The Big Christmas Walk

Welcome to Snowdonia, a true winter wonderland. Do something different this Christmas and join us for some great guided walks, where along the way our leaders will explain all you want to know about the area and help you with your hillwalking questions.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio1:6


Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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The Big Christmas Walk returns on 9th December 2023! A residential place on the Big Christmas Walk includes 2 nights’ accommodation arriving Friday, your meals start with breakfast on Saturday morning. Then on Saturday evening, you’ll return to mince pies and mulled wine, followed by an excellent Christmas dinner, all prepared on-site, using the freshest of local ingredients. There’s always a good friendly atmosphere and many people return year after year.

The Objectives 

  • You’ll have a fantastic walking holiday and learn more about Snowdonia’s countryside.
  • You’ll relax in the buzzing atmosphere of Plas y Brenin, feasting after calorie-burning days on the hill with fantastic, freshly prepared food aplenty.
  • You’ll get to pick the brains of our expert instructors about all things outdoors, and you’ll meet fellow walking enthusiasts on a Christmas break you won’t forget in a hurry!

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What to Expect

You’ll be able to choose from a range of walks, long and short, coast and mountain.

Experience Required

You’ll be able to choose from a range of walks, long and short, coast and mountain. We chat with the group before you head out, to make sure that all needs are catered for.

How Should I Prepare?

You don’t need to do any specific preparation, but a keenness to walk always helps.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.