Enjoy the mellow season of changing leaves and wood fires in the mountains of North Wales...
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On this gentle walking weekend we’ll get out in a friendly guided group to really appreciate the changing colours of autumn. Taking you to the most beautiful woodlands and valleys in the walkers’ paradise of Snowdonia we’ll seek out fantastic views, peaceful strolls and of course the odd café or two, all with the aim of enjoying the landscape and seeing a new side to this brilliant land.
Snowdonia is well known for Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak, but it is also home to valleys, woodlands, lakes and miles of coastline. As well as a mountain wonderland it is also a haven for those of us who prefer to wander the lowlands seeking out the hidden places while enjoying the same exhilarating views.
In a nutshell:
- Experience the colours of autumn in Snowdonia National Park over a day and a half of easy walks, alongside a friendly group and a Large Outdoors leader.
- Relax back in our cosy guesthouse accommodation, complete with woodburner!
- Meet a friendly bunch of people all eager to get some fresh air, take photos of the autumn landscape and experience a new side to North Wales.
You’re welcome to arrive in the accommodation at any time after 5pm, where you’ll find the host busy preparing the evening meal. Then it’s time to settle in, grab a tea or glass of wine and relax in the lounge until dinner is served at around 8pm.
After a leisurely breakfast it’s time to head out for the day to explore the landscape. Our main objective will be an easy wander to see some fantastic woodland colours, perhaps visiting a waterfall or lake on the way. Whatever walk we choose, you’ll experience a beautiful part of Snowdonia. We’ll find somewhere scenic to open our packed lunches, and perhaps visit a tea room in the afternoon. After all it’s about enjoying ourselves!
If there’s a large group, we may have a choice of a longer walk for those who want to stretch themselves; if so this will be made clear on the Friday night.
Please make sure you read the kit list and bring the required items so you stay dry and comfortable while outdoors.
Once back at the hostel, there will be plenty of time for showers and relaxation before we head out for dinner at one of our favourite local eateries.
After packing up and heading out of the guesthouse, we’ll take you on another walk this morning, to see a different side of Snowdonia to Saturday. Perhaps we’ll head down to the coast or to one of the mountain lakes along an easy track. Or we could find ourselves in the shadow of a medieval castle or the ancient ruins of Iron Age hillforts.
We aim to finish this walk at 1pm somewhere we can get lunch before the weekend comes to an end.
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 complete with log burner.
Arriving by Public Transport:
The easiest way to get to Dol Peris on public transport is a train to Bangor and the 85/86 bus from Bangor train station to Llanberis will drop you at the door. Just ask the driver for the Heights pub.
- 2 nights guest house accommodation, please note bedding and towels are supplied.
- 2 days of gentle guided day walks in Snowdonia. We occasionally use buses or pop on one of the heritage steam trains in Snowdonia and the cost of these is not included.
- Welcome meal on the Friday plus breakfasts and packed lunch for Saturday. On Saturday night we will head out to a local pub for an evening meal and this is not included.
- 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.
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What our members have to say...
“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
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