The Mighty Cadair Idris, Wales (Snowdonia Mountain Range) WEEKEND


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Fri, Jul 12 at 6:00 PM - Sun, Jul 14 at 2:00 PM, 2019

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Outdooraholics are delighted to announce another visit to Cadair Idris (also spelt Cader Idris), a mighty mountain in the Southern part of the Snowdonia range of Wales. Cadair Idris is often overlooked in favour of Mount Snowdon due to it being the largest mountain in Wales, but Cadair Idris offers far more spectacular and challenging hiking than Mount Snowdon making it the second most popular mountain in Wales and a bit of a hidden gem. We have a booking at a gorgeous rural hostel in a remote and idyllic setting, that's surrounded by woodland and on the banks of the River Gwynant. Numbers on this trip are limited to just 28 attendees and we also have 2 experienced hike leaders with Outdoors First Aid qualifications. Trip Highlights: • Take on a challenging hike to conquer the mighty Cadair Idris (893m) • Enjoy a stay at a remote and idyllic Rural Hostel on the banks of the River Gwynant • Explore the magnificent peaks of Craig Lwyd (690m) and Mynydd Gwerngraig (686m) • Hike up to the stunning peak of Maesglase (676m) - the highest of the Dyfi hills Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics on previous trips Join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Weekend Description Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain consisting of a 6 mile long elevated ridge. Based near to the sea it offers breathtaking views on a clear day - Mount Snowdon can be seen as well as distant views of Ireland. Cadair Idris is 893m high and after we reach the summit we will have a superb hike around the narrow rim of its cwm offering breathtaking views in all directions. Snowdon itself attracts the masses due to being the largest mountain in Wales which leaves Cadair Idris far quieter and it's certainly a fairly undiscovered gem. ITINERARY Friday 12th July Head over to our hostel accommodation booked in Snowdonia. You can arrive any time from 7pm. Saturday 13th July Saturday's hike: Cadair Idris Distance: 7 miles (11 km) Ascent: 840m Grading: Challenging, some proper mountain hiking - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 4 to 5 hours of actual hiking We shall cover not just Cadair Idris but also 2 other mountain peaks on this spectacular and breathtaking hike. Hiking boots will be essential and the ground is rough and rocky in places. The hike begins in woodland and then circles the rim of a hidden cwm. After our tough day we shall head out to dinner locally. Sunday 14th July Sunday's hike: Maesglase Distance: 5 miles (8km) Ascent: Approx 400/500m Grading: Intermediate/Challenging - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 3 to 4 hours of actual hiking A less tough day than Saturday, nevertheless offering a fine challenge. An ascent of one of the hidden mountains of mid Wales offering extensive views over a wild cwm. Cost and Payment The trip is £122 per person. To join us please RSVP Yes and pay by PayPal. All trip payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once full payment has been received for the trip and the trip is sold out (full), then you may try to sell your space to a member of the same sex by advertising it for sale on this page. For details of how to advertise a fully paid for space for sale (and the process of selling/buying it) please click this link: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/FAQ Transport, Accommodation Address and Start Time The trip starts at the venue and you will need transport to, from and during the trip to the hikes. Outdooraholics cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements, but to help members arrange this, we have set up the trip specific lift share discussion below where you can offer/request lifts. Click on this link for the Lift Share Discussion: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/messages/boards/thread/51956307 The accommodation address is listed at the top of this event page along with the start time. The start time is the earliest time when you can arrive at the accommodation although you are welcome to arrive at any time after this or throughout the evening. Food Breakfast and packed lunches are included in the cost and will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. You will need drinks for the trip and money for drinks and dinner on Saturday night. We have healthy options for breakfast typically porridge with fresh fruit, berries nuts and seeds, fresh fruit salad and cereals, free range eggs, yogurt, toast and coffees, teas etc. For lunch we provide a range of options to make your own sandwiches typically tomatoes, cucumber, houmous, peanut butter, honey, jam, ham, cheese and salami. After the hike we enjoy our signature treat of Cream Teas - an English delicacy consisting of scones, clotted cream and jam, a very tasty treat! The price includes: • 2 nights in hostel accommodation (6-bedded single gender rooms) • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday • Tea (including herbal) and coffee • Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday • Hikes by trained guides (most of our hike leaders are Mountain Leader trained as a minimum) and are qualified Outdoor First Aiders) • Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection The price doesn’t include: • Transport to, from and during the trip • Dinner on Saturday night • Drinks and personal expenses Safety The hikes are led by trained hike leaders - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (https://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aiders. We detail our hikes to help you choose, but in rare cases where extreme weather dictates we may need to offer an alternative hike/activity for safety. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/3458542/TermsConditions Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Outdooraholics Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted