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3-Night Northern Snowdonia Outdoor Escapes Holiday

Snowdon from Llynau Mymbyr, near Capel Curig, Wales
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Outdoor Escapes
Walking Grade: 2, 4 & 5
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Experience the very best of Snowdonia on our walks. Each day we'll offer three options, ranging from relaxing shorter strolls, to more challenging longer walks. Our flexible programme allows you to choose the option that suits your mood. For those of you staying for 7 nights, there will be a free day in the middle of the holiday - the perfect chance to head off and explore independently, or just kick back and relax.

Holiday Highlights

Snowdonia is famous for its big mountains, but we can also take you on a myriad of footpaths on the lower hills and valleys which give the same scenic rewards for much less effort! A tremendous variety of landscapes will tempt you through woodland, forestry, farmland, moorland, rivers and lakes. Quieter spots combined with the honeypots will show you the very best of this fabulous National Park.

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation at our country house
  • Outdoor pool with a view
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • Celebration dinner on day 3
  • 2 full days of guided walking with choice of easier, medium and harder grades
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point
  • The services of HF Holidays Walking Leaders
  • Transport to and from the walks on day 3, plus an optional ride on a cliff railway

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice.

Join us at our Craflwyn Hall Country House for an action-packed short break. If the weather is fine we can take a short pre-dinner stroll around the Craflwyn Estate to help get your bearings. After a delicious 3-course evening meal, there's time to relax with the rest of the group and look forward to the adventures to come. 


Select from the choice of 3 guided walks. Take it easy on a relaxed exploration of Betws-y-Coed and Bodnant Gardens, or climb the ever popular mountain of Moel Siabod. 

Option 1 - Swallow Falls & Bodnant

Distance: 3 miles (5km) 

Total ascent: 250 feet (75m)

In SummaryWonder at nature's power as we walk beside the Llugwy river and Swallow Falls. Time to explore Betws y Coed, before we hop on board our transport to beautiful Bodnant Gardens. 

Highlight: Swallow Falls are an awesome sight; even better after a period of heavy rain. 

 

Option 2 - Moel Siabod

Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km) 

In Summary: Walk to the top of Moel Siabod, a favourite Welsh mountain amongst many walkers. 

Highlight: The 360º views from the top are unparalleled. Refreshments at the Siabod Café in Capel Curig are a great way to end a memorable day. 

 

Option 3 - Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu

Distance: 8 miles (13km) 

In Summary: A circular route from Capel Curig, ascending Moel Siabod via the Daear Ddu ridge, with the reward of seeing Snowdonia laid out for you from the summit.  

Highlight: The narrow Daear Ddu ridge is a lesser-known route to the top of this popular mountain. 

 


The summit of Snowdon is a magnet to many walkers. We offer the choice of two routes to the summit, or a more relaxed exploration of Llyn Padarn at the mountain's foot. 

Option 1 - Around Llyn Padarn

Distance: 6 miles (10km) 

Total ascent:  950 feet (280m) 

In Summary: Admire views of Snowdon on this circular walk around Padarn Lake. You have lots of time to enjoy the wealth of historic and scenic interest in Llanberis at the end of the walk.  

Highlight: The excellent (and free) National Slate Museum, complete with its row of atmospheric miners' cottages. 

 

Option 2 - Snowdon Pyg Track

Distance: 7½ miles (12km) 

Total ascent: 2,900 feet (880m) 

In Summary: Climb to the top of Snowdon via the Pyg Track - a well engineered (but still steep in places) path to Snowdon. We return to our start point via the Miners’ track.  

Highlight: Reaching the top of Snowdon, the highest peak in England & Wales, is always a great achievement. 

 

Option 3 - Snowdon

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km) 

Total ascent: 3,200 feet (980m) 

In Summary: Walk to the summit of Snowdon using the popular route from Pen y Pass. We descend the superb and less busy south ridge to join the Watkin Path back to Craflwyn Hall. 

Highlight: That 'on top of the world' feeling as you complete the ascent and get to stand on the highest peak in Wales. 

 


Time to head home. If you've still time or energy to explore further then why not borrow one of our self-guided route cards from our Discovery Point, and enjoy a further walk independently. 


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

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What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
05 Jun - 08 Jun
3 Outdoor Escape £395 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Outdoor Escapes
Walking Grade:
2 & 4

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