Cadair Idris Hostel Weekend
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A hostel weekend based at the foot of Cadair Idris, a popular mountain in the south of Snowdonia National Park near Dolgellau. The location is ideally suited for mountain biking, road cycling, fell running and walking.
Cader Idris means 'Idris's Chair'. Idris is usually taken to be the name of a giant or, alternatively, it may refer to Idris ap Gwyddno, a 7th-century prince of Meirionnydd who won a battle against the Irish on the mountain.
Initial activity plans include a walking option on the Saturday up Cadair Idris if the weather is favourable. If the weather decides not to be nice, there will be a lowland walk towards Fairbourne, maybe with the inclusion of a steam train and cake.
On the Sunday, rather than head home straight away, there will likely to be a short cycle and/or walk over the famous Barmouth Viaduct for a pub lunch. Barmouth Viaduct is a Grade II listed single-track wooden railway viaduct across the estuary of the Afon Mawddach. It is 820 metres long and carries the Cambrian Line. It is the longest timber viaduct in Wales and one of the oldest in regular use in Britain, opened in 1867
Four-legged friends: Unfortunately this event is not suitable for dogs.
Photos: All photos by W Allaway and used with full permission by OutdoorLads.
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What to bring
We will be walking in a hilly environment, where the weather is changeable, so please come prepared.
Please ensure you have adequate layers to keep warm and waterproofs to keep you dry. Although the paths are mostly are well-trodden and maintained, many cross fields and through forests and it may be a little wet and muddy underfoot, so you'll need decent boots and perhaps also gaiters.
Please review the information provided on the My First Walk Event page on the ODL website for more information on walking kit.
Note that this is only a guide and you will need to consider the weather forecast at the time.
Don't forget to bring a towel! Bedding is provided, many like to bring their own pillow as the ones supplied can be a little flat.
Food & drink
Friday night buffet: Please bring one item for the buffet that can be shared easily. Don't go overboard! Just enough for a couple of people to share - and please think imaginatively! If you are unsure what others are thinking of bringing, then please use the comments section of the event page below.
Saturday breakfast: Included in the event cost.
Saturday lunch: Bring a packed lunch, snacks and drinks for the day walk.
Saturday dinner: Included in the event cost. Once I know of any specific dietary requirements, I'll plan something suitable that we can all share. I'm a carnivore.
Sunday breakfast: Included in the event cost.
Tea & coffee: Included throughout the weekend.
Other drinks: Please bring your own tipples.
Please note there are no shops of any consequence nearby.