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North Wales Discovery

From £1065 pp

Snowdonia, Wales

8 Days

Small Group of 8-15

North Wales Discovery

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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.

Dates available: 10th July 2021 is now full , however there are spaces on 4th September 2021

*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.

Arriving in Beaumaris, North Wales, get ready for an eight-day adventure that takes you on beautiful hikes through dramatic mountain scenery, adrenaline-pumping RIB rides along the wild coasts of Anglesey, rafting adventures along the picturesque River Dee, and slow-paced afternoons in traditional, idyllic towns and villages.

This is a tour designed to be packed full of activities that help you get to know local culture and heritage, so whilst you zip along the coast of Anglesey, spotting dolphins, seals and puffins, you also explore the rugged landscape, visiting small villages and lighthouses to really get a taste of local culture.

As well as summiting Snowdon, you will head to the picturesque Llangollen to soak up the riverside atmosphere, eating fish and chips as you watch old steam trains pull into the old Victorian station.

You’ll visit local pubs and enjoy traditional cuisine with your fellow travellers, and venture up to stunning viewpoints at Offa’s Dyke, looking out for bronze-age burial mounds on the ground, and buzzards, peregrine falcons and merlins in the air.

Reconnect with nature on a bushcraft and foraging experience as you head out into the hills and woodlands to hunt for your own dinner, then relax by the campfire for a night under the stars, in one of the only dark sky reserves in the world.

By the end of your adventure in Snowdonia, you’ll feel satisfyingly wearied, recharged after drawing on the wonderful energy of the unbounded nature you’ve been immersed in, and happy in the knowledge you’ve created memories that will last a lifetime.

Experience
Highlights

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:

Claire Copeman

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 Beaumaris ready to check in to your hotel from 15:00. Your long stay car parking permit will be shared with you upon check-in. If you require transfers from the airport, train station or ferry port, please do contact us to make arrangements prior to travelling.

At one time Wales had over 600 castles, and today, 100 of those still stand, either in ruins or restored. One of the most impressive is Beaumaris Castle with its ‘walls within walls’ design. Take the afternoon to explore this fascinating historic town and its magnificent castle at your own leisure. Check out the local bars and restaurants in the evening.

Accommodation

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.

Accommodation

Boutique hotel accommodation

Snowdon

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.

Accommodation

Boutique hotel accommodation

Foraging, bushcraft & wild camping

Pack your bags, you’re heading inland today to begin your time in the hills and woodlands of North Wales. In the safe hands of our local expert, here you’ll learn foraging and bushcraft skills. Discover how to source delicious ingredients from the landscape around you and rediscover your inner self.

Your bushmaster guide will show you how to prepare and cook a delicious meal around an open campfire. Relax into the evening, toasting marshmallows and sharing stories with your travel-mates, before retiring to your bell tent for a cosy night under the stars.

Snowdonia National Park is one of thirteen dark sky reserves in the world, so provided it is a clear night and the moon isn’t too bright, enjoy a stunning sky far from any effects of light pollution.

Accommodation

Glamping in a comfortable bell tent

Discover Llangollen

Emerge from your cosy canvas canopy to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Feeling truly rewilded, you’ll be set to continue your discovery of Wales with a short drive to our next location: the picturesque riverside town of Llangollen.

Once you’ve checked into your stylish boutique hotel, take the afternoon to relax and explore the pretty streets of this historic Welsh town. Check out its many cafes and pubs, and its famous steam train. The River Dee runs right through the heart of the town, providing the perfect photo opportunity and a beautiful spot to enjoy some traditional fish and chips.

Optional Activity:

Alternatively, if you’re feeling more energetic, join us on a short canoe trip over the Pontcyscllte aqueduct this afternoon. Completed in 1808, the innovative engineering of the aqueduct led to it being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At over 38m high it’s the highest in the world and the view from it is spectacular – if you dare look down! It’s a truly unique way to view the surrounding countryside.

Cost: £45 pp

Accommodation

Boutique hotel accommodation

Hiking and History at Eglwyseg Mountain

Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to explore nearby Eglwyseg Mountain on a guided walk. With a dramatic limestone escarpment, several bronze-age burial mounds and many species of rare birds to spot, there’s plenty to look out for.

Buzzards, Peregrine Falcons and Merlins are all commonly sighted birds of prey, so keep your eye out for them flying overhead.

You’ll pass through the scenic valley head known locally as World’s End, and take on a section of the famous Offa’s Dyke Path, breaking for a picnic lunch with stunning views of the panorama.

Accommodation

Boutique hotel accommodation

Raft the River Dee

For your final morning of discovery, you’ll be rafting down the beautiful 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.

Accommodation

Boutique hotel accommodation

Departure Day

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

Our minibus will take you back to the tour starting location in Beaumaris to reunite you with your vehicle. Expect to leave the hotel at 11:00.

Reviews (2)

Andrea

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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Esben

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 Beaumaris, 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

FAQs

- 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.