North Wales weekend

During these weekends, experienced leaders will accompany all groups. No previous experience of any activity is necessary. All activities will be tailored to suit the capabilities of participants, and it is hoped that even experienced people will find new challenges to be enjoyed. Planned activities include climbing and mountain walking. Other options may include kite-flying and mountain-biking, (to be decided during the weekend). The donation for the weekend includes accommodation, travel, meals (except those purchased on the journeys) and all activities except cycle hire (see note 7 below).

1. The address of the accommodation in North Wales is

Hertfordshire Snowdonia Centre
The Old Coach House
Hafod y Llan
Gwynedd LL55 4NL

Beddgelert (01766) 890369

The Centre is equipped with bunk beds in dormitories, sleeping up to twelve people in a room. Pillows and pillowcases are provided, but you should bring your own sleeping bag. There are no resident staff at the Centre. One of our staff will cook for the entire group, but everybody will be invited to contribute to the communal house-keeping chores (mainly washing up, and cleaning the house before our departure)

2. Smoking is not permitted in the Centre.

3. The group will leave from the Adventure Club base in Higgins Walk, Stevenage. SG1 4YP (see location map) at 6.00pm on Friday evening. You should be at our base by 5.15pm so that your luggage can be loaded onto the minibus roof-rack. Cars may be parked for the weekend at our base in Stevenage. Click here for location map

4. We plan to arrive back in Stevenage at about 9pm on Sunday evening.

5. The minibus will stop en route on both Friday and Sunday evening so that individuals may purchase meals.

6. Basic equipment recommended for your safety and comfort:

Waterproof jacket and trousers*
Sleeping bag
Walking boots
Torch and spare batteries
Woollen socks
Warm trousers (not jeans)
Swimming costume
Warm sweater
Trainers or indoor footwear
Anorak or windproof jacket
Soap, toothbrush, etc.
Tea towel
Unbreakable container for drinks
A few plasters
Camera (optional)
Woollen hat and mittens
Plus a complete change of clothes

*Waterproofs and day-sacks are available at the Centre in Wales.

7. Members may choose to go cycling during the weekend. There are extra costs for this activity, which must be paid directly to the cycle hire shop in Wales. (The most recent level of cost was about 8.00 per session for bikes.)