Snowdon Ranger Hostel 2019

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Nov 15

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Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, is the highest mountain in Wales and the highest British mountain south of the Scottish Highlands. It lies at an altitude of 1,085 metres.

Snowdon has six ridges: these are steep and rocky to the north and east, shallower and grassy, but more remote to the south and west. There are many cwms formed by glaciation in the ice age, some filled with tarns (meltwater lakes).

Snowdon offers some of the most extensive views in the British Isles; on exceptionally clear days, Ireland, (the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), Scotland, England, and the Isle of Man, as well as Wales are all visible. In total that's 24 counties, 29 lakes and 17 islands! It is also possible to view Beetham Tower in Manchester and the mountains of the Peak District (Shining Tor) & South Pennines (Winter Hill) that surround the city from here.

The view between Snowdon and Merrick (southern Scotland) is the longest theoretical line of sight in the British Isles at 232 km. Put simply: it has to be seen to be believed.

The Ranger Hostel is at the foot of the Ranger Path, which approaches Snowdon from the west. We'll be able to head straight from the hostel up to the summit.

We'll have two walk groups, both led by experienced ODL mountain leaders.

One group will head off with more experienced hikers, and the other is especially designed for beginners or anyone less familiar with hiking up mountains. The beginner group will head up at a more steady pace, so that no one feels at all rushed, and so it's ideal for anyone who's got the ambition to hike mountains, but is put off by the idea of having to hike faster than they would feel comfortable with. 

Dogs: There is space for four dogs to be booked onto the event at an additional cost of £30. Call the office on 0161 420 0001 to book this. 


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