Ogwen Valley Weekend

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Mar 22

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We will try to offer a variety of walks if leaders are available, but the terrain nearby is steep and mountainous.

This is the YHA's second oldest hostel, and its oldest in Wales. Located just off the A5 in the stunning Ogwen Valley, it is the perfect place to explore the mountains of the northern Snowdonia without having to get back in the car - we literally hit the footpaths right from the front door of the hostel. Tryfan, The Gldyrau, Devil's Kitchen, Pen yr Ole Wen and many more peaks are all within easy reach of this hostel.

The majority of walks available in this location are on moutainous terrain, but depending on leader availability we may also be able to offer something at a lower level. In addition, there is plenty to see and do by car - we ideally placed for checking out the villages, castles and attractions of northern Snowdonia.

On the Sunday there will the option to do a shorter walk and have a pub lunch a short drive away.


In addition to the walks on offer to all attendees we will also be providing mountain navigation & leadership training with a qualified UK Mountain Leader. This may interest you if you'd like to become an OutdoorLads walk leader, or if you're an existing leader wanting to increase your skills. Places are limited and to book one please sign up here. When the course fills up, please add yourself to the wait list, there will be other courses throughout 2019.

The Ogwen Valley provides the perfect setting for advancing your navigation skills. During this fast-track mountain nav course we will cover: weather, wild walk planning, group leadership and night navigation. We will try to work with you, developing outcomes that will help you lead more fluidly and more confidently - whether you are currently one of our leaders or not, this free course should help give you a firmer grasp on mountain leadership.

Please note that the navigation training is limited to 8 people and it starts at 8pm on Friday night and finishes at 1pm on Sunday (but fear not, we won't be missing any of the social time throughout the weekend, in and around the hostel)



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