Northern Snowdonia Members' Break

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Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking

Our Members’ only Breaks are ideal if you fancy a few days away at a great price. To keep the price as low as possible these breaks don’t include guided walks – during your stay you may wish to try one of our self-guided routes, explore the local area independently, maybe visit friends or family, or just relax and enjoy a good book in the comforts of our country house. There’ll be an HF Holidays' leader in residence, to offer advice on local walks, and to organise activities in the evenings.

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Craflwyn 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.

When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not visit Caernarfon Castle, ride on the superb Welsh Highland Railway, or head to the unspoilt beaches of the Lleyn Peninsula. See the 'Local Area' tab for further ideas.


During your stay at Craflwyn Hall you can enjoy the following recommended routes:

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.

  • A stroll to Llyn Dinas - 1 mile
  • Beside the Ffestiniog Railway - 2 miles
  • Craflwyn Estate - 3 miles
  • Cwm Idwal - 3 miles Sample route - Cwm Idwal
  • Gelert's Grave - 4 miles
  • Swallow Falls - 5 miles

Leg stretcher walks 

Some longer walks on valley and lakeside paths. Experience a true flavour of Snowdonia as you follow these varied routes.

  • Aberglaslyn Pass - 6 miles
  • Llanberis Llyn Padarn Slate and Steam - 5 miles
  • Ffestiniog Railway Circuit - 6 miles
  • Gwynant Valley - 7 miles
  • Miners Bridge and Llyn Elsi - 5 miles
  • Gwydyr Forest & Swallow Falls - 8 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.

  • Cnicht - 4 miles
  • Moel Hebog - 4 or 7 miles  Sample route - Moel Hebog
  • Siabod, the Sentinel of Snowdonia - 7 miles
  • Snowdon via the Pyg Track - 7 miles
  • The Glyders - 6 miles
  • Snowdon via the Rhyd Ddu Path - 7 miles
  • Snowdon via the Watkin Path - 8 or 12 miles

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.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking

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