Sat, 24 Jun|
Hillwalking taster - Denbighshire
See the benefits of hillwalking for yourself on one of our guided hillwalking taster. Improve your fitness, test out your kit and have fun.
Time & Location
24 Jun, 09:00
Denbighshire, Denbighshire, UK
About the event
Is this you?
Is Snowdon or Scafell Pike on your bucket list?
Not sure whether you are up to it?
Never been up a mountain before?
Want to improve your fitness?
Want to test out your kit?
Want to have a bit of fun along the way?
Whatever your reason, there is no time like the present!
About the event
Join us on one of our 6 mile-ish taster events in the stunning area of Denbighshire, an area bursting with a wide variety of natural wonders and boasting five castles and a number of iron age hillforts. In particular, the county is home to the Clwydian Range (Moel Famau the highest point) and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing the perfect environment for a host of outdoor activities, particularly hillwalking. We therefore have a lot of route options which may include the summits of Moel Famau, Moel Gyw, Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur.
Whilst people may say "oh, I've been up Moel Famau a load of times", they have often used the most direct and busiest routes. SUP & Summit plan routes which avoid the crowds and provide a more 'off the beaten track' experience, on paths you are unlikely to have used before - that's what our clients have told us anyway!
Our hillwalking taster event adverts do not stipulate the route that is planned for that day as route choice is determined by who signs up - this means that clients have the opportunity to do a new route, rather than duplicating a previous one. They will all be within 12 miles of Loggerheads Country Park - as far as Bodfari or Llandegla.
About the pace and terrain
We will walk at a pace that suits the group - usually 3-4km per hour. The main worry that clients have before coming on a taster event is that they will hold the group up - this is never the case - and you will be encouraged and supported along the way. If you are someone who wants to race around the route, then these events aren't for you!
The terrain is always varied, replicating what you would find in a mountain environment - from open space, road, grass and woodland - and undulating - with some steepish sections but, we will take on whatever confronts us in our own time, taking in the views. Thick mud, big puddles and scree may be underfoot in places on the ascent and descent, requiring extra care and therefore sturdy footwear, such as worn-in walking boots which cover the ankle, are essential.
Who is the event suitable for?
Anyone new to hill walking without any significant balance or mobility issues
Persons aged over 16 - although under 16s welcomed if accompanied by a parent / legal guardian
Anyone with enthusiasm and willingness to cope with whatever the weather has in store!
*Dogs are not permitted due to livestock on paths*
Cost: £15pp (you must pre-book)
Meet: Rhydymwyn service station at 9am
Distance: 6 miles approx
Duration: 3.5-5 hours depending on group pace
Maximum group ratio: 10:1
Strenuousness level: Easy -Moderate (refer to 'Am I fit enough?' page on website
Leadership from qualified mountain leader / first aider
Coaching as we walk
Wonderful views (weather permitting)
Sense of achievement at the end!