3-Night Southern Snowdonia Festive Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Mount Snowdon in Winter
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Spend the festive season in Snowdonia. There’s something magical about walking in winter. Whether it’s the frosty footsteps, the clear crisp air, or the breathtaking views, it’s a wonderful time to go walking. We pull out all the stops on our festive holidays, with fabulous food, lots of seasonal entertainment and activities. Our historic Country House is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed walk notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore this stunning area. So wrap up warm, lace up your boots and go for an invigorating walk.

Holiday Highlights

  • Stay in the comfort of our country house
  • Plenty of opportunity to walk off the festive excesses
  • An excellent variety of walks in spectacular winter scenery
  • Visit cosy country pubs with roaring log fires to round off your walks 
  • Relax, soak up the party atmosphere, enjoy wonderful festive fare and leave all the organising to us

What’s included

  • Wonderful meals – full selection at breakfast, your choice of picnic lunch, an excellent evening meal, afternoon tea and cakes every day, and plenty of festive sweets and nuts
  • Make use of detailed walks notes from our Discovery Point or do your own thing
  • HF Holidays' leader on hand to offer advice and guidance
  • A celebration dinner with all the trimmings on Christmas Day and New Years Eve
  • A packed programme of evening activities offering something festive for everyone, including some old HF favourites

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Dolserau Hall - the starting point for your outdoor adventure.

You'll find our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow contain route maps - and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.

Laid Back Walks

Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the magnificent mountain landscapes. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

Black Waterfalls - 1 mile
Castell-y-Bere - 1 mile
Llandanwg Beach - 1 mile
Mawddach Viewpoint - 1 mile
Torrent Walk - 2 miles
Coed-y-Brenin Waterfalls - 2 miles
Dolgoch Falls - 2 miles

Leg Stretcher Walks

Some longer walks on valley and lakeside paths, plus a few of the easier hills. Experience the true flavour of Snowdonia as you follow these varied routes.

Brithdir & Torrent Walk - 4 miles
Barmouth Bridge - 4 miles
Bird's Rock - 5 miles
Blue Lake & Fairbourne - 5 miles
New Precipice Walk - 6 miles
Abergynolwyn & Castell-y-Bere - 6 miles
Arthog Waterfalls & Blue Lake - 7 miles

Full on Walks

For those who love the high mountains. Expect some rough paths as you head to some of these famous summits, but there are plenty of rewards when you reach the top.

Llanfachreth & the Precipice Walk - 12 miles
Cadair Idris via the Pony Track - 5 miles
Cadair Idris via the Minffordd Path - 7 miles
Aran Benllyn - 7 miles
Cadair Idris via Llyn-y-Gadair - 8 miles
The Arans - 10 miles

Dolserau Hall

Walkers in the know head to southern Snowdonia to uncover one of Wales’ best-kept secrets. Stood in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, just a couple of miles from the attractive market town of Dolgellau, Dolserau Hall makes a superb base for getting off the beaten path.  The tranquillity of the location wraps around you. A smart country house with breathtaking views from every room, attractive gardens and vistas that stretch across the valley to the summit of Cadair Idris, you’re surrounded by rural inspiration. Depending on what mood strikes, explore the Rhinogs, take on a classic ridge walk with great views, set foot on the Mawddach Trail or follow the coast to Harlech, where the eponymous medieval castle stands on a wonderful position overlooking the sweeping sands of Cardigan Bay. Croeso I Cymru, as they say around here.

 

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 coach house close by. With 23 rooms, Dolserau Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic and Premium Rooms to choose from. Enjoy the extra space of Room 1 and soak luxuriously in the tub that comes with the room, or watch the light change outside from the comfort and privacy of the sofa in front of the large picture window in Room 5.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 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, lounge bar, library and board games to borrow

After a day rambling over the slopes of the Rhinogs or summiting a cracking peak, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Wander through the Coach House garden and admire the far-reaching views. Settle into the lounge bar and sink into the comfy leather sofas here. Grab a book or a board game and make yourself comfortable.

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. Food at Dolserau Hall is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Dolserau Hall

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Getting to Dolserau Hall

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More Information

Essential Information

Essential Equipment

  • 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

Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2, 3 & 4

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