Monday, May 12, 2008

N Wales in September er well November then......


Place Craflwyn Hall, nr Beddgelert

Date Fri 7th November to Sun 9th, 2 nights (extendable on request)

Places available 12

Price £28.35ea + opt £8.50 linen Deposit £20 required by the end of June

Decision required by 21st May

Biking choice of Gwdyr, Coed-y-brenin and Snowdon XC

Bring bed Linen and towels


The Hall is fully booked for every weekend this year however they have the Bunkhouse available for the weekend Fri 7th to 9th November. This is the earliest available. A full week is available in the hall for 15 people £158+8.50 each Sat 18th thru Fri 24th October but if anyone wants to go for this you best let me know right away.

Price is £340 for the weekend and we have an option for additional nights either side ie Thursday or Monday at £150 per night or £12.50 each.

The accommodation is split into a 7 and a 5 (split again to a 3 & 2) with the larger having a practical dining area. There is one bunk bed otherwise all are full size singles, no blow-ups or fold downs. There are 4 showers and 3 loos in total. Linen is provided only as an additional charge at £8.50 each but includes a towel.

The property is run by the national trust and benefits from 200 acres of it's own estate.

Catering can be organised for an additional price.

I have provisionally booked it, this will expire on Weds 21st May so a quick answer is essential.

Places are strictly limited to 12 on a first come first served basis. Once I get 8 takers I will confirm the booking and request a deposit of £20 each.

The Hall is a short riverside walk from Beddgelert and stands in the foothills of Snowdon.

Coed-y-Brenin is 23 miles
Coed Llandegla is 48 miles (but on the way home)
Beddgelert Forest is 0.5 miles
Gwdyr forest is 19 miles
Machynlleth is 43 miles

The LBS is

The journey from Luton to Beddgelert is 210 miles or about 4 hours by car traffic notwithstanding.

For those not wanting to throw themselves off a mountain all day there are many facilities nearby including the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Btw the SMR does not normally carry bikes but have told me in the past that if it's quiet when you show up they don't mind. Anyone fancy riding over the top of Snowdon??

As I see it, the accomodation here is perfect, very cheap, a good standard and spacious, the disadvantage is the long drive to Coed-y-Brenin although it's a good road and should be only half an hour at worst. If this doesn't suit you and you want something nearer, bigger or with a hot tub filled with very short sighted totty then say so now and I'll try to find something everyone prefers.


Farqui said...

Thanks for getting the knobblies rollin' on this mister. I'll get back to ya's shortly...

Rob#2 said...

Count me in


uphilla said...

Expecting op on my shoulder, so can't commit to anything, (told I might be out of action for upto 3 months). Wondered if you had tried the camping barn at Penmachno for accomodation,
The trail here seems to be the one that gets all the praise at the moment, so ought to be on your list to do.

Farqui said...

Smeg Uphilla, x3 months off sucks.

Here's a linky to The Eagles. It's right on the doorstep of Penmach's trail, 5mins from ByC and 30mins over a lovely quiet mountain road to CyB.


Farqui said...

The prospect of riding any of the trails north Wales has to offer has got me all of a quiver.

As I've lost track of the emails, how many have signed up ?

I sense that Rob might need some assistance...


toons said...

Farq's are you coming clean? You part of the Great Northwood Bowmen? Do tell ;-)

Would love to come down to the Valleys, but its bloody miles from the Sunny North East.

If your thinking of doing Penmachno let me know.

Farqui said...

Hehe, that'd be tellin'.

Cripes what's wrong with folk these days; too cold, too wet, too far. We didn't win two world wars with attitudes like that. So bring a jacket, a jersey and leave the cabriolet at home.