Snowdon Sunrise Hiking Weekend

Cost: £195.00

Duration: 2 nights
Accommodation: Hostel
Level: Moderate
Age: Over 18’s only

Come and join us for our Snowdon Sunrise Hiking Weekend of relaxed walking in a small sociable group, sharing the adventure, making new friends and enjoying the authentic hostel experience.

Situated on the west coast of Wales, Snowdonia National Park is one of the most beautiful, historic and diverse landscapes of Britain, making it Wales’s undisputed activity capital.
It covers 823 square miles and is world renowned for its rugged landscape and geology, and Wales’s highest mountain, Snowdon, also known by its historical name Yr Wyddfa.

We arrive on Friday evening to be greeted by our Host, settle in and enjoy a lovely freshly prepared meal whilst getting to know each other. A little music, fun and games… but don’t get carried away, we’re up early and out for this spectacular Snowdon Sunrise walk!

We’ll ascend Snowdon to witness the majestic sunrise from the summit. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the first light paints the landscape. Be sure to dress warmly, bring your camera, and let’s create lasting memories together on this magical journey.

Standing tallest at 1085m, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the jewel in the crown of Wales’ highest mountains.

It’s near perfect pyramidical shape, surrounded by classic geology, glacial lakes, massive cliffs and the legendary knife edge ridge of Crib Gogh, makes for absolutely breathtaking scenery.

Snowdonia is steeped in history and mythology. In Welsh folklore, the summit of Snowdon is said to be the tomb of the giant Rhitta Gawr who wore a cloak made of men’s beards, and was slain by King Arthur after claiming Arthur’s beard.

According to legend, Arthur after being fatally wounded near the summit, passed his sword Excalibre to Bedivere to throw into Glaslyn, where Arthur’s body was later placed in a boat to be carried away to Afallon.

Glaslyn was also said to be the final resting place of a water monster, known as an afanc, which had plagued the people of the Conwy valley. They tempted the monster out of the water with a young girl, before securing it with chains and dragging it to Glaslyn.

Let us guide you up in a fun and safe environment and learn all about Snowdon from our nationally recognised, fully qualified Mountain Leaders, who are knowledgable in all aspects of the mountain, including myths and legends, flora and fauna, and its world renowned geology.

After our first day of hiking, we return to our hostel to reflect on a brilliant day’s trekking whilst being treated to another exceptional freshly prepared home cooked meal, followed by a great night of socialising!

After breakfast, Sunday sees us taking on another fantastic, but shorter local walk.

A unique and memorable experience not to be missed …

What’s Included …

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Excellent home cooked meals
  • Veggies and Vegans catered for
  • Breakfasts and packed lunches
  • 2 Days trekking (including optional Sunday Walk)
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leader
  • Hosted hostel experience
  • Small Group of a maximum of 12 people