SNOWDONIA
Hiking & Kayaking weekend

28th - 30th June

Is summiting Wales' tallest mountain on your bucket list? Now is your chance to hike Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfr) and top it off by kayaking on one of the countries largest lakes.

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£330
  • Members price £280
  • Book with £99 deposit

All bookings are subject to our Booking Conditions

To pay members price become a member here

Final balance due 1st May

ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • ARRIVAL

    Meeting your Adventuress fam

Check-in to your base set amongst the stunning mountain scenery of Snowdonia. 

We will gather in the evening for drinks to get to know each other. If the weather permits we will enjoy the sunset, and our surroundings by gathering outside (bring your camping chair!)

DAY 2

  • HIKE MOUNT SNOWDON

    Journey to the summit

After a hearty cooked breakfast we will begin our hike right from the door. Our 16.5km hike will take us on a slow uphill climb, revealing jaw-dropping views over the village of LLanberis, lake Padarn, and beyond.

The path we will take is considered the ‘easiest’ of the Snowdon ascents, with a nice wide footpath, but don’t be fooled by the title, as we will gain almost 1100 meters in elevation from our base! 

Half way up sits a cafe where we can grab a takeaway drink and sit to admire the sweeping views.

With our energy restored we will tackle the steepest part of the trail on our bid to the summit. Unbelievably the views just keep getting better as we can now see both sides of the mountain!

Reaching the top will call for a mini celebration and finding a spot to take it all in, before starting our slow descent back to base. 

In the evening after our well earned rest, we will come together for a celebratory pint at a cosy country pub in the quaint lake side village of LLanberis.

16.5km | Moderate-Challenging

Although the trail is considered challenging due to it’s constant uphill ascent, we will be taking it at a slower pace so that we can enjoy the journey.

DAY 3

  • LAKE KAYAKING

    Tour of the mighty Llyn Padarn

After filling up on breakfast we head out on a short walk to the mighty lake of Padarn.

We’ve seen it from above, we’ve seen it from the shore, and now we’ll see it from a ducks point of view! We’ll be jumping into open kayaks for a guided paddle of one of Wales’ largest lakes. You won’t believe how crystal clear the water is.

During the tour we’ll stop off at the some beautiful spots along the shore line, visiting old slate mines (UNESCO World Heritage site) and a 12th century castle, where our knowledgable guides will teach us all about the local history and folklore.

There will be moments where you can stop and take in the tranquility of the lake, recapping on your conquest of mighty Snowdon which can be seen in the distance.

If you’re feeling brave at the end of the paddle you will have the option to wild swim in the lake and swing off of a rope swing!

After all of that fun we will head back to our base to collect our bags and say our reluctant farewells…Until the next adventure!

2hr paddle | Easy

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ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying in the YHA Llanberis which is located a walk from the vibrant village of Llanberis, and sits at the foot of Snowdon.

Outdoor seating faces out to some awe-inspiring countryside. There is also an on-site bar and fully equipped kitchen.

On this trip you will be sharing rooms with one other Adventuress. These rooms have shared bathrooms. Each bunk comes with its only plug and reading light.

Each morning you will wake to a hearty breakfast buffet, including cooked full-English and continental spread. Vegan options available.

LLANBERIS

The beautiful little village of Llanberis sits on the shores of the tranquil Llyn Padarn and at the foot of mighty Mount Snowdon.

In the area there is plenty to discover, from endless hiking trails to historical landmarks, such as Dolbadan castle and Dinorwic slate quarry.

When you’re done with immersing yourself in history, cute crafty shops, independant cafes, and outdoor stores await you.

ESSENTIAL INFO

How to become a member for discounts

To benefit from big discounts on this trip and other events see the Adventuress Membership page 

Who is trip for?

Our trips are specially tailored for women.

Research has shown that there is a ‘Confidence Gap’ between men and women, which is very clear when it comes to the world of outdoor adventure! From a young age girls are taught to shy away from risk, leading to less confidence with outdoor pursuits in later life. 

We are here to push comfort zones and build confidence, paving the way for women to live a life of adventure.

Are you ready to meet your wild side?

