South Snowdonia Weekend 14th-16th Feb 2020

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Aran Fawddwy


SY20 9JG

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Included in this trip is 2 nights’ accommodation, with a breakfast each morning, and the 2 guided walks.

These are the hidden gems of Snowdonia National Park. These amazing mountains are located away from the busier Northern areas and they offer a superb challenge and experience that rivals their busier neighbours.

Our first walk sees us on the wonderful, but often-overlooked, Aran Fawddy. This mountain delivers a wild adventure and an amazing walk that starts in one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales, then follows a bubbling brook below heavy cliffs till we reach the ridge and make our way to the summit. It is more than worth the effort. There is also the option of the summit of Aran Benllyn available to us. Descending around the head of the valley provides views that will be etched forever into you mind.

Our second walk is Cadair Idris. Although this is the most climbed peak away from Snowdon, it rarely seems busy or crowded and is one of the finest peaks in Snowdonia. We take a superb route that will see us enter Cwm Cau. With its steep sides carved into Cadair Idris and the main summit of the mountain standing proudly above. The beautiful Llyn Cau, a tarn that is hemmed in on 3 sides, is breath-taking. The walk will take us to the summits Craig Cau, Penygadair and Mynydd Moel. On a clear day the views show the whole of Snowdonia to the North as well as the main peaks of the Brecon Beacons many miles to the South.


Arrive at the designated location on the Friday evening where we will meet the group and give a short briefing of the weekend. The accommodation is a bunkhouse, perfectly located for our two walks. You may have to share a room with other people booked onto our event.

On the Saturday, after our breakfast, we will be heading to the summit of the wonderful Aran Fawddwy. We will take time to ensure that everyone is organised and ready before we set off on the hike. The walk is about 10 miles. It is full day of walking, but we go at a steady pace as there are many opportunities to stop and take phots and enjoy the scenery.

After breakfast on the Sunday we check out of the accommodation and then make our way to the summit of Cadair Idris. This walk is about 6 miles and we aim to finish a little earlier than on the first day. Once we have descended and triumphantly returned to our vehicles we will set off for home with great memories, stories and photographs of the weekend. A detailed itinerary of the event including timings, directions to the meeting point and further information about the event, will be sent out to all booked participants.

Training and Preparation

We will ensure that you have all the information you need, and our expert team of experienced guides will ensure your safety throughout the event. However, the more preparation you put in before the event the greater your enjoyment and chance of success.

This is a mountain. The terrain is rugged, rocky and mountainous so please arrive prepared. You will need the correct kit. Your footwear is particularly important. If you are not used to hiking or hill-walking, then the sooner that you start training the better. Your chance of success on any of our events can be greatly increased by being well prepared for the challenge ahead; mentally, physically and with the right equipment. If you have any questions, then please ask us.

Event Grading

This is not a technical hike, so the summit is within reach of any reasonably fit and determined person. However, the route is rugged and rocky, and you need to arrive prepared. This is not just a stroll up a well laid path. The added interest of starting in the dark and walking as the light begins to paint the landscape with its vibrant colours adds to the atmosphere, the adventure, and the experience. The pace is steady and there is time for breaks and photo opportunities.

Our social media channels contain photographs, videos and customer reviews from all our previous trips and are a great way to engage with us and get an idea of what to expect on the event.

We use a 5-star rating system to give you an idea of what to expect on this event. This covers any technical skills that may be required, the exposure of the event to heights or edges and the fitness level required.

Technical Rating - 2 stars

Exposure Rating - 2 stars

Fitness Required - 3 stars

Why choose SVL Adventures

We are passionate about providing amazing events and amazing customer service. From the moment you make an enquiry about an event we will provide you with all the information and support that you need so that you can be confident in making your decision to book with us. We believe our past customers are the best judge of what we do, so please look at the reviews and comments we have received on our Facebook page form our many satisfied customers. We are the selected provider for many events for charities and corporate clients and have provided many bespoke private events such as the National 3 Peaks Challenge, The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge and Sunrise Challenges.

Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to alter certain elements of our events if this is necessary due to factors outside of our control, such as the weather. This allows us to put your safety and satisfaction as a priority. For example, it may provide a safer and more enjoyable experience if we decide to take a different route that will give us more shelter from any wind and rain that has been forecast. These decisions can only be made dynamically on the event. It is very rare for us to cancel an event, and this is only done if extreme weather conditions mean that it would be unsafe and unwise for us to continue. If an event is cancelled, then it will be rescheduled where possible, or a refund will be issued, although we cannot be responsible for other costs that you may have incurred.

Safety & Insurance

Safety will always be our number one priority. We take that responsibility very seriously and we have a continuous development approach to our own skills. All the guides that we employ on our events are experienced and qualified Mountain Leaders with up to date remote first aid qualifications. We occasionally also use assistants, who may not be fully qualified, but who are experienced and working towards gaining their qualifications. They will always be under the supervision and guidance of an experienced leader. We are fully insured through John Ansell and partners under the British Activity Holiday Insurance Services Scheme. We take every care to ensure that all our participants are safe and well looked after, but there is also an individual responsibility on the participant to listen and act upon any advice given by our leaders or assistants, to be aware of their own safety, and to act in a manner that is fitting of the outdoor environment that we are operating in. Any participant who does not adhere to instructions or guidance from any of our leaders may be putting themselves and the rest of our group at risk and as such will no longer be considered as part of our group and may be asked to leave. We will not be responsible for their safety from that point onwards.


The impact that we all have on the environment can be substantial. We work hard to keep our impact to a minimum; our processes and back office systems, our travel plans, our time in the outdoors planning the events, and the events themselves. We expect our participants to adhere to the simple guideline that we leave nothing behind. Anything that is carried on an event is taken back with us. No material, rubbish or items of any kind will be left behind, this includes banana skins, apple cores or any other matter. Noise should be kept at an acceptable level for the time of day and location. Leave only footprints, take only photographs and memories.


We are sometimes able to allow dogs onto our walks. However, if you wish to bring your dog with you on an event, then you must let us know beforehand. Failure to do so might mean that you will be unable to take part in the event as the event or route may not be suitable for dogs.

Dogs must always be kept on a short lead and must always be under control and well behaved and you must take responsibility for your dog.

Some of the accommodation we use for our longer events do not allow dogs, so we may need to find alternative accommodation, and this may affect the price of your place on the event.

Photographs and Video

We encourage people to take photographs and video of the event. We may also take photographs and video of the event and this may sometimes include images of the people on the event. We reserve the right to use any photographs or video footage from the event, taken either by our team or by participants on the event, on our social media channels. If you do not want to be on any photographs or video, then please make us aware of this. All photographs and video remain the property of the person who took them and credit will be given to the photographer. When you post a photo or video from the event mention should be made of SVL Adventures as the organiser and as the provider of the leadership and management on the event.

Any articles in press or online

If any of our events are a feature of any promotion, marketing, press releases, statements newsletters or any other similar writings, either in print or online, on public or corporate channels, then credit and mention of SVL Adventures as the organiser and as the provider of the leadership and management on the event must be included.

Intellectual Property

We spend a great deal of time, money and energy designing and developing our events. This includes route planning, checking the routes, having various options on each route, completing risk assessments and assessing accommodation. All this work produces material which is the intellectual property of SVL Adventures and cannot be reproduced.


It is the participants responsibility to ensure that any equipment that is borrowed is returned in full working and serviceable order at the end of the event. Any unreturned items or damaged items will be invoiced at the full replacement cost.

For more information please email info@svladventures.com

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