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Experience the dramatic and magical southern Snowdonia

3 Day - Experience Southern Eryri

Exclusive to The Old Vicarage

Benefit from the expertise and local knowledge offered by our good friends and certified mountain leaders, Ar y Trywydd. Experience lesser known trails, avoid the tourist crowds, capture breathtaking photographs and learn the history and folklore of these awe-inspiring mountains. 

from £390 per person

3 days of guided hiking, 3 nights bed, bubbly on arrival, breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas at 4* luxury Guest House, The Old Vicarage. (minimum 4 people)


Meet your Guide

Your guide, Gwydion (Gwyds), has over 25 years experience working as an Outdoor activity instructor, 10 years experience in developing outdoor mountaineering and orienteering activities in Snowdonia and is a fully certified Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing instructor.




  • Check-in from 4pm

  • Welcome glass of champagne or orange juice


​At 893 m (2,930 ft), Cader (or Cadair) Idris is the highest mountain in southern Snowdonia and is situated behind The Old Vicarage.

  • Meet Gwydion at Breakfast (9:00am), and discuss the upcoming day.

  • Collect packed lunch

  • Travel to Cader Idris (Dol Idris, Minffordd Car Park)

  • Hike the Minffordd path to summit, descend via Mynydd Moel/Moelfryn

  • Return to The Old Vicarage for afternoon tea/coffee and discuss plans for Day 2/3 with your guide.


​Arenig Fawr is the highest member of the Arenig range near Bala

  • Sit down for breakfast at 7:30

  • Collect packed lunch

  • Depart at 8:30 and meet at mountain/pre arranged meeting point 

  • Hike Aran or Arennig 

  • Discuss options for tomorrow and agree meeting point and times

  • Return for afternoon tea


​The Rhinogau are popular with hillwalkers looking for a more isolated, wilder walking experience and are just north of Dolgellau

  • Breakfast at 7:30

  • Collect packed lunch

  • Check-out and leave bags securely at The Old Vicarage

  • Meet at mountain/pre arranged meeting point

  • Hike Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach or Diffwys

  • Return to The Old Vicarage to collect bags. 


(Option to stay a further night at a reduced rate - please enquire when booking)

What will I need?

  • Your own car to get to meeting points - we can arrange shuttles for extra cost, please enquire when booking

  • A moderate level of fitness, these are mountains, not hills.

  • Good/suitable walking shoes/boots

  • Suitable clothing (not jeans) – layers work best

    • Warm layer – fleece jacket(s)

    • Suitable trousers

    • Hat and gloves

    • Spare warm layer to be carried

    • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Rucksack (min 25l)

  • Cost of evening meals is not included in price (we can pre-book these, and taxis, for you)



  • Minimum group size is 4, Max. 9

  • 3 nights, bed & breakfast, with lunches, afternoon teas and champagne welcome drink


e.g. Arrive Monday, check-out Thursday

£390 per person, based on two sharing

(single occupancy £600)


e.g. Arrive Thursday, check-out Sunday

£490 per person, based on two sharing

(single occupancy £670)

Booking will require a non-refundable deposit of £140 per person, plus an additional £70 per person which is refundable up to 7 days before check-in date. Payable within 48hours of booking. Subject to availability T&Cs still apply.

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