Walks and other events in Snowdonia

(Image: Plas Tirion, the Natural Building Centre)

The Society runs a programme of walks and other events throughout the year, with walks to suit all interests and ability ranges. See our latest programme below, or download your own copy.

Members can attend Society events at a reduced rate, but non-members are also welcome. Why not join the Society or contact us to sign up to our e-newsletter and we will keep you posted? 

We invite a suggested donation of £2 for members and £5 for non-members for attendance on all events unless otherwise specified.

For full event details or to book a place contact the office (Monday - Thursday) on 01286 685498 or info@snowdonia-society.org.uk

See Volunteer Workdays for opportunities to volunteer.


Mon 21st April Family Bee Day, Tŷ Hyll 10am-4pm. Admission free.

Tues 29 April, 2pm - Join us on a visit to the Natural Building Centre at Plas Tirion, Llanrwst, as featured in our Spring 2013 magazine, to see how traditional building materials are being used in the on-going restoration of this C16th house.

Mon 5th  May - Pollinator Friendly Garden Day - 'Plant a Nectar Bank', Tŷ Hyll 1pm-4pm. Admission free.

Sat 31 May, (date now confirmed) - Blooming Wild  
A wildflower and wildlife walk through Coed y Bleiddiau, Tan y Bwlch, with part of the route by steam train. Booking essential.

Sat 31st May - Family Bee Day, Tŷ Hyll 10am-4pm. Admission free.

Sat 21st June - Into the Dawn  Celebrate the summer solstice with an all night full traverse of the Carneddau led by Alun Pugh. Lots of uphill, so good level of fitness required. M £12; N-M £18 including bus pick-up. Early booking essential. (Bilingual leader)

Sat 21 & Sun 22 June - Dry Stone Walling Training, Pensychnant. Cost tbc.

Sun 22nd June - Family Bee Day, Tŷ Hyll 10am-4pm

Mon 30th June Pollinator Friendly Garden Day, Tŷ Hyll - 'Trees and Shrubs for Bees'  1pm-4pm 

Mon 14th July Pollinator Friendly Garden Day, Tŷ Hyll - 'Build a Bee Hotel' 1pm-4pm. Admission free.

Tues 15 July - The Geology of Snowdon
Open your eyes to Snowdon's rhyolitic and welded tuffs, synclines, arêtes, moraines and other geological and glacial features on this walk led by Paul Gannon. Starts and finishes, Pen y Pass; all day. Early booking essential.

Sun 27 July - The Remote and Rugged Rhinogydd
A challenging circular walk on one of Wales’ wildest and least visited mountain ranges. One of the oldest rock formations in the UK, it is home to many rare birds. Led by Keith Hulse. All day. Booking essential.

Thurs 7th August Family Bee Day, Tŷ Hyll 10am-4pm. Admission free.

Sun 10 Aug - Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Triathon
CANCELLED. We regret that this event will not be going ahead in 2014. Please note next year's date of
 13thSeptember 2015
Kayaking, fell running and mountain biking sections. All proceeds to the Snowdonia Society. Volunteers required for marshalling and other tasks. Contact netticollister@hotmail.com.

Competitors registration: www.map17events.org.uk

Thurs 21 August, 2pm - Visit to Blaen y Nant Farm, Nant Ffrancon, as featured in our Autumn 2013 magazine. An opportunity to see how the wildlife and habitats of this traditional organic mountain farm have benefited from agri-environment schemes. Families welcome. Read about Blaen y Nant on the Soil Association website.

Thurs 21st August  Family Bee Day, Tŷ Hyll 10am-4pm. Admission free.

Mon 1st September Pollinator Friendly Garden Day, Tŷ Hyll. 'Seed Collecting of Bee-friendly Plants'. 1pm-4pm. Admission free. 

Sat 6 Sept – Kayaking for Beginners 
Learn to paddle canoes and kayaks on Llyn Mymbyr, under the instruction of Business Members Plas y Brenin. Morning session. Special rate: M £6; N-M £12. Booking essential.

Date TBC Family Bee Day, Tŷ Hyll 10am-4pm Admission free

Fri 19 Sept – The Dragons and Princes of Dinas Emrys  
A morning archaeology walk to this ancient hill-fort steeped in myth and legend, in the company of National Trust archaeologist Kathy Laws. A moderate walk with some short steep rocky sections. Beddgelert. Booking essential. More information about Dinas Emrys.

Mon 29th September Pollinator Friendly Garden Day - 'Propagation of Bee-friendly Plants'; Tŷ Hyll 1pm-4pm. Admission free.

Sat 18th October - Snowdonia Society AGM
Venue tbc. An opportunity to have your say about issues that you care about.

See Volunteer Workdays for opportunities to volunteer.