If you’re looking for a unique Snowdon adventure then join us high in the Snowdonia mountains for a remote wild camping experience. Spend two days (and a night!) on Snowdon exploring the quieter side of the mountain learning outdoor skills along the way.

On day one you’ll meet your qualified and experienced guide at the foot of the mountain. You’ll have the chance to talk about your kit and discuss what’s going to happen over the next 24 hours. You’ll then set off at a gentle pace to climb to the summit of Snowdon. In the afternoon you’ll descend into a quiet cwm (valley) where you’ll set up your tents for the evening and start on dinner. You’ll then be able to relax in the evening and watch the sunset.

The next morning following sunrise and breakfast it’s time to pack up your tent and walk off the mountain and back to civilisation.

Whether you’re a family looking for something a bit different to do one weekend or perhaps you’re working towards an outdoor qualification, our wild camping adventure is suitable for all and no previous hill walking or camping experience is required.

You can join one of our public wild camping adventures throughout the year or if there’s three or more of you in your party you can pick your own date. Book online using the live availability checker or contact us to find out more.

Still have questions? Scroll down for our FAQs.

Pick your own date

    If there's three or more of you in your group we can add a course on a date that suits you. We'll then advertise this new date on our website for others to join or if you'd like one of our instructors to run a private course just for you, please contact us.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We keep our wild camping groups purposely small to help blend into the mountain. Groups are never normally more than six people however we often have fewer on our adventures so you’re guaranteed the attention of our guides.

    Yes definitely! This a great adventure for children as young as 10. They’ll love the experience of camping out in the mountains with the added excitement of climbing Snowdon. Please note children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times.

    Wild camping high up in the Snowdonia mountains is tolerated as long as you follow a few golden rules. Always camp away from the main paths, setup camp late in the evening and leave early in the morning and take everything away with you. These ideals are a key part of our wild camping adventures.

    This is all part of the wild camping experience! Your guide will talk to you about how best to go to the toilet in the outdoors.

    You’ll need outdoor kit for a weekend in the hills whatever the weather! But also remember you’re going to have to carry everything so don’t go mad.

    Remember to bring enough food and drink with you to last the weekend.

    There’s a full kit list below. Please have a look at the weather before setting off and dress accordingly. Better to have an extra fleece and woolly hat in your bag just in case. Remember we’ll be outdoors all weekend in all weathers so be sure to have the right gear. If it’s looking wet then keeping spares clothes to change into in your car is also a good idea.

    • Comfortable hill walking clothing – personal base layers and trousers (not jeans)
    • Waterproof jacket with hood
    • Waterproof trousers (separate to your walking trousers)
    • Spare warm/fleece jacket
    • Walking boots or walking trainers
    • Comfortable walking socks
    • Warm hat and gloves or sun hat and sun screen (weather dependent)
    • Vacuum flask for hot drink and/or re-usable water bottle
    • Personal first aid kit and personal medication
    • Expedition rucksack – approx. 40-60 litres
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Cutlery and crockery
    • Food and drink (see below)
    • Head torch*
    • 1 or 2 person lightweight tent*
    • Sleeping mat*
    • Camping stove*

    *We can lend you these items if required – please get in touch in advance to request this.

     

    As everyone has different food tastes we’ve found it’s easier to let people bring their own food and drink on your wild camp adventure. 

    For day one you should have a good breakfast before meeting your guide in the morning and bring a packed lunch along with you to eat on the hill. In the evening you’ll cook at your camp. We recommend ready-to-eat meal packs such as those sold by Wayfarer or Trekmates. These pre-cooked meals simply need heating up and can be eaten straight out of the bag. Choose something you think you’ll like and a dessert too!

    For day two you can make another hot meal, simply boil water for an instant porridge or just eat breakfast bars.

    You will also need to bring drinks for your adventure. A warm flask for tea, coffee or chocolate is useful. Remember tea bags and whatever else you think you’ll need.

    Don’t worry if you’re not sure about how to cook – your guide will be on hand to help.

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