Hillwalking Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) Weekend, for Adult Scout Members (+ Permit Assessment Option)

Between: 26th January 2024 - 28th January 2024 Location: Snowdonia National Park Sections: Adult Volunteer

This trip is to Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) over the weekend of 26th to 28th January 2024

The hill walking weekends are friendly and social, run by experienced and qualified Scouters, including members of the GLMW Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) scheme team.

New to hillwalking or looking to gain a permit, this weekend is designed to cater for all comers with a basic level of fitness.

This trip will include a normal hillwalking group/s.  We will also have a limited number of places available for those wishing to gain or renew a hillwalking permit. To register an interest in future permit assessment opportunities contact us on the form at the bottom of the page.  Click here for more information on assessments.

Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) is a delightfully varied landscape of river gorges, waterfalls, green valleys and volcanic rock over 823 square miles in North Wales.  Formed by volcanic and glacial activity, leaving dramatic U-shaped valleys and the corries (or ‘cwms’). Containing Iron Age settlements, its industrial heritage is most famously known for mining slate, but copper and gold too.

Is this for me?

Absolutely!  All you need is a basic level of fitness and hiking boots.
Unsure of your fitness? Contact us using the form further down the page.

This trip is ideal for those who may want a skills refresher, to learn something new, are a seasoned pro, or just want to experience a nice weekend with good company in the British hills.

For those who are keen to gain or practice map, compass and other skills. We offer skills coaching from basic to advanced to enable you to gain the skills required for the UK hills, used locally to your Scout hut and should you wish, help you to prepare for assessment to gain a hillwalking Terrain 1 or 2 permit.  The weekend can also be used for testing your current skills, enabling you to build an experience of quality mountain days for your logbook.

Attendees from new leaders, young leaders (18+), and the more experienced also committee members are all very welcome!

Key details are as follows:

  • Date: 26th to 28th Jan 2024
  • Location: North Wales, Eryri National Park (Snowdonia)
  • Cost: £55 – Payment details will be sent to you once booked.
    This covers accommodation, most of the weekend’s food and other items specifically supplied by the hill walking team but not transport costs.
    Click here for more information on the hill walking weekends.
  • Open to Adults (18 and over):
    • Involved in any Scouting role in GLMW
      (outside of GLMW, contact us using the form down page first before booking please)
    • That are members of the Scout Network
  • Accommodation: Bunkhouse
  • Transport: Car sharing is the standard option, helping to reduce the overall cost and environmental impact.  We liaise with people who have signed up to organise this. But should you wish to arrange another mode of transport for yourself, that is fine too!
  • Food: Communal catering on Saturday & Sunday, self-catering on Friday.
  • OS Map: OS Explorer
    Paper Map: TBC OL17/18 (TBC)
    Laminated: TBC OL17/18(TBC)

What do I need to bring?

  • Details will be provided once you have booked your place.
    An example kit list can be found here.

How do I book a place?

Not a GLMW Scout County Member?
Depending on resources and the number of GLMW members planning to attend.  We are happy to accept a limited number of fellow Adult Scouters outside the county.  If you would like to join us, please first contact us using the ‘contact us’ form below for confirmation of non-GLMW member availability.

Once booked, further details including payment details and a kit list will be emailed to you once your booking has been processed by the team.

Have a question?

Contact us using the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hill Walking Contact

Snowdonia National Park

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Between: 26th January 2024 - 28th January 2024 Location: Snowdonia National Park Cost: £55.00
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