Snowdonia - North Wales

Scrambling in North Wales Sunday 6th June to Tuesday 8th June 2021

This will be a strenuous 3 days scrambling event in North Wales. Scrambling is that grey area between walking and climbing. Hands are used a lot but vertical sections are fairly short. A good head for heights is needed but hand and foot holds are plentiful.  Scrambling do not require special skills or equipment. Scrambling is a challenging and exciting activity if you fancy a change from the normal walking routes up a mountain. Be warned this is the most strenuous weekend of all my 3 day event.  


As North Wales is 250 miles from London and dry weather is never guaranteed we will need the flexibility of 3 whole days to scramble the 2 infamous classic routes. We will be on the mountain for at least 8 hours on the longest & 5 hours on each of the shorter days, so you will need to be fit and have good hiking boots and waterproof jacket.  We will be leaving on the morning of Sunday 6th and return late on Tuesday 8th June.  Unfortunately hotels in North Wales are too expensive on Saturday hence the Sunday start.  June is the best time for this adventure as the days are longest during June.  Below are the photos I took during my previous event, includes: Leap of Faith and Canoon (Tryfan), the Cantilever, The Glyders & Snowdon.

Provisional schedule, subject to weather

Sunday 6th June:  Tryfan, includes: the Cannon, Leap of faith 5 hours

Monday 7th June: Bristly Ridge & Glyders, includes: The Cantilever, the Castle 8-9 hours

Tuesday 8th June: Snowdon via Pyg-Miners route or Conway coastal hike 5 hours

Scroll down past the photos for the full day to day itinerary

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Transportation: The cars/minibus transportation is provided if departing from London on Sunday morning for members that require it.  I will sort out all of the transportation logistics for the whole group.  Organise the departure point, exchange drivers and members contact details in advance and ensure the drivers get to every location during the event on time.  All my volunteer drivers are experienced, regular and confident drivers.  

 

Accommodation:  We will be staying at a Premium Inn hotel for both night with 2 sharing with en suite bathrooms. Room allocation will be based on gender.  Many other groups would book a youth hostel with 6-10 sharing a dormitory with bunk beds which can be noisy and over crowded.  

 

Meals:  I will reserve good restaurants local to our accommodation that gives members a big range of menu choice and great value for money.  Meals are not included in the cost as we are not staying at a hostel and I want the group to experience regional food.  

 

SCHEDULE

Sunday 6th June 2021

07:30-13:30      Travelling to North Wales 

14.00                 Start scrambling Tryfan  (depending upon weather conditions)

19:00                 Finish scrambling

19:00-19:45      Travel to Premium Inn Hotel 

20:30                 Late dinner at the Hotel

Monday 7th June

07:30                 Breakfast: hot breakfast at hotel

08:30-09:15       Travel to Car park 

09:30                 Start Bristly Ridge & Glyders, includes: The Cantilever, the Castle 8-9 hours

17:00                 Hike finish back at car park

17:15-17:45       Drive to Bewts-y-coed for drinks

19:00                 Dinner at Pub/restaurant 

Tuesday 8th June

07:30                 Breakfast: at Hotel 

08:30                 Leave for Colwy Castle and start coastal walk or Snowdon 

09.15-14:00       Hike 

14:00-14:45       Late lunch

15:00-20:30       Journey back to London

Flexibility: My approach and itinerary is flexible.  If bad weather is forecasted, I am happy to change the itinerary. Weather can we localised in this island so willing to drive to a different part of the island for a dry walk.  

 

Securing a place:  My events are normally over subscribed.  You can reserve your place on any event, months in advance with a £50 deposit.  I understand that member’s work, family & personal situation can change, so this deposit is 100% refundable 7 days prior to the start of this event, no quibble.   All I need is 7 days notice and I refund you fully within 24 hours.  If you withdraw, within the 7 days period, and if I am able to find a replacement to fill your space I am more than happy to give you a 100% refund.  I only require the final balance 7 days before the start of the event, again being flexible to members needs.  

Cost excludes:

All meals - Michael will plan for all meals - Sunday & Monday dinner, Monday and Tuesday breakfast and pack lunch

Entrance fees to any sights

 

KIT LIST

Essentials: good waterproof jacket, hiking boots (with good trend and ankle support), waterproof trousers, warm fleece, warm gloves, warm beanie, 3 change of clothing (no jeans when walking), wash kit, day pack (to carry lunch, drinks and snacks) & a small torch just in case we are held up. Trainers to wear in the cars.  Please make sure you are dressed to hike on Friday as there are no places to change.  It can be cold on top of the mountains during May so make sure you bring sufficient warm items.

Other items: 

Wash kit. towels will be provided at the hotel.  A daypack to hold your day kit (water, snacks, jacket)

Trainers to wear in the cars/minibus