North Wales Discovery

From £1275 pp

Snowdonia, Wales

8 Days

Small Group of 8-15

North Wales Discovery

From £1275 pp

What You'll Do

Rediscover yourself in a wild, beautiful landscape, unlock the heritage and the history of the hillsides and mountains, and experience an adventure that takes far from the tourist trail.

*Please note, if you have a private group of 4 or more, you can book this experience for your group all year. Please let us know your preferred date and we will do our best to accommodate you.

North Wales boasts a spectacular coastline, magnificent mountains and beautiful rolling hills. It’s the
perfect destination for discovering an abundance of wildlife and pristine natural habitats. Enjoy guided
hikes, visit a UNESCO world heritage site, take a wildlife boat tour and raft along the River Dee, plus
spend two nights at a world renowned eco centre.

Discover the true North Wales on this authentic journey into nature. Get off the beaten path and explore
the breathtakingly wild north coast by boat, hike through the UNESCO world heritage slate landscape,
summit the highest mountain in Wales and learn sustainable gardening practices that you can take home
with you at a world renowned eco centre. Truly escape back to nature in this beautiful, yet little-known
corner of the world. We’ll take care of all the details on this fully-supported multi-activity wildlife holiday,
so you can completely immerse yourself in moments of discovery.


Climb to the very summit of Snowdonia National Park on a hike up Snowdon.

Explore the wild isle of Anglesey by foot and by RIB boat.

Sleep under the stars on a wild camping experience in luxurious bell tents.

Your Local Host:


Based in North Wales, Claire and her team create authentic adventures in some of the UK’s wildest spaces. From trail running and mountain biking, to multi activity breaks, wild wellness retreats and so much more. As well as giving you the most incredible experiences to enjoy, each of their adventure holidays is designed to be low carbon, low impact and supportive of local independent businesses. Making travel better for everyone.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival in Beaumaris

Arrive in Trearddur Bay ready to check into your hotel from 15:00. Your hotel is situated right by the beach and boasts fantastic coastal views. If you require transfers from the airport, train station or ferry port, please do contact us to make arrangements prior to travelling.

Anglesey is home to some of Wales’s best beaches with several of them gaining status as areas of outstanding beauty. From crossing the bridge onto the island you’ll be treated to views of unspoilt coastlines, as you pass through quaint seaside towns.

This evening you’ll meet your Tour Leader at the welcome meeting, followed by a group dinner in a local restaurant at your hotel. Enjoy locally produced food and a few Welsh beers – how better to get to know each other ahead of your week of discovery.


Boutique Hotel accommodation

Explore Anglesey

Explore the island of Anglesey by sea and by land. In the morning, you’ll head out on a RIB powerboat to discover the hidden gems of Wales’ rugged coastline and the native wildlife that calls it home. Puffins, seals and dolphins are regularly spotted along these shores as you zip by.

Back on dry land for the afternoon, you’ll take to the road and travel around the island’s small villages to experience the local culture. Visit some of the many lighthouses and soak up views of the countryside and stunning coastline. You’ll quickly understand why this rural island is a coastal retreat for all sorts of native wildlife.

This evening dinner will be hosted for you and your group in a local restaurant. How better to get to know each other better than reflecting on today’s memories while enjoying locally produced food and a few Welsh beers.


Boutique hotel accommodation


The mountain of Snowdon is the jewel in the crown of Snowdonia National Park. Standing at 1,085m, it’s the highest mountain in England and Wales and the views from its summit are spectacular on a clear day.

Today is a full day of hiking to reach the peak of this impressive, rocky landmark, as you breathe the crisp mountain air and soak up the stunning panoramic views.

There is a cafe at the summit providing refreshments and light meals so you can replenish your energy before we embark on the descent back to base.

With several routes leading to Snowdon’s summit, we have plenty of options to choose from. Our guide will ensure we take the best circular route for the group and the weather on the day.

Their local knowledge means you’ll enjoy the best mountain experience, not worrying about directions or whether you’re seeing the best of the mountains, you can simply soak up the stunning scenery and enjoy the hike.


Boutique hotel accommodation

Eco Centre Explorations

Pack your bags, your journey of discovery continues as you head to your eco home for the next two nights. Situated in the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, the Centre for Alternative technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre set in the foothills of South Snowdonia, home to some of the most special landscapes and wildlife areas in Europe.

Settle into your new surroundings with a well-prepared seasonal lunch. When it comes to dining at CAT the ethos is ‘straight from plot to plate’ meaning the menu is made up of ingredients grown in the sights own allotment or responsibly sourced from the local area.

Next take a tour of the impressive 30 acre site, with seven unique habitats including heathland, woodland and meadow each hiding an amazing story and an important mission. It’s impossible not to be inspired by the diversity of your surroundings and the ongoing sustainability projects. Before settling for the evening in your innovative eco accommodation, experience the Wild Night Tour.

