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Wild Camping

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A night under the stars in the mountains of North Wales

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  • Duration

    Multiple durations available
  • Accommodation

    Camping
  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Levels

    Multiple 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!

Wild Camping Dates 2020

  • Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th June
  • Saturday 4th – Sunday 6th July
  • Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th July
  • Tuesday 4th – Wednesday 5th August
  • Saturday 8th August – Sunday 9th August
  • Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd August
  • Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th September

Enjoying the Summer Solstice with a wild camp in Snowdonia

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Normally Saturday

Your wild camping guide will meet you in the morning (11am) and we will spend some time preparing our bags for our day of walking and night out camping. We will talk through what to take, discus food, code of conduct etc.

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.

Enjoying the Summer Solstice with a wild camp in Snowdonia

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.

Enjoying the Summer Solstice with a wild camp in Snowdonia

Sunday

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:

Meeting Location:

Moel Siabod Cafe,
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
LL24 0EL

Please meet for 11am on the first morning.

What’s included:

  • A small group with an expert guide to teach you all about the delights of Wild Camping.
  • The chance to wake up to a sunrise in the mountains.
  • Two days of gentle walks in Snowdonia.
  • We include tent hire along with the sleeping matt.
  • 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
  • Rucksack large enough to carry all your kit plus tents. Ideally around minimum of 50 – 60 litres.
  • Bowl, Knife/fork/spoon, Mug
  • Head torch with spare batteries
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Moel Siabod Cafe,
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
LL24 0EL
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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!
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    Claire
    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
  • “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
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