Kit list info

Below is a recommended packing list to get the most out of your adventure 

  • Water shoes
  • Waterproof cover for your phone
  • Towel (Microfibre are packable) 
  • Ear plugs & eye mask
  • Hair dryer if needed 
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes for evening
  • Pyjamas
  • Personal medication
  • Umbrella
  • Battery packs & chargers
  • Ear plugs & eye mask
  • Flip flops for the showers
  • Camping chair or sit mat for sitting outside
  • Swimwear

FOR THE HIKES

  • 10-20ltr day pack
  • A good sense of humour if the weather isn’t great! 🙂
  • 
Warm and waterproof layers (If cold or windy weather is forecast, base thermal layers- Mid layer such as a fleece – Outer layers such as a waterproof jacket.)
  • Synthetic hiking leggings or trousers and top (Avoid jeans or any absorbent material)
  • 
Hiking boots or trail shoes
 (Not trainers)
  • Warm gloves, hat and scarf
 (It can be cold on the summit!)
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • 
Something to sit on for when we stop (The ground may be wet)

  • At least 2 litres of water

  • A bag for your rubbish
  • Pack cover or dry bag liners

  • Basic First Aid items
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
Guaranteed departure?

This trip needs a minimum of 4 Adventuresses to run.

Will the guides be female

We try our best to have female guides run your trip to lead and inspire, however this isn’t always possible due to low availability.

Where male guides are used they are always agreeing of our ethos and guarantee that everybody has a great time.

How fit do I need to be for this trip?

This trip is graded moderate to challenging.

You must be comfortable with hiking for up to 6 hours. Our climb of Snowdon will be a constant gradual uphill ascent, with a short steep uphill section towards the summit. We will return the way we came. We will be taking the hike at a slow and steady pace and nobody is left behind.

This hike is only recommended for those who already have some hiking experience under their belt.

If you suffer from historical knee or ankle problems then please be aware that these could resurface during a hike of this nature.

Is the entire itinerary guaranteed?

As this is the UK the weather can be very unpredictable, even in summer. In the event of a weather warning this may mean that we cannot attempt to summit Snowdon as winds on the summit can increase tenfold. This may mean taking on an alternative hiking trail. The views mentioned will also be subject to weather conditions.

If for any reason we cannot kayak due to weather conditions then an alternative activity will be arranged.

Do I need to take part in the kayaking?

If you do not wish to take part in the kayaking then you are welcome to stay and explore Llanberis village.

I can't swim, can I still kayak?

Yes! Life vests will be worn whilst on or in the lake.

All guides are fully trained in water rescue.

I have never kayaked before, can I take part?

No experience necessary. The kayaks are open and tandem, so there will be two to a kayak.

Do I need travel insurance?

Personal Insurance should be taken out to attend this trip.

Cover should include personal injury, emergency medical cover, and cancellation cover. The insurance must cover the specific activity you’re taking part in.

I am nervous to join alone, should I go?

95% of our trips are made up of solo Adventuresses from all over the UK. Everybody admits to feeling nervous during their first adventure, but by the end of your trip you’ll feel like you’ve made friends for life. Bonds are formed very quickly on our adventures, and every trip is introvert friendly!

What will we do if it rains?

This is England! We always expect some rain, so we advise that you come prepared for the hike with the correct gear. We will be delivering weather updates on the run up to the weekend.

Where does the trip start and end?

Start: 5pm – YHA Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4SR

End: Day 3, once returning to Llanberis after the climb

Will there be an event chat group?

When booking a trip with us, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to others joining your trip in a Whatsapp group. This is where you can discuss travel options, and maybe even get together pre-trip! Your trip host will be in the Whatsapp group to answer any questions you may have, and closer to the date your guide will also be added.

The chat will be opened in the weeks leading up to the trip. Until then feel free to contact us with your questions.

Will I be sharing a room?

You will be sharing a room with 1 other Adventuress. Bathrooms are shared.

There are no private rooms available on this particular trip.

Getting there

For this trip it is highly recommended to come by car as the location can be a little tricky to reach. If coming by public transport trains route through Manchester and Chester to Bangor, from where you’ll catch a bus to Llanberis. Services may be limited on Sundays.

If driving there is parking on site, please let reception know that you need a parking permit.

If you’d like to ride share to split petrol then feel free to join our Adventuress Ride Share group announcing what trip you’re needing/offering a ride share for.

Please note that we do not cancel the trip or refund/transfer funds in the event of rail strikes, so it is advised to take out your own travel insurance for your peace of mind.

Meals & Hydration

On this trip you will be provided with 2 filling breakfasts with vegan options available. 

Lunches and dinners are not included.

You will be required to bring packed lunches and snacks with you for our activity days. If arriving late on Day 1 it is advised to bring your Day 2 lunch and snacks with you. You will have the option to buy your Day 3 lunch in Llanberis village. 

When arriving on Day 1 it is advised to bring your own meal to warm up in the kitchen, or grab a meal in Llannberis town prior to arrival if arriving late. There is the option to order from the YHA, please let us know in advance for options.

Our evening meal in town is optional. We always strive to book restaurants with veggie and vegan options available. The menu will be shared prior to the trip.

