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Enjoy the mellow season of changing leaves and wood fires in the mountains of North Wales...

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  • Duration

    2 Nights
  • Accommodation

    Guest House
  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Levels

    Multiple options available
    1 - 2

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.

Dates:

  • Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November 2019

Social walking weekend in Snowdonia

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Itinerary

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

Social walking weekend in Snowdonia

Sunday

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.

Social walking weekend in Snowdonia

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.

Venue Address:

Dol Peris,
High Street,
Llanberis,
Gwynedd,
LL55 4HA

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.

Dol Peris

What’s Included:

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Dietary

    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:

    Dol Peris

    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.

    Dol Peris

  • Useful Links:

    Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…

    For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page

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Dol Peris,
High Street,
Llanberis,
Gwynedd,
LL55 4HA
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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.
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    Elizabeth
    Member 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. #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
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