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Celebrate Christmas in the beautiful mountains of North Wales

From £545pp to £645pp
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  • Duration

    5 Nights
  • Accommodation

    Guest House
  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Levels

    Multiple options available
    1 - 2

Mountain scenery, the relaxing sounds of a nearby stream, log burner, comfy sofas, good food and great company – it’s time to crank up the Hygge (Danish for cosy) factor over Christmas.

With this five-night break we’ve brought together all the elements for making this Christmas a special one with a heady combination of lovely walks, sociable evenings in a welcoming atmosphere and quite frankly, plenty of good cheer.

Our guesthouse in the delightful village of Llanberis is a good starting point for a Hygge Christmas complete with tree and festive decorations, and then we’ve added plenty more seasonal offerings including serving mulled wine and roast turkey on the Big Day itself.

Each day guests are free to do as much or as little as they want, whether they want to don their walking gear and venture out into Snowdonia’s loveliness or mooch around and enjoy some ‘downtime’ in the cottage or the local hostelries.

In a nutshell:

  • Five nights, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, spent in the atmospheric, tranquil mountain surroundings of Snowdonia’s National Park.
  • Four days of guided walks through varied scenery whether it’s beautiful valleys quiet woodland or bracing stretches of coastal headland.
  • Two meals in pubs, three evening meals in the guesthouse and all breakfasts and packed lunches.
  • A Partridge in a pear tree! No seriously, a chance to spend Christmas in ridiculously good company combining exercise with plenty of socialising.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – 22nd December

As you pitch up at the Dol Peris guesthouse with the lights beckoning you in and the smell of the pine tree, we defy even the most Scrooge-like guests not to feel just a tad Christmassy.

You’re welcome to arrive any time after 5pm by which point we’re usually poised over the kettle making cups of tea for guests as they step through the door and gravitate towards the log burner.

Later in the evening, by which time the chatter is normally interspersed with plenty of laughter, we all congregate round the dinner table for the first night’s meal.

If we manage to get a word in, we take the opportunity to talk you through the plans for the next few days!

Cozy Christmas

Days 2-5 – 23rd-26th December

On each of these days we’ll be heading out on easy day walks to explore the area, though on Christmas Day we make it a shorter adventure to allow time to get back and start preparing the big meal!

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to walks nearby and it really depends on the number of miles and type of walk the group would like to do each day.

Rest assured, our guide will have a number of options up his sleeve whether it’s strolling round the scenic shores of Llyn Padarn, walking up one of the smaller hills such as Moel y Ci or venturing into the dramatic lake and stream scenery of Nant Gwynant.

After the walks are over we’ll head back to the guesthouse and either settle in for a night of freshly prepared food by the host, or head out into Llanberis itself.

For those wanting to enjoy a pint in the pub, well there’s one just a few steps away from Dol Peris, plus there’s a shop for re-stocking essential Christmas tipples or other celebratory treats!

While none of our walks are aimed at being taxing, guests are most welcome to enjoy a day off at any point during their stay, particularly as the guesthouse lounge makes a great place for simply chilling out and reading a book.

Day 6 – 27th December

Departure day – normally characterised by guests lingering somewhat, swapping contact details and making plans for meeting up again.

Autumn,

About the Area

Snowdonia National Park

Encompassing the mountains, valleys, woodlands and much of the North Wales coast, the Snowdonia National Park is one of the best hill-walking destinations in the country. Though well known for its most famous mountain, Snowdon, there are a huge number of other peaks, standing beside sandy river estuaries, acres of forest, and landscapes cloaked in myth and legend. Walking on the miles of excellent trails, you’ll pass medieval castles, sites where King Arthur was rumoured to have fought, Roman forts, and the modern remains of the slate industry. Alongside all this, the area’s unique wildlife is yours to search out, before retiring to one of the many excellent pubs or cafes.

Who will be looking after you...

Alex
Alex Kendall
Host

Good to know:

We’ll be staying in Dol Peris in Llanberis, the village that lies right at the foot of Snowdon. The guesthouse has a selection of shared, twin, double and single rooms; it has excellent views and a comfy lounge.

