Southern Snowdonia

Date: 4th – 6th March (Week 7) Cadair Idris is very rugged but green and has stunning views – especially on the lake it surrounds. There are several routes up the mountain, which can be conquered by anybody. Cadair Idris is one of the lesser visited and lesser known mountains of Snowdonia, but well worth it. It is also one of the more mysterious mountains. In times long past, a giant called Idris Gaur ruled Cadair Idris – the seat of Idris. And on the highest crown of this mountain is a bed-shaped form, great in length and width, built of slabs fixed around it, called the Bed or the grave of Idris. And it is said that whoever lies and sleeps on that bed, one of two things will happen to him – either he will be a poet of the best kind, or go entirely demented. Close by are other interesting mountain ranges we may visit. Last year we also visited the local mountainous forests in Coed y Brenin forest park, with lovely waterfalls. We are going to stay in an award winning three-star hostel in Corris. It is a school over a 100 years old. The hut is big but is really cosy, with a huge log fire and a very nice atmosphere. There are several big rooms for sharing, and one 8 person room will be allocated to girls only. We have hired the entire hut, and it is absolutely massive; it can sleep up to 45 people. Last year’s trip was a big success with 38 people. See Poster. Trip Organiser: Michiel Mentink ( & Helen Davies Leaders: Michael, Jaya John, Chris, Alec, Luke Accommodation: Corris Hostel Departure time & location: Trinity College gates, Broad St at 17:00 sharp Estimated return time: 21:00 Sunday night Cost: £70 Extra equipment: Well worn-in walking boots, good waterproofs Grid ref: SH711130