Summer in the Nantlle Valley Camping Weekend

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Jul 23

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Mountain days so this will not be a saunter!

We'll be staying at a peaceful and isolated campsite in the heart of the Nantlle valley, overlooked by Mynydd Mawr (known to locals as elephant mountain) and the Nantlle Ridge. It is a working farm and offers a modern service block with toilets and free showers, plus fridge/freezer, cooking and washing up facilities and a coin operated laundry.

On Friday evening after dinner, we will gather around the campfire for a couple of drinks and a chance to meet and get to know one another.

On Saturday we plan to walk the spectacular Nantlle Ridge, which affords excellent views of Snowdon, Anglesey, the Menai Strait, Caernarfon and the northern Llyn peninsula. The ridge crosses the 6 summits of Y Garn, Mynydd Drws-y-Coed, Trum y Ddysgyl, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd, Craig Cwm Silyn and Garnedd Goch and has a total height gain of nearly 1,000 metres. There is a steep ascent to get up onto the ridge, a little bit of scrambling is required in places and you will need a head for heights!!

If you prefer more leisurely pursuits, you could catch the Welsh Highland Railway from Rhyd Ddu to either Caernarfon, where you could explore the ancient castle, or Porthmadog with its harbour and craft shops.

Saturday evening will likely be spent socialising around the camp fire, if you still have the energy...

On Sunday we have a few options, these include a visit to Pant Du vineyard and orchard, where there is a shop selling their wines and ciders, along with a cafe selling local produce. We could also visit Dinas Dinlle where we could explore the remains of an old hill fort which looks out to sea, and maybe go for a paddle on the beach. I would also be happy to lead a short coastal drive from Dinas Dinlle to Caernarfon, along an area called the Foryd, before we say our final goodbyes.


Photos: All photos are the property of OutdoorLads, except for the 2 mountain views which are copyright Jeffrey Buck (event leader) and used with permission. 


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Nantlle Ridge
Nantlle Valley
Nantlle Ridge
Nantlle Valley


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