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Ready to explore the mountains? Now is the time! Our Hiking courses in Snowdonia present a remarkable chance to embrace the joys of hiking. Learn essential skills, from basic navigation and map reading to advanced off-trail techniques and multi-day planning, all under the guidance of our expert instructors.

These seasoned pros, well-versed in Snowdonia’s terrain and beyond, will guide you along exceptional local routes. They prioritise your safety and aim to ignite a lifelong passion for hiking with their infectious enthusiasm. Plus, they’ll educate you on the necessary gear and its proper use, setting you swiftly on the right path to becoming a confident hiker.

Hill Skills

2 Days

Embark on an adventurous journey with our two-day introduction to hillwalking. Gain the skills and confidence to go out in the hills independently whilst enjoying a weekend with likeminded people in the hills of Snowdonia.

Great for beginners
Plenty to learn

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Mountain Skills

2 Days

If you want to make the move from walking in the hills to journeys in the bigger mountains, this two day Mountain Skills course will help you progress. Learn new skills to allow you to walk in places such as here in Snowdonia or the mountains of Scotland.

Improve your skills
Fitness needed

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Hill Skills for Women

2 Days

This two-day course is a perfect introduction to hillwalking for women.

Great for beginners
Plenty of skills to learn

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Introduction to Navigation

2 Days

You're new to hillwalking and want to be able to navigate confidently.

No experience required
Great views

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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?

Explore Eryri

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.


The Main House

Mix of single and twin bedrooms

Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with kitchen area

Bryn Engan

Farmhouse with bedrooms and flexible spaces

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Bar & Restaurant

The perfect place to relax after a day’s adventuring, our bar boasts the most amazing view as it looks down Llynnau Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe. Our extensive range of locally brewed beers, wines and spirits offers plenty of choices for refreshment. Our bar menu is packed with tasty high-energy dishes.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Mon - Sat 12PM - 11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM - 10:30PM

Help Fund a Child Outdoors

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer. With your help, we aim to enable up to 360 kids to attend one of our courses in 2023.

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