Secret Snowdonia Hiking Weekend

  • 08/09/2023 - 10/09/2023
  • Bryn Llydan

Secret Snowdonia Hiking Weekend
8th-10th September 2023

It’s no secret that Snowdonia (Eryri) is home to some of the UK’s most rugged and spectacular scenery. In the summer months, crowds flock from around the world to experience some of the areas best known peaks. If you want to escape the crowds and explore Snowdonia’s natural beauty in more peaceful and remote settings, this is the weekend for you.

What’s included
- Two nights accommodation (private ensuite bedrooms with shared communal areas)
- Late checkout Sunday to give everybody a chance to get showered and eat some more cake before heading home
- Two course dinners Friday and Saturday
- Hearty breakfasts Saturday and Sunday
- Packed lunches Saturday and Sunday
- Unlimited supplies of tea, coffee and homemade cake back at base
- Train fare on Ffestiniog Railway
- Two days guided hiking with our knowledgable local guide

Price per person (based on two sharing) - £215
Price per person (based on sole occupancy) - £295

Friday - Arrive at Bryn Llydan from 2pm onwards. If you would like to head out for a walk before dinner, we have maps of the local forest on hand. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm with a chance to chat with your guide and fellow hikers.

Saturday - After a hearty breakfast, we set off straight from the door for today’s hike across the stunning Moelwynion to the Heritage Railway Station at Tanygrisiau. Approximately 15km with around 1000m of ascent. At Tanygrisiau, we’ll hop onto the steam train and head back to Penrhyndeudraeth on Ffestiniog Railway - the oldest narrow gauge railway with almost 200 years of history. Enjoy a relaxed train ride surrounded by spectacular views and the unmistakeable sounds and smells of the steam engine. From the station, it’s a short and straightforward walk back to base where you’ll enjoy a freshly prepared, plentiful meal and a chance to chill out and reflect on the day’s adventures.

Another delicious breakfast before a short drive to today’s starting point at Croesor. From here, we head off for a beautiful circular route taking in Cnicht - The Welsh Matterhorn. A shorter walk today, allowing people time to get on the road in good time at the end of the day. Approximately 9km with 600metres of ascent. After the walk, feel free to come back to base to freshen up (and grab some more cake) before your journey home.

Option to add Sunday night to your stay - £75 per person fully catered
(Routes may vary depending on conditions)

You’ll be staying in our gorgeous guesthouse, set in a stunning and peaceful location overlooking Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). Bryn Llydan is set in seven acres of tranquility including a large terrace overlooking the mountains, orchard and paddock with our resident ponies. Price includes two nights accommodation in our comfortable, ensuite bedrooms and all meals during your stay. Meals and cake are all freshly prepared onsite and served in our communal dining area. There is also a kitchen area with fridges available if you would like to bring your own post adventure drinks/nibbles.

- Sturdy, comfortable walking boots/shoes (preferably waterproof, not trainers)
- Comfortable clothing for walking (we suggest plenty of layers as you never know what the weather may bring in the mountains)
- Waterproof coat and trousers
- Water bottles
- Rucksack
- Walking poles are optional

You should be comfortable walking on hilly and uneven ground for sustained periods.