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Learn this simple fast-growing watersport in the beauty of Snowdonia

From £195pp to £235pp
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  • Duration

    2 Nights
  • Accommodation

    Guest House
  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Levels

    Multiple options available
    1 - 2

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUPing) is a brilliant watersport; simple to begin and without too much equipment, it’s ideal for people wanting to give it a go, and could go on to become your favoriite new activity. We’ll be spending this weekend out on the lakes, rivers and maybe sea of Snowdonia with qualified instructors giving you a full day learning how to SUP, followed by a half-day walk to see more of the area.

Alongside all this, we’ll of course be surrounded by the incredible scenery of Snowdonia, with mountains, lakes and woodland on all sides. As a backdrop to our weekend adventures we’ll have the sound of the steam railways, the sight of local wildlife, and the fresh air that only comes with the great outdoors.

2018 Dates:

11-13th May, 22-24th June, 27-29th July, 17-19th August, 14-16th September.

In a nutshell:

  • Learn how to SUP and head out on adventures over two days, with the possibility of visiting two different water-based locations, including lakes, rivers and the sea. Perfect for beginners!
  • Enjoy being in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, where we’ll be staying in a comfy guesthouse right under Snowdon itself.
  • Relax as we take care of everything for you, from providing all the SUP kit you’ll need to supplying hot drinks for the weekend!
  • Explore the local cuisine, with a meal out in town and several nearby pubs to visit after the day’s adventures.

Coasteering on the Anglesey coast as part of our Snowdonia Adventure Weekend

About the Area

Snowdonia National Park

Famous as the place to go to climb Snowdon, the National Park is much more, encompassing the mountains of North Wales, miles of coastline, and of course hundreds of rivers, lakes and mountain streams. Popular for hundreds of years as a walking destination, Snowdonia has really grown as a watersports hotspot, with people travelling there from all over the UK to go kayaking, canoeing, surfing and of course SUPing. The history of the area is all around you whatever activity you’re doing, with castles from the old Welsh Princes, 19th century slate quarries, or modern foresty and herds of mountain sheep. Protected since 1951, Snowdonia is definitely the place to get away from it all.

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Itinerary

Friday

You’re welcome to arrive at the guesthouse from 5pm, where your Large Outdoors host will be there to meet you, make you a cup of tea and introduce you to your fellow weekend adventurers.

We’ll serve dinner at 8pm, so please let us know if you plan on arriving after this time. Over dinner we’ll go through the plans for the weekend!

Saturday

This morning after breakfast and time to make packed lunches we head down to Llyn Padarn, just outside Llanberis, for our first Stand-up Paddle Board session. This will include getting you kitted up and teaching you all the basics on and off the water. We’ll be on the lake before you know it and no doubt enjoying a bit of swimming alongside our Paddle Boarding, heading out to explore the lake for a few hours. Don’t worry, wetsuits are included!

After our packed lunch we’ll head off to a different location and now that we’ll know a bit more about what we’re doing, it’s time for an adventure! We could go Paddle Boarding on another lake, or down a river, or even to the sea. The choice is down to the group and to the instructors, who will consider the weather and water levels. Whatever we choose, it’ll be an excellent afternoon of SUPing and perfecting the skills learnt in the morning.

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Saturday evening

Once we’re all back from wherever our afternoon has taken us there’ll be plenty of time to freshen up and relax in the comfy guesthouse lounge before we head out for the evening’s dinner in town. We’ll then consider what Sunday’s plan will be, which could be a number of options – there are a huge variety of excellent low-level walks in the area.

Sunday

After breakfast we’ll pack up and leave the guesthouse to head out for a half-day walk in the surrounding area. We’ll be out for around 3 hours, and finish somewhere you can get some lunch before heading home. We promise you’ll be exhilarated by an action-packed weekend of watersports, walking and socialising!

To give you an idea, some possible walk options we’ll consider are:

  • Padarn woodland

    Over the lake from Llanberis lies the Padarn Country Park, taking in the grounds from the old slate quarry which rises over the hillside above the town. Now covered in beautiful woodland, we’ll follow trails along these hillsides looking down over the lake and the town of Llanberis. We may also have time to visit the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle.

  • Cefn Du

    This hill, standing over 400m high behind the town of Llanberis, is a great walk for experiencing the uplands without heading too high. We’ll walk up the side, past an old quarry, and admire the moorland before heading back to town on a circular walk. An excellent place to be for views of Snowdon and Anglesey!

Our Base:

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.

Venue Address: 

Dol Peris
High Street
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4HA
Dol Peris

Equipment Provided:

All the equipment for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is provided, including wetsuits, buoyancy vest, board, and paddle. You will need to bring clothes/swimwear/bikini to wear under the wetsuit that you don’t mind getting wet. You may also want to bring trainers or other shoes you don’t mind getting wet, or wetsuit boots/water shoes if you have them. A towel and jumper for after the sessions would be a good idea.

For Sunday’s walk, please bring your walking kit, including small backpack, water bottle, waterproofs, walking boots/shoes and warm clothes.

Dol Peris

Dol Peris

  • Good to know:

    Good to know:

    • This venue supplies bedding but you will need a towel.
    • You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to drink on this trip.
    • Saturday nights meal is not included in the price of this trip.
    • I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.
    • Please note there is no mobile phone signal or wifi at this venue.
    • This trip is open to anyone over 18 years of age and there is no upper age limit.

    Arrivals:

    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.

    Transport during the weekend:

    This weekend will require the group to travel to the paddling locations or the walk location on Sunday. Transport is not included, however, we encourage our guests to car-share to get to and from the walk location, so that we fit into as few vehicles as possible. If you are a driver, if would be very helpful if you would consider volunteering for this if required!

    Please also remember to bring some loose change for car park charges, which are sometimes unavoidable.

    Food and Drinks:

    For this weekend we provide the following meals:

    • Evening meal on Friday.
    • Breakfasts – Our standard breakfast is a selection of cereals, yoghurts, fruit and toast.
    • Packed Lunch for Saturday – We supply sandwiches, fruit, cereal bars / biscuits and crisps. However, we do not supply any drinks so please ensure you have a water bottle with you.
    • Sunday, we usually head to a local pub or café for lunch which is not included in the price of the weekend.

    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

    Vegetarian or Vegan:

    We will always supply a vegetarian of vegan meal, however due to the remote locations of our venues these must be booked in advance. 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.

    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.

    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.

    If you have further questions please view our FAQ’s page or email the main Large Outdoors office.

  • Ticket / room types and deposits:

    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.

    Deposits:

    You can secure your place on this trip with a 50% deposit, the balance is then 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 12 weeks then you will need to pay in full to secure your place.

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