Leap into the vibrant Welsh water-sports scene with a variety of sea-based excitement, alongside the stunning Snowdonia scenery.
FoodSome provided. Details below
Difficulty LevelsMultiple options available
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The coastline of North Wales is well known as an adventure destination. With miles of sea cliffs, sandy beaches and walking trails, there’s a huge range on offer. You’ll see people climbing, surfing, SUPing, coasteering and kayaking – there’s really something for everyone!
We have an action packed weekend planned where you’ll get to try coasteering – scrambling around sea cliffs and jumping into the water – before we head to the rivers and gorges of Snowdonia for some Gorge Walking / Canyoning and that’s just Saturday! On Sunday we’ll head out for a walk, either along the spectacular Anglesey coastal path or further south, into the hills of Snowdonia.
All this is with the beautiful backdrop of the Isle of Anglesey and the Irish Sea – you’ll even be able to swim in the sea and look at Snowdon in the distance!
In a nutshell:
- Enjoy an action-packed Saturday of coasteering and water-sports, with all equipment and instruction provided.
- Explore the coast of Anglesey, with views over Snowdonia and the Irish Sea.
- Relax in the guest house in the evening with freshly prepared food, on a fully hosted weekend where everything is organised for you!
- Make some great new friends and try out some activities you may have never thought of doing before.
- Friday 17th – Sunday 19th July 2020
- Friday 11th – Sunday 13th September 2020
You’re welcome to arrive at the guest house at any time after 5pm, where your Large Outdoors host will be there to meet you and introduce you to your companions for the weekend.
Our welcome meal is included in the weekend and a great way to get to meet your fellow adventurers. We’ll run through everything you need to know for the weekend, and for the rest of the evening you can relax in the hostel or venture out to discover the local pubs!
We’ll head out for out day of water-sports and coastal adventure.
Coasteering / Gorge Walking
Coasteering is a perfect way to explore the stretches of coastline that are normally inaccessible. We journey from one bay to another following the foot of the cliffs close to the water’s edge, climbing some sections and scrambling over rocky obstacles, gullies and boulders. Often this involves jumping into the sea to swim past harder sections.
For the real thrill-seekers there’s the possibility of cliff jumping and exploring sea caves but importantly, for those who are less adventurous there are always less challenging options.
In the afternoon we will journey to one of Snowdonia’s amazing gorges and rivers for some further wet adventures.
Having returned to base, there’s ample time to re-live the day’s events and swap stories with the rest of the group before dinner. Tonight we will head out as a group to a local pub and this is not included in the cost of the trip.
After breakfast, we’ll pack up and leave the guest house then head out on a walk for 3-4 hours, giving you the chance to see a different side of North Wales from the wet one you experienced on Saturday!
We aim to finish today’s walk at a pub or café at around 1pm, where we can all get some food before the journey home.
Possible walk options include:
Anglesey Coast: We can head out to discover some of the Anglesey stretches of the coastal path, perhaps visiting the stunningly beautiful Newborough Beach, or heading north and wandering around Holy Isle, making our way to its top and seeing if we can see Ireland in the distance. Whichever section we choose, you’ll see cliffs, beaches and enjoy the seaside from the dry side!
Betws-y-Coed: Well known as the gateway to Snowdonia, Betws-y-Coed is a village that lies alongside the Conwy Valley, surrounded by hillsides and forest. We’ll walk one of the many excellent trails through the forest, with great views opening up over the mountains and the valley below. We finish alongside the river back into the village, where there are several excellent tea-rooms.
Nant Gwynant: South of Snowdon itself lies the long valley of Nant Gwynant. We’ll walk up it from the village of Beddgelert, admiring the lake of Llyn Dinas and the flanks of the surrounding mountains before ascending a trail that heads briefly into the hills before winding its way out to the spectacular river rapids at the Pass of Aberglaslyn. We’ll follow the river back to Beddgelert, where there are several excellent pubs.
About the area
North Wales Coast
The coastline of North Wales is rightly famous among adventure sports enthusiasts, walkers, and nature lovers alike. There are world-famous climbing cliffs, some of the most stunning sandy beaches in the country, and all with the backdrop of the mountains of Snowdonia. The coast of the mainland runs along the Great Orme, site of Neolithic copper mining, all the way along the wild Llyn Peninsula and then south around Tremadog Bay. North of this lies the Isle of Anglesey, ancient home to the druids and sanctuary for diverse wildlife and hidden surfers beaches. All along the Welsh coast and around Anglesey runs the Wales Coast Path, altogether over 800 miles long, which provides unequalled access to the sea shore.
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.
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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. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“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.ElizabethMember Since 2016
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!ClaireMember Since 2016