Carrying at least 2 litres of water is recommended for the Snowdon hike, which can be filled from the kitchen sink.

How big will the group be?

There will be a maximum of 9 Adventuresses on the trip.

An Adventuress Host will be along for the fun

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£330
  • Members Price £280
  • Book with £99 deposit

All bookings are subject to Booking Conditions

To pay members price become a member here

Final balance due 1st May 2024

THE ADVENTURESS VIBE

Lucia LegnaroLucia Legnaro
10:46 02 Apr 24
Re: SEVEN SISTERS EASTER HIKEI had the best time with the best people and the best weather, exploring the best section of the ‘South Downs Way’. Kate Capelli knows what she is doing and I would follow her anywhere. The general vibe was inclusive and warm and friendly, you do not need to be super fit to take part.
Nga DoNga Do
09:06 01 Apr 24
I have been lucky enough to enjoy 3 activities with AITW, 2 of which have been overseas trips! "Adventures" does not even begin to describe the experiences I had on both of my trips with this group. My first trip with AITW was in October/November 2022, and I still have fond memories and friendships that were formed, sharing laughter, conquering challenges, and taking in the beautiful scenery of South Africa. Hiking, yoga, camping, bouldering, and wine tasting were all part of the itinerary, but what wasn't planned was just the awe and feeling I was left with when the trip was over. I had so much fun that I booked another overseas trip in March 2024 to Lapland. I got to try snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, a traditional Finnish sauna, and ice dipping. We even got to stay in a cozy cabin where we shared delicious meals, took turns sledding, had a private sauna, and even laughed our way into playing in the snow between sauna breaks. We had 2 wonderful Finnish guides leading us into the beautiful Lapland wilderness, and we got to have lunch at our very own woman-made ice table/bar. Our last night was quite magical, as we got to see the Northern lights for the 2nd time on the trip and were mesmorised by its glow. It was an empowering trip, and Kate takes thoughtful consideration in planning and organising events that promote community support. I can't wait to join another adventure!
Maria CorbalanMaria Corbalan
22:13 31 Mar 24
I can’t recommend Adventuress in the Wild highly enough after an epic week exploring the magical scenery of the Finnish Lapland.We were very lucky to have Kate with us, and I must say I couldn’t possibly think of a better professional travel companion.We also had qualified wilderness guides with us, and again, they were really professional and friendly, and they were adapting to our needs at all times.The accommodation had great views and was really pretty, it also had a fireplace and traditional Finnish sauna, and getting up in the mornings in such a setting was quite a thing.Spent our days hiking in the wilderness, snow shoeing, trying nordic backcountry ski, ice dipping and having yummy home made meals. We also managed to see the northern lights for two nights and had lots of fun as strangers to start with but as friends by the end of the trip.A really empowering experience and I have already booked to go again next year.
Thanh TangThanh Tang
18:58 31 Mar 24
Truely, an amazing trip with a bunch of lovely ladies and two aspiring female wilderness guides. A week packed with fun activities, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hike to the fell for aurora, yoga, sauna/ice dip, laughter, banter, a perfect traditional log cabin in the magical Lapland landscape. My 1st all female group trip and definitely not my last. Experiences are shared, fond memories to look back on and friendships formed. LOVED IT, AITW/Sidetracked thank you!
Amy MaynardAmy Maynard
09:44 31 Mar 24
Kate is incredible! She has a great ethos and works incredibly hard teaming up with group's lead/run by women and making sure everyone is ok. Lapland adventure, was the second overseas trip with Adventuresses and it was phenomenal. The group was hilarious/encouraging and the guides (Sirpa and Lotta), made the trip so special for everyone.
Kristen FraleyKristen Fraley
09:09 31 Mar 24
Still buzzing after a truly wonderful trip to Northern Finland with Kate and Adventuress in the Wild. From start to finish, Kate was really responsive and set the tone for an encouraging and fun space to try new things, take on challenging situations, and have a lot of laughs with a great group of women. Kate provided us with an exceptionally curated week, filled with snow shoe hiking, cross country skiing, ice dipping and even seeing the northern lights in our PJs!Would absolutely recommend AITW to anyone after an adventure!
ClaireClaire
17:14 29 Feb 24
