Hill Walking Days

 

Hill Walking Days

Price GBP 80-350

 

Snowdonia The Lake District or Brecon Beacons / 1-4 Days
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There’s no better way to relax and recharge than to spend a day or two exploring the mountain regions of the British Isles. When taken into our mountains for the first time most people can’t believe such beautiful landscapes and scenery can be found just a few hours’ drive from their own home. Taking the time to explore the British mountains is incredibly rewarding – after just a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’ll start to wonder if you are even in the same country.

If you’d like to experience the magnificent wilderness regions of England & Wales, but don’t currently have the necessary skills then Fitways Adventures are the perfect partner to get you into the thick of it.

 

Testimonials:

“What a great day out! The team was excellent and everyone got on, I’ll definitely be coming along again, big thanks to everyone at Fitways”

Overview

Scrambling

Days: 1, 2 and 4 day options

Grade: Moderate

Max group size: 7

Who suits this trip:  Everyone’s welcome on our hill walking days, from beginners to avid walkers. We make sure no one feels rushed or left out.

The Routes

Rather than specify the route we will be taking in advance, the Fitways Adventures team prefer to make this decision in consultation with our guests. The weather forecast will also play a key role when determining the optimum route choice. If you have a particular route or mountain in mind, please let us know in advance so we can make every effort to accommodate your wishes.

 

 

Example walks/regions

Snowdonia National Park (North Wales)

  • Snowdon – via the Watkin Path
  • The Carneddau
  • The Glyders
  • The Arans
  • The Moelwyns
  • Cadair Idris
  • The Rhinogs

The Lake District

  • Bowfell & The Langdale Pikes
  • Glaramara, Allen Crags, Great End and Seathwaite Fell
  • Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow
  • The High Dodds & Clough Head
  • Haystacks & Great Gable
  • Riggindale Crag, High Street and Mardale Ill Bell
  • Helvellyn from Glenridding
  • The Skiddaw Range
  • Scafell and Scafell Pike
  • Crinkle Crags Bowfell & Esk Pike
  • Helvellyn from Wythburn

The Brecon Beacons

  • Pen y Fan from Cwmgwdi near Brecon
  • The Sugar Loaf from near Abergavenny
  • Waun Fach & Y Grib from Pengenfford (Castell Dinas)
  • Fan Fawr & Fan Frynych, Fforest Fawr
  • Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Cwmgwdi
  • The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons
  • Fan y Big from Torpantau
  • The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest
  • The Hatterall Ridge from Llanthony Priory
  • Highest Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

1 Day

What’s Included In Our 1 Day Package:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Packed Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader/s
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • Safety Briefing
  • 6-7 hours of mountain walking
  • 15% discount voucher for Cotswolds Outdoor stores
 

 

Travel & Logistics

Unless previously agreed the single day events don’t include transport. We’ll communicate details of the start location (which will include parking) prior to the course start date.

2 & 4 Days

What’s Included In Our 2 & 4 Day Package:

  • Pick-up en route between Maidenhead and the event location
  • A friendly welcome
  • Safety equipment – carried by your mountain leader
  • Fully qualified first-aid trained Mountain Leader
  • Packed lunch
  • Tea & Coffee on the mountain
  • Advice on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Basic navigation instruction
  • Emergency equipment & procedures
  • Safety Briefing
  • 6-7 hours of mountain walking/day
  • B&B on Saturday night – twin room (£20 single room supplement)
  • Drop off after the event en route between the course location and Maidenhead
  • 15% discount voucher for Cotswolds Outdoor stores

Not Included

  • Evening Dinner
 

 

Travel & Logistics

For 2 & 4 day events, our package includes transport. We would be delighted to pick you up in our comfortable vehicle en route between maidenhead and the event location. We encourage you to take advantage of this service – both from a cost and environmental perspective. Alternatively, you can meet your Mountain Leader at the start of the event – full details (with directions & parking information) will be communicated in advance of the event.

