Time & Location
15 Apr 2022, 09:00 – 17 Apr 2022, 21:00
Snowdonia National Park, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6LF, UK
About the Event
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Climb Snowdon this Easter Bank Holiday and have Easter Monday to recover at home.
Join us for the most popular and fabulous hiking trip in the UK! The Snowdon summit is a must-do hike with super rewarding views.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales, towering over the region at a height of 1085m.
Loved for its drama and majesty, the mountain attracts swathes of visitors hoping to conquer it all year round. For those unable to make the climb, there is even a railway to transport visitors to the peak by train!
Snowdon, like much of the Welsh countryside, is steeped in history and myth. Its name derives from the Old English meaning ‘snow hill’, but its Welsh name (Yr Wyddfa) means tumulus, or barrow – an ancient burial mound. It is said that the mountain was created as the burial mound for Rhitta Gawr, the legendary giant defeated by King Arthur. In another twist to the Arthurian myth, the nearby lake of Glaslyn is said to have been the final resting place of Excalibur, and the site at which Arthur himself was carried off to Avalon.
Snowdon is a mountain shaped by fire and ice. Its origins may be volcanic, but its distinctive peak was shaped by glaciers, like much of the Snowdonia range. Today it is an important area of conservation, home to a delicate ecosystem and populated by beautiful flora and fauna.
Frequently Asked Questions About climbing Snowdon:
How high is Snowdon?
Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales and England, with a summit at 1085m above sea level.
How long does it take to climb Snowdon?
There are many routes to the summit of Snowdon. This route via Pyg Track and Miner’s Track takes between three and five hours, but it is the shortest path to the summit.
Is the Pyg Track dangerous?
The Pyg Track is not the easiest route to the top of Snowdon, and the terrain is somewhat rocky and rugged. However, it’s a safe route for most walkers, with well-maintained paths.
Do you have to be fit to climb Snowdon?
The ascent of Snowdon is a moderately challenging hill walk, but it’s perfectly manageable for most people in good health.
Can beginners climb Snowdon?
Snowdon is an excellent moderate walk for beginner hikers, as you won’t need any special equipment or skills to make it to the summit. If you’re a little unfit you will probably feel tired and wobbly once you’ve made it back down to the car park, but the experience and the views will make all the effort worthwhile!
VELOCITY 2 - ZIPLINE
Velocity 2 will take you zooming down a 1.5-kilometre zip line, providing you with up to 2 hours of incredible adventure. With 4 parallel lines over 2 separate zip lines.
If you’re a spectator - or just want to relax after your adventure - there is delicious food and drink available at the bistro-style Blondin Restaurant.
The restaurant enjoys almost the same stunning views of Snowdonia as the zip line and is the perfect way to complete your experience!
Alternatively, why not try out the UK’s only Quarry Karts, the UK’s only mountain cart experience, seeing gravity fuelled three-wheelers descend an obstacle-filled 3-kilometre slate track.
9 am - Meet near Hammersmith Station and leave immediately. Drive 4 hours with two service station stops for lunch
1 pm - Arrive at ZipWorld and have a fun time on the zip-line. the Quarry Karts or simply sit and enjoy the views.
4 pm - Check-in our hotel, leave our things and go for a walk on the beach then to a local lovely pub for drinks, food and much merriment.
8 am - Breakfast
9 am - Drive to Snowdon
10 am - Hike up Snowdon for around 7 hours
1 pm - Try not to die
5 pm - Drive to the hotel for dinner and a well-deserved rest
9 am Breakfast
10 am Leave the hotel
10:30 Do an easier hike to be decided depending on how dead people feel and the weather
15:00 - Drive home
Estimated arrival time in London at 9 pm
MINIBUS MEETING POINT
London - W6 9EU
Meals are not included to facilitate for those who prefer to bring their own food or who have special requirements
Lunch: We will buy something at a local supermarket or service station
£244 shared room per person
£284 single room
£95 Zip World (optional)
£45 Quarry Karts
- Full travel by private minibus
- 2 nights accommodation in a hotel by the seaside at Llandudno
- Guided hike by a trained mountain-guide
- First aid kit and trained first aider
WHAT TO BRING:
Snowdon is a mountain and the weather is highly unpredictable. You MUST have adequate hiking gear to attend this trip.
- Hiking waterproof jacket
- A warm layer for the summit
- Hiking trousers or hiking leggings (yoga pants are only allowed in good weather)
- Waterproof overtrousers
- Hiking boots
- Backpack with a waist strap
- At least 1.5 litres water bottle or water bladder
1 - This is a mountain hike. You must ensure you are fit and have adequate insurance to cover you in case of an accident. The guide or anyone else involved in organising this trip does not accept responsibilities for injuries, loss or death during this trip.
For your safety and everyone's enjoyment, you will be assessed during the hike, if you cannot keep up with the group in the 1st hour, you will be asked to turn back and wait for us at the cafe in the car park
2 - It is your responsibility to ensure the email address provided is checked often for updates on the trip.
On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute due to unforeseen events.
3 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. Refunds and credits will be provided accordingly.
4 - Refunds are not possible unless your ticket says otherwise or if we cancel the trip for any reason, so please take travel insurance in case you fall ill. We no longer offer refunds due to COVID
- Ticket type
Snowdon - 15 Apr - Single roomPrice£284.00
+£7.10 service fee+£7.10 service fee