Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales at 1,085m and the highest point in the British Isles (excluding Scotland). Climbing Snowdon is on the bucket list of many hiking enthusiasts and we'll be taking on the challenge to raise funds for Beaumont Hospital from Fri 27th to Sunday 29th April.
Friday 27 Apr / DEPART DUBLIN FOR OLD COLWYN BAY
On day one we will leave Dublin Port for Holyhead, times vary depending on ferry schedule, but we normally depart Dublin at 08.15hrs, travel time on the sea is approximately 3hrs 15min. Once we reach Holyhead, we drive 50 mins. approx down through north Wales to the lively town of Old Colwyn Bay and our base which will be in The Marine Hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the coastal town of Llandudno, one of Britain’s finest Victorian seaside resorts, and walk around the Great Orme peninsula for fascinating views of mountains over the ocean. We will explore the world’s only publicly open Bronze Age copper mine, first mined over 3,500 years ago and visit one of the finest examples of fortress architecture in the world at the walled town of Conwy. Conwy castle, with 22 towers and nearly a mile of battlements wall, was built by Edward the 1st in 1283 during the conquest of Wales.
Distance: 10 km/6 miles, Ascent: 207 m/620 ft
Saturday 28 Apr / MOUNT SNOWDON
Today our adventure takes us to the highest mountain in Wales: Snowdon. Via the Pyg Track, an old mining trail, that leads to the summit at 1085 metres. On our descent you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Welsh mountains, finishing in the beautiful town of Llanberis. Summiting Snowdon is not hard but you would need to have a reasonable level of fitness. Up and down should take 6 to 7 hours to comeplete.
Distance: 11.5 km/7 miles, Ascent: 735 m/2205 ft
Sunday 29 Apr / A RELAXING MORNING
On our final day we will have a relaxing morning over a Welsh breakfast, followed by a visit to Conwy Castle. Which was constructed by King Edward the 1st between 1283 and 1289 and was designed to watch over the walled town of Conwy. In the early afternoon we will take the ferry back to Dublin, arriving at Dublin Port at approximately 17.15 hours.
Costs €475 to include: