organise your own accommodation and meals for the duration of the course.

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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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The Objectives

- You'll have developed the skills and techniques you need to gain your independence in the winter hills of Wales and England.
- You’ll benefit from teaching from instructors with thousands of hours worth of experience in hillwalking and navigation, ensuring you learn foundation skills the right way.
- You’ll have five days of fantastic walks in classic Snowdonia locations, and you’ll leave having fallen in love with exploring by foot, and keen to get going independently.


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

What to Expect

You'll cover winter weather, winter navigation, avalanche, and what to do in an emergency. We'll also show you crampon and ice axe techniques, and also give you guidance on winter clothing and personal comfort. You'll get plenty of time to consolidate your new skills in the mountains, taking in the stunning Snowdonia winter scenery. The Welsh winter can be fickle, and snow and ice conditions cannot be guaranteed. Throughout the course we'll take a flexible approach to the programme to make the best possible use of the prevailing conditions. If there is no snow the course will still run.

Experience Required

You should have some summer hillwalking experience. If you're uncertain about fitness levels don't let that put you off; give our team a call and we'll be happy to chat things through with you.

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.

This is a non residential course, therefore please orgainse your own accommodation and meals for the duration of the course.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
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This course will help you become

more competent and confident in the winter hills and ready to attend one of our winter courses in Scotland.

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