2 days walking in spectacular Snowdonia and wild camping up in the mountains, including an ascent of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.
If you have never been wild camping before then make this your first time. It is an unforgettable experience. Wild camping is camping away from a recognised campsite, normally high up in the mountains. We can teach you the skills needed, such as collecting water, cooking on a camping stove and ensuring you leave without a trace of your visit. You will also learn about the history of the area and specifically the local mining history, taking in evidence of old copper mines and slate quarries. The rewards of having carried your kit up the mountain, been self-sufficient and felt part of the majestic landscape around you are immense and well worth the extra effort required. Go to sleep listening to the silence of the mountains and wake up to see the sun rise over the distant peaks (maybe!). This is also an ideal opportunity for anyone contemplating becoming a mountain leader and wanting to gain more experience of wild camping.
Day 1: Meet in local cafe at 12pm before a short drive to starting point and then 2-3 hour steady walk into wild camping spot. Set up camp, cook on a gas stove and watch the sun set over the mountains (hopefully – if weather is kind!).
Day 2: Hot breakfast and drinks, clear up camp, and ascent of Snowdon with plenty of breaks, photo opportunities and infomation on the local mining history before returning to finish in the afternoon in a local cafe at approx for well deserved coffee, cake and final chats, before heading home.
We will guide you all the way, including helping you to set up your camp for the night in the mountains and how to enjoy the unspoilt environment in a safe and responsible way.
The plan will be to walk at a steady pace with plenty of time to enjoy the views, take photographs and learn more about the area.
A qualified mountain leader with local knowledge
All safety equipment
Tent, cooking stove & gas, camping mat and rucksack
Personal walking kit (you must have full waterproofs, warm clothing, walking boots and a warm sleeping bag)
Transport to the start
Group size: 2-8
The cost for the weekend is £200 per person plus VAT (£240). A deposit £100 will be taken upon booking which secures your place on the course. Further information including personal kit and food needed plus arrangements for meeting will be sent nearer the time. You do not need any prior experience, but you should have enough basic fitness to carry a full rucksack and walk on uneven terrain and uphill for the 2 day trip.