I’ve just come back from an absolutely fantastic winter skills weekend up in the snowy Scottish highlands with Adventuress in the wild.It was a perfect weekend from the outset!Kate, the founder of adventuress in the wild and our mountain leader, Charlie , immediately put you at ease going through the itinerary for the weekend.On the Saturday Charlie introduced us to the lovely Scottish winter and what it had to offer. We learnt how to make wise decisions, use crampons, use ice axes and generally have lots of fun safely in the snow!On the Sunday we put all of the skills we had learnt the day before to good use as we hiked up a snowy mountain…and oh boy…the views were unreal!We were very very lucky with the weather and I felt I was living a dream. The memories I have made from the weekend will last a lifetime. My only regret is that it didn’t last longer as I was definitely not ready to come home!Thank you to Kate, Charlie, Gaby and Jean for making the trip so memorable. It won’t be the last trip I take with Adventuress in the wild!
Nese ZorbaNese Zorba
10:55 16 Feb 24
I have just finished the 4 week bouldering course with Kate and it was so helpful in getting me into bouldering. She really eases you into it and the course is layed out really well. Kate is an amazing instructor as she takes the time to learn about you and doesnt just coach you on the physical side but the mental side too which for me was the main obstacle for me progressing. By the time I had my 2nd session with her I was a lot less shakey and from the very first session I was able to complete climbs. She pushes you outside your comfort zone yet not so much that it puts you off bouldering completely. In such a small amount of time Ive seen so much progress in my bouldering and having all the techniques she has taught me under my belt I now feel confident enough to enter a bouldering gym on my own.
Lucy LLucy L
15:30 15 Feb 24
I recently completed the 4-week bouldering beginners course. It was a great way to learn all the basic techniques and lingo. I feel more confident going bouldering by myself or joining social climbs now. Kate is a great instructor and made the sessions fun. I would definitely recommend it if you are new to or returning to bouldering!
SafiyaSafiya
10:00 15 Feb 24
I took Kate's beginner level 4 week long course and I cant recommend it highly enough. Kate covers everything from climbing lingo to techniques that are invaluable to climbing efficiently. She is encouraging and patient and you get to meet and climb with other amazing women!
NatalieNatalie
14:41 11 Feb 24
Kate is a great instructor, she is patient and explains things so clearly. Have learnt a lot with the bouldering classes and increased my confidence with bouldering.
Irina TamIrina Tam
17:33 05 Sep 23
Kate is a great trip organiser, very knowledgeable, experienced and skilled. Her trips are amazing, always include interesting and adventurous activities!I definitely recommend!I went to New Forest and Jurassic coast trips and it was amazing!
Jaimie WilliamsJaimie Williams
13:36 04 Sep 23
Kate plans everything needed to make Adventuress trips smooth and hassle-free, making a chilled weekend away so easy. Always meet great people too, such a nice vibe xx
Liza Aberkane BarrancoLiza Aberkane Barranco
11:27 17 Jul 23
100% recommend for all levels. I was an absolute beginner but felt so supported and welcomed for both hiking and camping. A fun community that is open and safe for all. The best views and guide!
Savannah BettsSavannah Betts
19:48 29 Jun 23
Had a great time during the adventuress weekend on the Jurassic coast with Kate and Lisa. Great organisation, communication, and felt really well looked after. They managed to cater to all experience levels, and just create good vibes all around. A brilliant way to meet new adventure pals!
Victoria WeaverVictoria Weaver
19:45 26 Jun 23
Absolutely epic experience!! Hiking the most amazing scenery on the Jurassic coast with a bunch of awesome women is something I will not forget quickly. Brilliant host. Very friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Cant wait to do more hiking!
Kim BishKim Bish
11:15 26 Jun 23
Best girl gang an adventurer can join, whether you're a beginner or experienced in travelling! I put my trust in Kate for my first ever weekend hike, & I'm so glad I did.
NicolaNicola
09:27 26 Jun 23
I had the most amazing week of my life on an expedition to the Pyrenees with Adventuress in the Wild and 360 Expeditions. I had never travelled solo before and was so nervous to go on an expedition with a group of people I’d never met. Adventuress couldn’t have been better, Kate made sure everyone was happy throughout the trip. She took the time to speak with everyone on the trip and answered any concerns we had. She kept us all up to date in the WhatsApp chat and put a packing list in the chat each day to help us know what to pack for the days activities.The group were amazing, everyone was so lovely and we all really bonded over the week. It was a week filled with smiles and laughter, we all supported and cheered each other on as we tried new and challenging things outwith our comfort zones. I absolutely cannot wait to book more activities with adventuress and genuinely recommend them to everyone!
Anna AlcaideAnna Alcaide
21:49 04 Apr 23
I attended the course "Confidence Outdoors" and I enjoyed a lot. Kate is creating a very comfortable atmosphere and she is providing a complete course both, for beginners and more advance hikers. Key information provided and also, detailed replies to all questions. Now I feel I have all the important tools to go ahead in my future hikes. I would highly recommend this course.
Michelle VenablesMichelle Venables
21:43 04 Apr 23