Venue Address: 

Dol Peris
High Street
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4HA

Arriving by Public Transport:

Nearest Train Station: Bangor

Bus: There is a bus from the train station, number 85 which stops outside the venue.  You can view the current timetable here…

Taxi: A taxi from Bangor Station to Llanberis is roughly £35.

Car shares / taxi share or travel buddy: If you are attending this trip then please use the Large Outdoors Facebook Members page to request or look for travel buddies.

What’s Included:

  • 5 nights guest house accommodation.
  • 4 days of guided day walks – please note any excursions or other extra activities may incur an additional charge.
  • Three evening meals, please note we will eat out in local pubs on two nights and these meals are not included.
  • Breakfasts and packed lunches for day walks.
  • Christmas gifts and festive treats.
  • As well as meals, we also provide a variety of complimentary soft drinks and beverages – tea & coffee which includes herbal, fruit and decaffeinated options and fruit squashes.

Dol Peris

Dol Peris

The Basics:

Age Limit:  You must be over 18 to attend this trip, there is no upper age limit.

Dogs:  I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.

Arrival Time:  You are welcome to arrive any time from 5pm onwards and settle in before we serve an evening meal at about 8pm. Please let us know if you intend arriving after 10pm.

Solo Travellers:  This trip is perfect for solo travellers and although couples and small groups of friends are always welcome the majority of people do attend on their own.

Rooms: This venue has a mix of single, twin, triples and one 4 bedded room. We only ever offer these on a same sex basis. Please note bedding is provided but you will need to bring a towel.

Alcoholic Drinks: We do not supply any alcohol for this trip but you are welcome to bring your own drinks to enjoy over the weekend.

  • Dietary Need:

    Vegetarian or Vegan: 

    We will always supply a vegetarian or vegan meal, however due to the remote locations of our venues these must be booked at least 7 days in advance.

    Diets

    Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for a wide variety of diets. Therefore, if you follow a particular diet and wish to know what we will be serving please contact the office the week before your trip. If you don’t feel the menu is suitable then you are of course welcome to bring your own meals.

    Allergies, Intolerances & Gluten Free.

    Please ensure you list any allergies and intolerances clearly during the booking process, with notice we are able to offer gluten free meals and can accommodate most allergies. However, please note that due to the shared nature of the kitchens we cannot eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. If you have any questions, then please contact the office.

    Halal or Kosher:

    We are unable to offer Halal or Kosher meals but will be happy to supply a vegetarian alternative, please ensure you request this when booking.

    Simply complete the dietary section during the booking process or if your dietary needs have changed email the office and we will update your records.

  • Ticket / room types:

    Shared Room: This is our standard ticket ideal for solo travellers, individuals and small groups of friends, we will place you in a suitable same sex room, sharing with others. This will vary on the venue and can be twin rooms up to dorm style rooms on our hostel-based trips.

    If you make one booking for a group of people, we will do our best to accommodate you all in one room. However, if you and your friends have made a series of separate bookings but wish to be together, simply email us with a group list.

    Private Rooms: Whenever possible we will always offer any single or twin / double rooms as available. Please note single rooms are very popular and sell out quickly. Private twin rooms will have two single beds / bunk and a double room will have a double bed.

    Early Bird: On some trips we offer discounted early bird tickets, these tickets are based in our standard shared rooms and include the same meals, walks etc as our standard tickets. You can view our full list of Early Bird Tickets here…

    Deposits: You can secure your place on this trip with a 50% deposit, the balance is due no less than 12 weeks before you travel. Failure to pay your balance on time could result in you losing your deposit and place on this trip. If the trip is within the next 12 weeks you will need to pay in full to secure your place.

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Dol Peris
High Street
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4HA
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What our members have to say...

  • My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
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    Vanessa
    Member Since 2018
  • Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!
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    Claire
    Member Since 2016
  • “I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.
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    Elizabeth
    Member Since 2016
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