A night under the stars in the mountains of North Wales
DurationMultiple durations available
FoodSome provided. Details below
Difficulty LevelsMultiple options available
2 - 3
The wild landscape of Snowdonia is the perfect place to get away from it all, and why not take an extra step on your weekend away and spend a night wild camping! Forget the clutter and rush of the modern world and sleep out in the hills, waking up with the sound of the birds and mountain streams.
For this experience we will spend one night wild camping, in locations specially thought out by our experienced Mountain Leaders. On each day we’ll be walking for a few hours, exploring the landscape before finding a place to pitch the tents. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about camping in the hills, and have a great weekend away in the mountains of North Wales.
In a nutshell:
- A fully guided experience spending Saturday night out in the hills wild camping.
- Explore the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park over walks to and from the wild camp site on Saturday and Sunday.
- Learn about responsible wild camping with an experienced leader, and enjoy the experience of spending the night far from buildings.
- Watch the sunset, try and get up for the sunrise, listen to the birds, dip your feet in pools and streams, and generally have a great time with your fellow walkers!
Your wild camping guide will meet you in the morning and we will spend some time preparing our bags for our day of walking and night out camping. After lunch we’ll head to the start locations for the walks in groups of no more than 8, each with their own leader, and begin the day. The walk will be gentle as we’ll have heavy bags, but we’ll need to get out of the valleys into secluded places where we can camp.
There are a huge number of options for good wild camping spots in Snowdonia, and we’ll be spoilt for choice. The leaders will choose locations and walks depending on the weather, but we could find ourselves in the lake-speckled Moelwyns, the grand Carneddau, or the slopes of Snowdon itself.
Remember, this is wild camping, and there are no facilities, so please remember to read the kit list!
Once we’ve reached our camp site, we’ll set up tents and have some time to relax, perhaps heading out on a wander of the local area without heavy bags on our backs. Dinner will be a camp-meal style affair with freeze-dried meals, which your leader will prepare for you.
After a peaceful night among the hills, we’ll have a warm porridge breakfast and then pack up camp to head home. This morning we’ll spend a few more hours on a walk back to the cars, seeing more of this fantastic National Park. We’ll aim to be down by midday, when we can head to a nearby cafe for lunch to celebrate our weekend of adventure.
About the Area
Snowdonia National Park
Covering the mountains in the far North West of Wales, Snowdonia is far more than the most famous peaks. There are dozens of secluded valleys, acres of ancient woodland, vast stretches of sandy seashore and estuaries, and hundreds of miles of possible walking trails. The area is famous as the ancient land of the druids, and even has myths about King Arthur sprinkled about the hills. There are abandoned mines, pristine wildflower habitats, fresh mountain streams, and the modern industries of sheep farming and forestry. As a hugely popular destination for walkers, Snowdonia is the palce to go to escape from it all, whether you want to climb to the mountain summits, stroll next to the lakes, or just spend an hour or two around the villages and valleys.
Good to know:
Moel Siabod Cafe,
- Expert guide to show show you the delights of Wild Camping
- Two days of gentle walks in Snowdonia
- Tent hire, the the standard price is based on sharing a tent with another participant on a same sex basis. If you wish to share a tent with a friend either book on one order or book and then just drop the office an email with who you wish to share with. The private tent price is for you to have your own tent.
- Please note we do not supply sleeping bags.
- Saturday night evening wild camping meal and Sunday breakfast
Please see our blog on useful hints and tips for getting the right kit.
As well as the regular Day Walk kit list you will also need:
- Sleeping bag
- Bowl, Knife/fork/spoon, Mug
- Head torch with spare batteries
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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