Walks and other events in Snowdonia

The Snowdonia Society runs a programme of walks and other events throughout the year, with walks to suit all interests and ability ranges. Society events are open to members and non-members alike; children are welcome on most events if accompanied by an adult.

See our latest programme below, or download your own copy.

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.

EVENTS WINTER 2014 (Download)

Mountains, trees and rivers; ancient roads and quarries... Learn more about Snowdonia’s natural and archaeological features and how we as residents and visitors use and misuse or value and protect them.

(Events are held in English unless otherwise stated.)


Saturday 4th - The Real 3 Peaks Challenge (Snowdon) - Volunteers needed for our part in a coordinated litter pick to clean up the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales.

Saturday 18th - Annual General Meeting, Bodnant Welsh Foods, Tal-y-Cafn. All members are urged to attend. The morning offers a guided walk, "Bodnant Estate - Woods and Views", or a tour to see and sample some of Bodnant Welsh Food's produce. Have your say in a choice of forums in the afternoon. See AGM notice for more details.

Sunday 26th - Snowdonia Underground Rhiw Bach slate quarry, Cwm Penmachno. Our annual opportunity to explore Snowdonia's hidden landscapes. Booking essential. M £5; N-M £10.


Sunday 16th - Navigation in the mountains  An all-day training session in the mountains with Alun Pugh, learning compass skills, pacing, navigation in poor visibility, etc. Llanberis. Booking essential. (Bilingual leader) M £5; N-M £15.


Saturday 6th - Members' Social Event, Dolwyddelan. 
(We regret this event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.)
Discover Dolwyddelan's rich history and dramatic landscape on a guided walk, followed by lunch at a venue to be confirmed (not Elen's Castle as advertised on our events leaflet).


Tuesday 20th - Dating Old Welsh Houses  Come and find out about Snowdonia’s oldest houses, the techniques for discovering their age, such as tree-ring dating, and what the houses reveal about the people who lived in them. With Margaret Dunn, of the Dating Old Welsh Houses Project. Former Saint Mary's Church, Tremadog. 7pm. Donations on the door.


Monday 2 - The upland Roman roads of Snowdonia, Caban, Brynrefail, 7pm. David Hopewell of the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust will talk about the distinctive archaeology of upland Roman roads in Snowdonia as examined in his book Roman Roads in North-West Wales. Donations on the door. Come early for a meal (£10 - must be booked in advance).

Saturday 21 - Winter tree identification and appreciation, Plas Tan y Bwlch, with John Harold. From the canopy's outline to buds and bark, there are many clues to the identity of native and exotic winter trees. Indoor session followed by tree ID walk. Morning. Booking essential. (Bilingual leader)


Tuesday 17th - The ins and outs of hydropower, Conwy Falls Cafe, nr. Betws-y-Coed. Hear the pros and cons of hydro-electric schemes in Snowdonia from the point of view of an RWE hydro developer and an ecologist. Ask your burning questions and take a walk to see hydro-power sites, ancient and modern, on the Rivers Conwy and Machno. 10.30am. Refreshments and lunch available.

Tuesday 31 - The geology of Snowdonia - a beginners guide. Another opportunity to accompany local geology enthusiast Clive Hudson on a walk in the Llyn Llagi/Gelli Iago area (Beddgelert), where he will explain the geological structure of the area, and how it relates to the rest of Snowdonia. See ancient volcanoes, features of glaciation and with luck some fossils. Short day walk; grade - moderate. Booking essential.

See Volunteer Workdays for opportunities to volunteer.