Mountain Walking

Plas Gwynant is set at the foot of Snowdon in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and as such the options for hill walking and mountain scrambling are endless. The staff here are all highly qualified and experienced and will make sure each group gets the best mountain experience possible, frequently mountain walking is seen as the highlight of week by our groups.

While some groups prefer relatively gentle mountain walks, others are keen to test themselves on some of the area’s more rugged and rocky scrambles. Snowdonia’s mountains are a truly magnificent asset, and at Plas Gwynant you are ideally placed to take full advantage.

Mountain walking gives young people a real sense of achievement, knowing they have accomplished a real personal challenge through their efforts and determination.  It places young people in a unique wilderness environment that often fills them with a sense of awe and wonder.  We feel that mountain walking in Snowdonia is so special and beneficial to young people that we encourage all our groups to have a full day out in the mountains.

We take Primary school groups on a mountain adventure day that includes climbing a peak, rock scrambling, walking in streams, exploring small underground mines and gaining a sense of achievement whilst enjoying the day.

Mountain walking can be directly linked to GCSE, A Level and BTEC curriculums in both PE and Outdoor Adventurous Activities modules.  We can support the Duke of Edinburgh and The International Duke of Edinburgh scheme by training groups for their Silver and Gold expeditions.