A holistic weekend of yoga and easy walking, surrounded by the nature of Snowdonia...
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Large Outdoors is bringing you a weekend of new tastes, new adventures and holistic experiences.
This weekend will give you the opportunity to try something new, whether that be Yoga, a Gong Bath, guided walking and in the warmer months there will be optional kayaking or stand up paddle boarding, we have it all!
In a nutshell:
- Two nights’ guest house accommodation set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.
- 4 Yoga sessions throughout the weekend.
- Head out on several outdoor activities, including guided walking and when it’s warmer stand-up paddle-boarding or kayaking. There is even the chance in the summer months for an early morning wild swim.
You’re welcome to arrive at the guesthouse from 5pm, where your Large Outdoors host will be there to meet you and introduce you to your fellow walking companions. From then you can grab a cup of tea and begin to settle down.
This evening we have a relaxing yoga session to get you ready for the weekend and dispel any stresses you still have from the working week. Please note this first Yoga session begins at 6:30pm so you will need to be there in time. Our first feast is then served at 8pm, and you’ll soon find yourself transported away in this peaceful place, with mountain views everywhere you look.
Before breakfast join in with this morning’s optional Yoga (starts at 7am), designed to prepare you for today’s adventures. These sessions are open to all levels, with beginners welcome.
After breakfast we head out to explore the area on foot. We’ll be out walking for the day, but the difficulty of the walk very much depends on what the group wants to do – with the main aim being to stay low-level and enjoy exploring the valleys, woodlands, coast and small hills.
The whole group will be on the same walk, but here are some options your leader will be considering:
Nant Gwynant and Beddgelert – Starting from the pretty village of Beddgelert, we can walk an undulating trail that runs through the valley, alongside rivers and lakes, and which climbs up the flanks of hills. We’ll have extensive views down the Nant Gwynant valley, and even to the sides of Snowdon itself.
Moel Siabod – A hill just to the south of the main mountains in North Wales, Moel Siabod is known for its spectacular views as it lies on its own. You’ll see the North and West coasts, the Conwy Valley, and of course Snowdon, the Glyderau and Carneddau. These views more than make up for the ascent!
Forests of Betws-y-Coed – The village of Betws-y-Coed is surrounded by forest and low undulating hills, speckled with lakes and streams. We can head out for the day into this landscape and discover the hidden views and quiet trails that are so special about Snowdonia away from the main peaks. This walk will also give us the chance to see one or two waterfalls!
Saturday afternoon onwards
Once back at the guesthouse, we have a great evening planned for you. Alongside our evening dinner, there will be another restorative yoga session (optional) to ease your muscles after the day in the outdoors.
Before breakfast there will be our final Yoga session of the weekend (starts at 8am) leaving you energised and ready for the final days activities.
For today we will either head out for another gentle and relaxing walk in some of the hidden and quieter parts of the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Or in the warmer months there will be the option (at additional cost) to spend the morning and early afternoon doing watersports at the stunningly beautiful Llyn Padarn. You’ll have the choice to take part in stand-up paddle-boarding or kayaking as we provide you with all the equipment and teach you all you need to know before heading off to explore the lake – beginners are welcome.
There’ll be a final chance to enjoy a meal together as we pop to a local cafe for lunch (not included). Before returning to the lakeshore and the end of what will have been a truly transformative weekend.
About the Area
Snowdonia National Park
Well known as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK, the Snowdonia National Park has it all. The towering mountains drop straight down to sandy estuaries, peaceful woodlands and valleys with endless walking trails, taking you past ancient history and traditional ways of life. As a well-known destination for walkers and mountaineers, Snowdonia is also a popular retreat for people wanting to reconnect with nature and escape the hectic modern world. As such you’ll find artists and dreamers living happily alongside sheep farmers and slate miners, and whether your inspiration is the sea or the mountains, you’ll find something there for you.
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.
Please note you will need to bring your own yoga mat.
For this weekend we provide the following meals: evening meals on Friday and Saturday, breakfasts, and packed lunches for Saturday and Sunday.
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. We do not supply alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own.
Please note you will need to bring your own Yoga Mat.
This is offered on a single sex shared room basis. The venue also has a limited number of twin, single and double rooms. All bedding is provided but you will need to bring your own towel.
Please note we are unable to accept dogs on this weekend, with the exception of registered guided dogs which are welcome on all of our trips.
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What our members have to say...
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
“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