Travel to the Brecon Beacons

Depart Maidenhead:  6.00am
Arrive Brecon Beacons:  9.30am

The Route we will be taking:

M4 Maidenhead to Cardiff (Junction 8 – 32)
A470 Cardiff to Brecon

Locations to consider

  • Reading Services  (M4, Junction 11-12)  RG30 3UQ
  • Membury Services  (M4, Junction 14-15)  RG17 7TZ
  • Chieveley Services  (M4, Junction 13)  RG189XX
  • Magor Services  (M4, Junction 23A)  NP26 3YL

Note:  If you would like us to collect you from an alternative location, please contact us to discuss options.

Travel to Snowdonia

Depart Maidenhead:  5.30am
Arrival Snowdonia:  9.30am

The Route we will be taking

M40 High Wycombe to M42 (Junction 4-15)
M42 Junction (Junction 4 to 6)
M6 Junction (Junction 4 to 10)
M54 (Junction 1 to 7)
A5 Shrewsbury to Betws y coed

Suggested locations

  • M40 Oxford Services  (Junction 8A)  (OX33 1JN)
  • M40 Cherwell Valley Services  (Junction 10)  (OX27 7RD)
  • M40 Warwick Services Northbound  (Junction 12-13)  (CV35 0AA)
  • M6 Hilton Park Services  (Junction 10A-11)  (WV11 2AT)
  • M54 Telford Services  (Junction 4)  (TF11 8TG)

Note:  If you would like us to collect you from an alternative location, please contact us to discuss options.

Travel to Th Lake District

Depart Maidenhead:  5.30am
Arrival Snowdonia:  9.30am

The Route we will be taking

M40 High Wycombe to M42 (Junction 4-15)
M42 Junction (Junction 4 to 6)
M6 Junction (Junction 4 to 40)

Suggested pick up locations

  • M40 Oxford Services  (Junction 8A)  (OX33 1JN)
  • M40 Cherwell Valley Services  (Junction 10)  (OX27 7RD)
  • M40 Warwick Services Northbound  (Junction 12-13)  (CV35 0AA)
  • M6 Hilton Park Services  (Junction 10A-11)  (WV11 2AT)

Note:  If you would like us to collect you from an alternative location, please contact us to discuss options.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Available Spaces
11 February, 2017 - 12 February, 20177
2 days in Snowdonia£200
1 day option£90
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Note – The group size for this trip is 5 – 14 people

 

Private trips: For groups of 4 or more we are able to run private events on weekdays and weekends other than those listed. We can also run mountain training events in other locations including the Lake District and the Peak District. Please contact us to find out more.

Extra Info

Equipment List

  • Map – Not essential, but a good idea to bring it along
  • Compass – optional
  • Gloves
  • Warm Hat (covering ears)
  • Quality Waterproofs (Jacket & Trousers)
  • Backpack (35 – 40 Litres) Do ensure your equipment is in a waterproof bag
  • Mobile phone (in waterproof case)
  • Blister plasters (suggest Compeed)
  • Personal First Aid kit (Your Leader will carry a Master First Aid kit)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (optional)
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: Walking poles
  • Overnight bag including a change of clothes for the evening
  • Water Bottle (1-2 Litres)

Equipment to be worn on the hill

  • Walking boots & socks
  • Walking trousers – no jeans
  • Base Layer (T-shirt or long-sleeved top – not cotton)
  • Sports top or fleece (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket
 

Maps that cover the Brecon Beacons

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL 12 Brecon Beacons National Park

OS 1:50k Landranger Series 160 Brecon Beacons / Bannau Brycheiniog

Maps the cover Snowdonia National Park

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL 17 (Snowdon & Conwy Valley)

Maps that cover the Lake District

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL4 The Lake District NW area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL5 The Lake District NE area

OS 1:25k Explorer Series OL6 The Lake District SW area

OS 1:25K Explorer Series OL7 The Lake District SE area

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