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Friday, 25 September 2020

September in Snowdonia (25-28 September)

As a first, the SWC will be making a long weekend excursion to Snowdonia, North Wales. The weekend will be based in Beddgelert, a charming village in the shadow of Snowdon with immediate access to some interesting hills. The routes will be map-led and as with the Scottish trips one needs to come prepared for high mountain terrain and the risks associated with it.

Beddgelert is accessible by public transportation -- train to Bangor and bus. Accommodation in the village is available in various pubs, B&Bs and self-catering cottages. For further information, please contact goepfertkarenATyahooDOTcom.

5 comments:

Thomas G said...

As a taster... BBC4 today at 19.30: Iolo's Snowdonia

Thomas G said...

having now seen 3 parts of Iolo's 4-parter of Snowdonia through the Seasons, I find it astonishing that it never seems to rain out there! and yet the streams and waterfalls are gushing... leave your waterproofs at home!

Anonymous said...

If you have time, I'd recommend a visit to Gelerts Grave see
https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofWales/The-legend-of-brave-Gelert/ I'm sure some of you will have heard the tale in your waely school days

d2g said...

Hi all,

I hope you all are keeping safe.

I am pretty much looking forward to this trip however I do not have experience with the risks of high mountains. I am confident that keeping up the pace wouldn't be a problem so I wondered if this type of trips are suitable for profiles like mine.

It would be my first diving-in.

Thanks in advance.
Daniel.

Stargazer said...

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for your message -- all well thanks.
A hard question to answer definitely, I am afraid...
I will say that Snowdonia is rugged high mountain terrain, more akin to Scotland than the Southeast. As such, you would need to be properly prepared for the environment with good boots and proper good quality rain gear.
I will also add that the group planning to come does include a range of abilities and walking speeds -- so I would envisage walks of different levels would be available on each of the days.
Hope this helps!