Covid-19 - getting back outdoors
All of our groups are now able to offer events. In England and Wales, up to 30 people (including the organiser) may attend each event. In Scotland a maximum of 15 people, from a maximum of 5 households may attend.
Groups may choose to implement a booking system for their events, or revert to the standard "attendance" system. Everyone attending an event will be required to provide their name and contact details to the event contact for Track and Trace purposes.
Local restrictions may affect any events at short notice, please be aware that some last minute cancellations may be neccessary. Registering your attendance on an event, and ensuring that your profile is set to allow general messages from GOC, will ensure you can be informed of any last minute changes.
We have booked exclusive use of a private bunk house at this spectacular location in the heart of the national park on the South west slopes of Snowdon. We have the entire accommodation of 20 places in 5 bedrooms. Early booking is recommended it you want to reserve a place. Booking is easy using the booking option on this page of the website. The cost is £58 for the two nights (or £60 each for the twin room).
Arrive on the Friday evening for an informal meal either self catering at the pub which is 1/4 mile away:
'Family-run real ale pub with a cosy restaurant and open kitchen serving a hearty gastro-pub menu'
There will be a longish walk on the Saturday, and we plan to eat together that evening at a communal meal (provided we can find volunteers for cooking, otherwise £4 will be refunded to you. Please contact Brian if you can help organise the meal). A shorter walk will be arranged for the Sunday allowing a finish by mid-afternoon for those who have to travel.
You will need to supply your own food for breakfast & lunch and your Friday evening meal, if you are not eating at the pub. There is cooking equipment in the hostel, but you will need to bring your own towels and sleeping bag as the beds only have pillows and mattresses. The hostel is well fitted out with showers etc.
The village of Beddgelert is about 3.5 miles away and the nearest railway station is at Betwys-y-coed
People intending to take part in this event should read GOC's document Safety in the Hills.