July 11-14: Cadair Idris and Snowdonia National Park
Robert Newnham @robertnewnham
Snowdonia National Park - Gwynedd
Thu, Jul 11 at 5:00 PM - Sun, Jul 14 at 3:00 PM, 2019
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Come and enjoy 3 fantastic days of hiking in Snowdonia National Park. The hikes will be strenuous but also incredibly rewarding with wide ranging views of mountains, valleys and the sea. This event only includes guided hikes and you will have to sort out your own accommodation and transport. However, I fully appreciate that sorting out accommodation can be difficult especially as you don’t want to be stuck in a hotel/B&B on your own! Therefore, here's a list of B&Bs with vacancies (singles and twin rooms). Rooms are around £50-£70 per night. Sandpiper B&B http://www.thesandpiperguesthouse.co.uk Môr Wyn Guest House http://www.barmouthguesthouse.com Bluebells Guest House https://www.bluebellsbarmouth.co.uk/ I am staying at the SandPiper. The B&Bs are all in Barmouth and close to each other. Wherever you are staying we will meet up each morning before heading off to the hikes. We will also meet up in the evenings for food and drinks. Transport If you can offer people a lift please put a comment on meetup. Depending on how many people need a lift we might be able to put on a 9 seater minibus. Please let me know if you need help with transport. The Hikes We will be exploring southern Snowdonia where there are some beautiful mountains and valleys. The hikes will be strenuous and you will need to be a fit and experienced hiker. The planned hikes are listed below but are subject to change depending on weather and the experience of the group. Friday 12th July - Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr Distance - 12km/7.5miles Ascent - 830m Grade – Strenuous The Rhinogs are an under explored area of Snowdonia National Park but this shouldn't detract you from their beauty. The views of the Irish Sea from the top will be worth the effort. Saturday 13th July - Cadair Idris Distance - 9.5km 6 miles Ascent - 960m Grade – Strenuous Cadair Idris is surrounded in myth and means the ‘Chair of Idris‘. The photo above is of Cadair Idris with views out to the sea. Sunday 14th July - Aran Fawddwy & Cwm Cywarch Distance - 16km / 10 miles Ascent - 900m Grade - Strenuous My guide book describes Cwm Cywarch as one of the most beautiful valleys in Snowdonia. It is located on the eastern edge of Snowdonia National Park. About me I am a trained mountain leader (http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) (MLTE), have completed my navigation course and am outdoor 1st aid trained. I often lead hikes for Backabush. Food In the evenings we can head to one of the many pubs or restaurants in Barmouth for drinks and food. There are also small supermarkets such as a Co-op and Spar where we can get packed lunches. Cost £20 per person to the OAC. You will be responsible for paying for transport, accommodation and food. More Information Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about this trip. A note about the Outdoor Adventure Club. The OAC is a 'not for profit' organisation under the supervision of the government appointed CIC Regulator. It is run entirely for the benefit for its members and organisers receive no financial gain for the time and skills they volunteer. A contribution of £20 is requested for this walk because currently we need to raise money so we can develop a fund to pay for training and provide basic equipment for a leadership team. This team will need first aid skills and proper navigation training which is quite costly. On top of this we need to pay for insurance and accountancy fees. It all adds up and your contribution is greatly appreciated. However if you are unemployed or facing financial hardship please let us know and we are happy for you to join the walk without making any financial contribution.