Highly Recommend!I wanted to make a positive change and to go out and meet new people with similar interests and to build my confidence and self-esteem. I’d always loved walking and hiking but never felt I knew enough to do it on my own (or even if it was something you could do solo!) Then I came across Adventuress in the Wild. Kate’s Confidence Outdoors course was exactly what I was looking for.The course included subjects like: planning your own hike and creating your own route; keeping safe and how to deal with emergencies; choosing kit and equipment; multi-day camping and backpacking and then the option of going on a hike and meeting all the people on the course in the final week.I was very nervous to go on my own but I didn’t need to be; I was instantly put at ease. Kate is very friendly and welcoming and all the ladies attending were great. It was a really lovely day and Kate was a brilliant guide.I’d put planning solo hikes off, but now armed with my new knowledge and confidence, I’m looking forward getting out there.Kate, thank you. I also can’t wait to go on more of your hikes soon.
Madeleine HammondMadeleine Hammond
20:55 04 Apr 23
Kate is a fantastic guide and leader. I feel inspired and motivated to undertake more treks, which as an inexperienced woman who wants to get more outdoorsy feels so empowering. However, my favourite part is the adventuress community - I have done both the compass navigation and confidence outdoors courses, and the community that Kate has an integral role in developing of Adventuresses feels like a truly welcoming, supportive environment. I’ve already booked onto more adventuress walks - if you’re not sure, just sign up!
Eleonora PasselliEleonora Passelli
08:00 04 Apr 23
I've been thinking about joining this group for so long and I'm so glad I finally did! So nice to get out of London with some likeminded, friendly people. Kate is a great guide, very knowledgeable and always making sure everyone feels welcome. I also like that there are a lot of options, from day hikes to overseas trips to bouldering. Very highly recommended!
Annie SmithAnnie Smith
06:11 04 Apr 23
I’ve had such a brilliant time on my days with the adventuress gang! I did a couple of hikes in January and the confidence outdoors course in March. Kate is very experienced and knowledgeable, and creates a really relaxed and friendly environment. It’s a lovely way to meet like-minded people whilst exploring some beautiful places and building confidence to go it alone at some point. Highly recommend!
Rebecca MacDonaldRebecca MacDonald
13:17 14 Mar 23
Such a great community to be a part of! I'm new to town, so I was nervous to start coming out, but Kate and the girls made me feel welcome right away. I now attend the hikes and bouldering and beer sessions regularly. The group that turns up is always a mix of new and familiar faces, and everyone receives that same warm welcome. Getting outside is medicine for me. Getting outside with other women is even more so. For any women looking to get into nature more and meet other women who like doing the same, I can't recommend this group enough!
Sarah BattenSarah Batten
16:14 12 Mar 23
I had a fantastic time hiking in Epping Forest with such lovely friendly people. Kate is a brilliant guide and is so welcoming - I felt very welcome attending on my own. Such a great way of getting out into the countryside and escaping London! Highly recommended.
Andreea CraciunAndreea Craciun
19:14 13 Feb 23
Kate is a great guide and she's managed to create an amazing community of women around her. The hikes she organizes are not only a way of exploring London and its surroundings, but also to connect to other people. 10/10 would recommend
Miri GlogerMiri Gloger
08:23 19 Jan 23
Such a vibe! I was pretty stoked when I first found Adventuresses and even more so now that I have attended a few events. Kate is a great guide, always full of fun facts about nature and making sure everyone feels safe and welcome. What I love most though is the community, a bunch of cool chicks you get to hike/climb and have a drink with. Thanks for creating this, you'll be seeing my face a lot :)P.S. make sure to join one of the abroad adventures, it was truly an experience of a lifetime 😍
Effie ParaskevopoulouEffie Paraskevopoulou
19:29 02 Jan 23
I've joined several adventures with Adventuress in the Wild, and I can confidently say that they are life changing experiences. As someone who moved to the UK, they gave me the opportunity to explore the outdoors around London and meet new people in a safe, friendly environment.Kate is a very experienced and organised guide, and she has created a platform that empowers women in many ways. I couldn't recommend them more.

Conquer your mountains

Adventuress is all about pushing your boundaries to experience life beyond your comfort zone

What’s waiting for you there? A sense of empowerment that’ll leave you filled with confidence, and the realisation that you have it in you to achieve more than you ever imagined

Our guides and members of the community are super supportive, and above all we love to have fun. Laughter is 100% guaranteed

Our ethos

We recognise that some of you do not feel like you are represented in the world of outdoor pursuits, so we are on a mission to show that the outdoors is for everybody, so lets get out there and have some amazing adventures