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Hiking Trail

Experience the dramatic and magical southern Snowdonia, here at The Old Vicarage B&B

4 Day - Experience Southern Eryri

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 £345 per person

3 days of private guided hiking, 3 nights bed, breakfast, 5* luxury Guest House, The Old Vicarage. 

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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.




  • Check-in from 4pm (If you wish, you may drop your bags off earlier and have a self guided hike on 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/cake 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

  • 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 some homemade cake in the lounge


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

  • 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)

  • Packed lunches are available at £15 per head or at a negotiated rate if booking in bulk for large bookings



  • Max. 8

  • 3 nights, bed & breakfast

  • 3 days of guided hikes

from £345 per person

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

Balance is due on booking, which is fully refundable up to 14 days before check-in.  Subject to availability T&Cs still apply.

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