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Book your stay here at The Old Vicarage and add a guided hiking option

Day Hike Bolt-on

Benefit from the expertise and local knowledge offered by our good friends and certified mountain leaders, Ar y Trywydd & WeSwimRun. These luxury bolt-ons are for a private guide, one of the best in the area, so whether you want the 1:1 experience or a private guide for your party, these bolt-ons are exclusively for you. 

The Old Vicarage B&B has been awarded the Visit Wales Welcome Award for Hikers.

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Meet your Guides


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.


Mike is a qualified NOWCA Level 2 Open Water Coach & Open Water Lifeguard and MT Mountain Leader and rock climbing instructor (amongst other things)​. He has competed in both male and mixed category swimrun across Europe including the OtillO World Series. Mike has also climbed many significant peaks in Europe, Russia, Alaska, Africa and Bolivia, kayaked across the Irish Sea, and competed in World Series multi-day Adventure Races.  Mike wrote the Natural Resources Wales Wild Swimming code and regularly writes for a column in Outdoor Swimmers magazine

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These are bolt-ons to your stay at The Old Vicarage, and are subject to guide availability.


Your guide will speak to you before your trip to find out about any requirements you have, to ensure your experience is tailored just for you e.g. fitness levels in your party, whether you are looking for a particular route or even a surprise marriage proposal! ...between you and your partner...Our guides are already happily married ;-)  Therefore with any booking you are giving us permission to pass on your details to your guide for the purposes of curating your trip. 

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We recommend choosing Southern Snowdonia as it's the quieter area of the national park and is in easy reach of The Old Vicarage, which also reduces the carbon impact of the travel to the meeting sites.

Cader Idris is just behind The Old Vicarage, so is reachable in 10 minutes, for the others it's between 20-40 minutes drive

Recommended for guests staying with us for longer periods, wishing to explore further afield.

Journey times to meeting spots is 45 mins to 1 hr 20

£140-£320 which can be 1-8 people. Contact us to get a quote.

Package payment is non-refundable if cancelled within 4 weeks of booking. 

Transport to and from meeting points not included therefore having your own car is recommended, however in some occasions your guide may be able to offer transport.

Subject to availability, T&Cs apply. Accommodation booking at The Old Vicarage required.

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)

  • Accommodation booking at The Old Vicarage.

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