Northern Snowdonia All the Welsh 3000's Holiday

Lake At Capel Curig With Snowdon Behind
Duration: 6 nights
Type: Adventure Walks
Walking Grade: 6
from £914pp £864pp

Take on the momentous task of climbing all of Snowdonia’s 15 mountain peaks over 3000 feet. Unearth the breathtaking scenery the landscapes have to offer when at the top of the mountains – with each peak providing its own sense of achievement. Each peak has a unique challenge providing long-distance walking and high ascents. A true walker’s paradise! Unquestionably, the top of Snowdonia will provide picturesque moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

Holiday Highlights

  • Climb all Snowdonia's peaks over 3,000ft
  • Challenging mountain walking with great views and a real sense of achievement
  • Stay at charming Craflwyn Hall, owned by the National Trust in a wonderful location at the foot of Snowdon
  • Admire panoramic mountain, lake and river views
  • Enjoy magnificent Snowdonia mountainscape scenery
  • Evenings in our country house where you share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

What’s included

  • Great value: all prices include Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full holiday programme with all transport to and from the walks, and light-hearted evening activities
  • Great walking: enjoy challenging mountain walking with our experienced Leader
  • Accommodation: enjoy the cosy atmosphere of historic Craflwyn Hall
  • Sociability: we pride ourselves on the social atmosphere of our holidays - walk together, eat together and relax together

Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


Distance: 12 miles (19km)

Total Ascent: 3,700 feet (1,110m)

A circular walk from Aber that takes us up and onto these stunning rounded peaks at the northern end of the Carneddau mountains. 


Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)

Total Ascent: 3,200 feet (960m)

From Ogwen we'll ascend steeply onto the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen. We then follow the glorious ridge around to Carnedd Dafyd and Carnedd Llewelyn before descending to Bethesda via the final summit of Yr Elen.


Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total Ascent: 3,300 feet (990m)

Fom Ogwen we'll ascend Bwlch Tryfan, then scramble up and down the south ridge of Tryfan. We then take the Miner’s Track onto the Glyder ridge, with its famous cantilever stone, then descend from Glyder Fawr by south shoulder to Pen-y-Pass. 


Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)

Total Ascent: 3,200 feet (960m)

Walk from Ogwen over the two remaining peaks on the Glyder massif, then descend to Nant Peris. 


Distance: 8½ miles (14km)

Total Ascent: 3,200 feet (1,000m)

The most challenging walk of the holiday takes us along the narrow ridge of Crib Goch onto the summit of Snowdon. A real highlight for many, but not for the faint-hearted. 


Enjoy a final breakfast before making your way home. 


Craflwyn Hall

In the heart of Snowdonia, Craflwyn Hall at the foot of Mount Snowdon, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, is a glorious story of recovery; once a substantial 19th century house in the heart of the Nan Gwynant Valley, the property was allowed to fall into a state of disrepair before being acquired by the National Trust and painstakingly restored. Now a walkers’ mountain retreat in a picture-perfect spot, it’s the ideal base for exploring northern Snowdonia. As well as places to stay in the main house, the stable block has been imaginatively converted into bedrooms too. Comfy lounges and a snug bar provide other creature comforts. The countryside on the doorstep provides the ultimate attraction though. Wake up early and enjoy the views if the cloud is up, then grab your walking boots and head out on to one of the trails up Snowdon. Or you could go further afield to the Glydrs, Moel Siabod, Cricht and Moel Hebog, as well as the pretty town of Betws Y Coed.

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house or in one of the handful of bedrooms in the converted stables behind the house. With 22 rooms, Craflwyn Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Ask for Room 1, a large corner space with great green views, or Room 8, for its giant square picture window.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, three lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day rambling over the slopes of Snowdon or summiting a cracking peak, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Sit out in the grounds with a coffee or great local Welsh ale or take a chance to relax in the small conservatory. If the weather’s not so favourable retire to the lounge and sink into one of the squashy leather sofas in front of the fireplace. The snug bar provides a great space to swap stories of mountain days too.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Craflwyn Hall is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Kick off your day with a ‘Miner’s Breakfast’. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours. Look out for highlights including Glamorgan sausages, braised salt marsh lamb shoulder shepherd’s pie and a Welsh version of Eve’s pudding.

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Getting to Craflwyn Hall

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety is our priority and Britain is famous for its changeable weather, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Thermos flask for hot drink
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start/ End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
31 Jul / 07 Aug Version 1 (runs 2019/20) £914 £864 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
02 Oct / 09 Oct Version 1 (runs 2019/20) £914 £864 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
Duration:
6 nights
Type:
Adventure Walks
Walking Grade:
6

6 nights from £914pp £864pp

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