N Wales – base for a lads trip
Heading up there in mid May.
Plan – climb Tryfan,bike Coed y brenin ( or other?), and SUP somewhere ? Rhosneiger?
Location – near as dammit to a couple of pubs and central to all our activities
Pref a cottage that sleeps 8 / or one of these Ger/ Yurt trendy glamps
Any ideas ?Posted 5 years agohammeriteMember
Last May we stayed at Ogwen Bank in one of the lodges (family trip). http://www.ogwenbank.co.uk/ has a pub onsite. Little bit away from CyB, although we managed a trip there on the way to the lodge. Perfect for Tryfan and Snowdon though. The site backs on to the Lon Las cycle way too
Few years ago stayed in the Vagabond in Betws y Coed which for a lads trip was pretty good too.Posted 5 years agobeicmynyddMember
have a look here there are good links
The centre is near Penmachno, Marin Train and CYBPosted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
Bala. Everyone’s trip will be greatly enlivened by that impending sense of doom as you walk into any of the local pubs. That slaughtered lamb moment as all the cross-eyed hunchbacks turn and stare at you in unison, blinking in disbelief at your bizarre, unrecognisable form, with your ten toes, non-webbed fingers, and only two arms.
What fate will your future hold? As you cower at the bar, while the locals sniff you, like dogs. Will they feel threatened by you, and beat you to death with splintered bones, like the monkeys at the beginning of 2001, only less intelligent. Or… horror of horrors… will they see an opportunity to widen their stagnant-since-the-dawn-of-time gene pool puddle, by attempting to breed with you 😯Posted 5 years agorudebwoyMember
my B-in-law runs the Gerlan Bunkhouse above bethesda– discounts for group bookings– 5 mile to tryfan, you also have the carnneddau behind you, some good routes up there for scrambling, bethesda is a working town, with five pubs, a few cafes, a decent indian takeaway -think its £13 per night or maybe less with discount–all bedding provided etc…Posted 5 years agorascalMember
Betws good location but I’ve always found it quite limiting for beers…Dolgellau has more pubs but is very provincial (and I say that being Welsh). Forget Llanberis – Muppetsville. Camping in Capel Curig is a good shout…or camping at Llyn Gwynant near Beddgelert – great site and access to big mountains but no pubs close by so take a vanload with you 😉Posted 5 years ago
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