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Hiking Trail

Experience the dramatic and magical southern Snowdonia

3 Day - Experience Southern Eryri

Exclusive to The Old Vicarage B&B

The shorter of our private guided hiking holidays, perfect for a quick getaway with friends. 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.    The Old Vicarage has been awarded the Visit Wales Welcome Award for Hikers.

from £250 per person

2 days of private guided hiking, 2 nights bed, breakfast, at 5* luxury Guest House, The Old Vicarage. (1-8 people)

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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.

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  • Check-in from 4pm (If you wish to maximise the day, you may drop your bags off early and head out on one of our local trails, OS maps available on reception. )


​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.

  • 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.


​A range of options to suit all skill levels, as a group, Gwyds will help you choose from Arennig, the tougher mountains of Rhinogau or an easier trip up Diffwys.

  • Breakfast at 7:30

  • 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 1, Max. 8

  • 2 nights, bed & breakfast

  • 2 days of guided hikes

From £250 per person

Please add a note to your enquiry if you'd like lunches included in your package

Balance is due at point of booking and is fully refundable up to 14 days before check-in date. Subject to availability T&Cs still apply.

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