It’s the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, with 18 hours of daylight and darkness only lasting 6 hours. So what better way to celebrate than to go wild camping in the hills! Join us on this incredible adventure, led by an experienced Mountain Leader, up into the hills of Snowdonia for the night. You’ll get a walk-in through some beautiful countryside, a night by a remote mountain lake, then a walk out over the hillsides the next day. If you’re afraid of camping, the dark, being lost, being eaten by your sleeping bag, or just walking in general, this is the perfect way to combat your fears! In a nutshell: - Experience the hills of North Wales in a unique way; walking, wild-camping and then walking out the next day. - Relax and enjoy the adventure in a small group, and led by an experienced guide. - Enjoy a pub lunch before we set off, then some camping food and hot drinks while the sun sets. - Explore some of the local area, with moderate-difficulty walks to and from the camp-site.
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We’ll meet at lunch time in one of the villages in the heart of Snowdonia, and from there head to the pub for lunch, and a briefing about the expedition. There’ll be plenty of time to ask questions, and an opportunity to talk through what equipment wild campers take with them when they head into the hills.
After lunch we’ll drive a short distance and then begin our walk, lasting a few hours, where we’ll head up into the hills and enjoy fantastic views over Snowdonia.
Our leader will take you to a great place for wild camping by late afternoon, where you’ll set up tents, have a discussion about the etiquette and good practice behind wild camping, and prepare for the night. We’ll have a ‘camp stove’ dinner and then, depending on the weather, either go out for another short walk to watch the sun set, or just experience our wild and secluded spot! There’ll be plenty of hot drinks to enjoy as we prepare for our night in the mountains.
Waking up to the sound of mountain streams and the calls of the moorland birds, we’ll warm up over breakfast as the sun is already shining (it’ll be up well before 5am). Then it’s time to pack up and leave our wild campsite, heading off for our walk-out over the hillsides, probably before anyone else has started work!
Once back at the cars it’s a nice way to finish to head to a local café for a slap-up lunch before our expedition comes to an end. This is a great way to talk through all the skills leant over the night out. You may find wild camping a challenge, but most people see it as an exciting and relatively stress-free to spend the night in the mountains. You may find that you’ve kindled a new desire to see the wild places of Britain in a whole new way! We’ll go for a few hours’ moderate walk and return to the cars by lunch-time, giving you the chance to see the hills in the morning, and enjoy the fresh summer air before the return to civilisation.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
Wild Camping in the Snowdonia National park! Expect a tent :)
Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund
Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0EL, UK