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The Mighty Cadair Idris, Wales with International Mountain Leader. Small group

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Price: £105.00 /per person

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Outdooraholics are delighted to announce another visit to Cadair Idris (also spelt Cader Idris), a mighty mountain in the Southern part of the Snowdonia range of Wales. Cadair Idris is often overlooked in favour of Mount Snowdon due to it being the largest mountain in Wales, but Cadair Idris offers far more spectacular and challenging hiking than Mount Snowdon.

We have a booking at a gorgeous, rural hostel, in a remote and rural setting, that's surrounded by woodland and on the banks of the River Gwynant.

Numbers on this trip are limited to just 22 attendees

Photos - please note, all photos were taken on our previous trip here and are reproduced with kind permission from their owners, so represent the actual views that you'll see from the hikes

Weekend Description

Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain consisting of a 6 mile long elevated ridge. Based near to the sea it offers breathtaking views on a clear day - Mount Snowdon can be seen as well as distant views of Ireland.

Allan will be running this trip and is already well known to the group for his involvement on many weekend mountaineering trips. One of under 500 qualified "International Mountain Leaders" in the UK. As well as having led expeditions professionally all over the world for nearly 30 years, he's also spent 20 years in Mountain Rescue in Wales and knows these mountains well. For full details on Allan, please see below:


Friday 30th May

Head over to our hostel accommodation booked in Snowdonia. You can arrive any time from 8pm

Saturday 31st May

Saturday's hike: Cadair Idris

Distance: 7 miles (11 km)
Rating: Tough, some proper mountain hiking
Ascent: 975m

We shall cover not just Cadair Idris but also 2 other mountain peaks on this spectacular and breathtaking hike. Hiking boots will be essential and the ground is rough and rocky in place. The hike begins in woodland and then circles the rim of a hidden cwm. After our tough day we shall head out to dinner locally

Sunday 10th November

Sunday's hike: Maesglase

Distance: 5 miles (7km)
Rating: Medium/Tough
Ascent: approx 400/500m

A less tough day than Saturday but nevertheless offering a fine challenge. An ascent of one of the hidden mountains of mid Wales offering extensive views over a wild Cwm.

Cost and Payment

The trip is £105. If you choose to pay by Paypal it's £109 to cover their fees, if you would like bank details to send a transfer, please contact us. All payments are non-refundable and non transferable unless the trip is cancelled or rescheduled. Once full payment has been received you may sell your space to a member of the same sex, however if you miss the final payment deadline or pull out of the trip before final payment is made your space will be lost and your deposit will not be refunded.

For details of how to make payment and the account details as well as details of how to pull out/buy a space, please see the link below: (

Transport/lift shares

The trip starts at the hostel which is not really accessible on public transport -you will need to arrange your own transport to the hostel and to the hikes each day. If you are a car driver and can offer lifts or if you need a lift please post or contact people via the lift share discussion below:


Breakfast and packed lunches are included in the cost and will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. You will need drinks for the trip and money for drinks and dinner on Saturday night.

The price includes:

• 2 nights in single sex dormitory accommodation (6 bed dorms)

• Healthy continental style breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

• Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday

• Two hikes by an experienced and qualified guide (International Mountain Leader ( who is also a qualified outdoor activity First Aider.

• Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection.

The price doesn’t include:

• Transport between London and Snowdonia and during the trip

• Evening meals, drinks and personal expenses


The hikes this weekend are tough and involve walking up mountains. You ideally need experience of full days walking in mountains previously and you will need to be fit and capable of a full days mountain walking including 1 to 2 hours of solid walking up a steep hill. A good level of fitness is essential and hiking boots are strongly advisable. If you are not confident in your fitness and ability then please get in touch before booking this trip.


Your safety is very important to us and these walks are led by a very experienced and qualified guide. We detail our hikes so you can see what you're signing up for, but in the rare cases where extreme weather dictates we may need to offer an alternative hike/activity for safety. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury or death and you need to be aware of this risk and come equipped for the activity you've chosen to participate in.

Terms and Conditions

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