Classic Snowdonia Trails Grade: Moderate to Challenging

£650.00

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Duration:
4 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 3 Maximum 5
Holiday Dates
9 - 13 June 2021, Thursday to Sunday
Location
Llanberis, North Wales
Walk Grade
Moderate to Challenging
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

On this holiday we explore the majestic peaks of the Snowdonia National Park. We will get a real taste of the rugged, rocky mountains and glaciated valleys that form the core of this part of Wales. The walks are designed to avoid the busiest tracks and savour the quieter panoramas that Snowdonia has to offer. With rugged acsents and far-reaching views, it is a truly rewarding break.

The holiday is led by local mountain guide, Anita Grey, who has lived in this area for many years and knows the all of the best options for a fabulous itinerary.

We will be staying at the 3 star Royal Victoria Hotel , Llanberis. The hotel is located at the foot of Snowdon and within its own extensive grounds.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1 Arrive at your hotel from 2pm and join Anita for an orientation briefing at 6pm and dinner

Day 2 Cnicht Ridge Walk. Our holiday starts in the Moelwyn Hills, around 20 minutes from our base in Llanberis.  Cnicht is known as the “Welsh Matterhorn” due to its distinctive pyramid shape which dominates the skyline. There are signs of pre-historic settlements and disused slate quaries en route to the summit. Once on top, there are splendid views back across to Snowdon and beyond.

Day 3 Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr. Today’s walk starts off along the Miner’s Track which leads us nicely towards the rocky  peaks of Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr. These rugged mountain tops provide a stunning outline which includes the bristling rock formation of Castell y Gwynt and the gravity defying Cantilever Rock.

Day 4 Snowdon. We will take the  quieter route up to the increasingly popular summit of Snowdon. We aim to avoid the crowds by  taking this pretty route up through meadows towards the rocky heights of Snowdon’s summit. For our descent we will take the Llanberis Path which is the least steep of all of the options and takes us back towards our base.

Day 5 An optional shorter walk from the hotel. The route will be decided nearer the time but will finish at around 2pm giving women plenty of time for their onward journey.

Twin Shared Ensuite £650 Single Ensuite £750 Single Occupancy of a Double Ensuite £830 Price Includes: 4 nights B&B accommodation; packed lunch each day; private minibus on 2 days; Sherpa bus on 1 day. Not Included: Transport to hotel; evening meals (these will be arranged by your guide £15 - £25 approx); any additional expenses; insurance
The walks are between 7.5 and 9 miles with up to 900m of ascent and 1050m of descent. The trails are rocky and uneven in places and there is some scrambling involved on some days. A good level of fitness is required.
We stay at the Royal Victoria Hotel which is a 3 star hotel in Llanberis. It is set in its own extensive area of garden and woodland at the foot of Snowdon.
Your guide for this holiday is Anita Grey. She has lived in Llanberis for many years and has excellent local knowledge. She is a highly experienced International Mountain Leader.
By train Bangor main line station is approximately 12 miles from the hotel. Taxis are available at the station. If you would like to share a taxi at 15.45 then please let us know. By road From Chester take the A55 Expressway following the signs for Bangor. Leave the Expressway at the A5 junction signposted to Bangor & Betws y Coed and the brown Tourist sign marked Llanberis. Turn left towards Betws y Coed but almost immediately prepare to turn right onto the B4366. Keep on this road for 4 miles and turn left at the roundabout onto the B4547 for a further 4 miles to a T junction with the A4086. Turn left towards Llanberis. Do not turn into the village, but staying on the main road you will see the Hotel entrance on the left, 100 metres beyond the Snowdon Mountain Railway terminus. From the direction of Shrewsbury take the A5 to Capel Curig. Turn left onto the A4086 and remain on this road to Llanberis. The Hotel is on the right before entering the village.

£650.00

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  • 09/06/2021
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