Be treated to a sensory experience as you take a guided night walk, looking out for bats and other night creatures.

Woodland Walks and Eco Gardening

After a hearty breakfast head out on a guided walk straight from the centre. Today’s walk takes you into the Dyfi forest. The Dyfi forest lies in the shadow of Cadair Idris, dotted with ruins and slate spoil heaps.

Look out for sweet woodland birds and even larger hunting birds such as Red Kites. Sit down for a tasty lunch back at CAT. This afternoon it’s time to put your green fingers to work and learn about eco gardening. Guided by one of the gardening team at CAT, you will learn about natural and sustainable gardening practices, perhaps even doing some planting of your own.

Dinner is a communal affair as you gather round with your fellow travellers to enjoy a freshly prepared vegetarian meal.

River Dee Rafting

Get set to go rafting! Today, you will be rafting down the River Dee. Forming part of the border between England and Wales, the river supports many rare plants and animals along its banks and within its waters.

Atlantic salmon is the dominant fish species and is in part the reason for the Dee being designated a European Special Area of Conservation. You’ll also find the rare freshwater pearl mussel here and, if you’re very lucky, a rare glimpse of the European otter.

Exploring the river by raft is a great way to get up close and personal with riverlife. Your local rafting guide will help you navigate the river’s rapids and weirs, and show you how to spot wildlife along the way.

The Snowdonia Slate Trail

Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to explore a UNESCO world heritage site, on a guided walk along the Snowdonia Slate Trail.

Starting in the Ogwen valley, take in the unique landscape of North Wales slate as you pass through stunning scenery, rich in history. Slate mining is a prominent and proud part of Welsh history, with some of the quarries dating back as far as 1787. A tough industry; slate mining provided work for thousands of people across North Wales.

As you continue on a gradual descent through the Ffrancon valley, pick a spot with a pretty view for your picnic lunch stop. Moving on, meander through the Gwydir Forest, a popular spot for bird-watching.

Buzzards and Goshawks are regular sightings. Pass the famous Ugly house before reaching the famous Swallow Falls. Arrive back in Betws-Y-Coed, ready to give your feet a well earned rest.

Departure Day

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to pack your case and swap details with your new friends before you begin your journey home.

Reviews (2)


Friday 4th October, 2019

I had the best experience! Claire Copeman was our guide and she was knowledgeable, flexible, and eager to give our group a memorable experience at the right speed (which sometimes meant building in downtime—very important on a weeklong trip). I als...

I had the best experience! Claire Copeman was our guide and she was knowledgeable, flexible, and eager to give our group a memorable experience at the right speed (which sometimes meant building in downtime—very important on a weeklong trip). I also felt super safe with her throughout, whether we were hiking or boating or she was driving us on windy country roads in the pitch black. I'll be recommending this company to everyone who's interested in visiting Wales!

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Sunday 1st September, 2019

Everything went on time and all the events were great fun and all we could have hoped for. Great people all around. I would recommend to everybody interested in an action holiday.

Everything went on time and all the events were great fun and all we could have hoped for. Great people all around. I would recommend to everybody interested in an action holiday.

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Location Information

The meeting point is in Treaddur Bay, North Wales. The exact address will be provided on your booking voucher.

Once there, all travel is provided as you explore Anglesey, Snowdonia National Park, and other parts of North Wales. You can park your car in Beaumaris for free, and you will be returned to it at the end of the tour.

You will spend 6 nights in boutique hotel accommodation on a shared room basis, although private rooms can be arranged if preferred, and one night glamping in comfortable bell tents.

  • 6 nights boutique hotel accommodation on a shared basis (private rooms can usually be accommodated if preferred – please enquire before booking)
  • 1 night of North Wales glamping
  • Guided hike to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales
  • Full day exploring the island of Anglesey by RIB boat and road
  • Guided hike over Eglwyseg Mountain and the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
  • Half day river rafting experience
  • 24 hour foraging and bushcraft skills experience
  • Breakfast every day, 2 picnic lunches, 2 group evening meals
  • Car parking for the duration of your stay
  • All transport during your trip


- Sturdy, waterproof walking boots and walking socks
- Day backpack – to carry snacks and essentials when out walking
- Waterproof clothing – even if the forecast looks good, the weather can be very changeable in the mountains
- Warm layers – even in summer the mountains and the coast can be chilly, especially in the evening
- Swimwear – if you want to enjoy the hot tub available at the hotel in Llangollen
- Towel – for overnight glamping
- Trainers you don’t mind getting wet when river rafting

We don’t believe in charging people more for exploring our world solo, so we’ll always match you up with a likeminded traveller to share with. If you would prefer your own room, we can usually accommodate that, though an extra charge would apply – please enquire before booking.

Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 8 people are booked. We’ll let you know at least 30 days in advance

Check in from 3pm on, and check out at 11am.