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T2W3 Snowdonia Trip

Event from Mountaineering and Hiking

Fri 28 Jan 2022 17:30 - Sun 30 Jan 2022 20:00
28/01/2022, 17:30 - 30/01/2022, 20:00

Friday 28 January 2022, 5.30PM - Sunday 30 January 2022, 8.00PM


When Is It?

Friday 28th January to Sunday 30th January, the end of Week 3.

The cars will be leaving the Sports Hub Car Park at 6:00pm, so everyone needs to be at the Sports Hub Car Park by 5:30pm. This will allow us to ensure everyone is accounted for and to do equipment checks. We will leave Snowdonia on Sunday at around 4pm to allow us to return to campus by 8pm.

Where are we going?

The Yr Hafod Scout hut in the Ogwen Valley, located close to the base of Y Garn.  This is a great spot with lots of Snowdonia easily accessible.

What are we doing?

Sat right in the Ogwen, the bunkhouse gives us prime access to the Glyder range, as well as the Carneddau, with other options a short car journey away. We'll be running hikes for all abilities, giving you ample opportunity to explore Snodonia. Once we leave campus there will be a stop for dinner at a service station/ before reaching the bunkhouse. There will then be time in the evening to unpack and the walk leaders will pitch their Saturday walk options so you can choose which walk to do the following day. After returning from the Saturday walks we will cook a group dinner and there will be time to socialise and select walks for Sunday. Before setting off for the Sunday walks, we will pack up and clean the bunkhouse together. 

How much is it?

£55 for members and £20 for anyone driving a personal vehicle (this has unfortunately gone up slightly to make these trips more sustainable with high fuel prices but still a good discount). This includes transport, accommodation, a basic breakfast and tea/coffee on both mornings, and an evening meal on Saturday. Tickets will be purchased after sign-up via the SU website. Please do not buy a ticket unless I have emailed you and told you to.

We require membership for this trip so if you'd like to come along do make sure you've got that.

What do I need?

You don't need any previous experience, but you do need the correct equipment. A list of essential equipment can be found on our website here. As an absolute minimum for walking, you must have a daysack (to carry your belongings and water while you walk), a full set of waterproofs, and walking boots with ankle support. Without walking boots you will not be allowed to come on the trip. In addition, it is getting colder so I would seriously recommend bringing additional warm layers and accessories such as warm gloves, hats, and scarves/buffs. This late in the season, snow is quite likely. Please also bring a face covering to wear in the car. As this is a weekend trip and we are staying in a basic bunkhouse, you will also need a sleeping bag, casual clothes, and personal items/toiletries.

Food for basic breakfasts and an evening meal are included with your ticket. However you will need to bring your own lunches for each day, along with some snacks. There will not be an option to stop and buy food during the day, but there may be the opportunity to visit service stations, pubs, or cafes in the evening, for which you will need to bring money if you wish. You must also have 1.5l of water with you each day.

The club has a limited supply of waterproofs, sleeping bags, rucksacks, etc, which may be borrowed. If you need to borrow any kit or want any equipment advice, please get in touch with our gear master Ailish as soon as possible at

As we are traveling in personal cars, space will be limited so please do not bring excessive amounts of bags and pack sensibly, otherwise the journey will become very cramped.

What about COVID?

In order to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak as a result of our trip, we have decided to ask everyone who comes on the trip to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test. Tests are available in the Junction building on campus, and you’ll need to have proof of a negative test result before we depart. Further information will be sent out to people who get a place on the trip.


Finally as this is a larger trip we're going to need more people willing to drive in order to pull it off. As mentioned, anyone that drives a personal vehicle on the trip will only have to pay a ticket price of £20 plus you'll be reimbursed for any fuel you use up on the trip. The other bonus is that you will have access to an early sign up link reserved otherwise for walk leaders. So no rush to the sign up on Wednesday morning.

If anyone has their own vehicle and is keen to drive for us on this trip drop me a message at and I can answer any questions you might have and send you the early sign up link when I have it.

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