Arete Outdoor Centre, Arete Outdoor Education Centre, Llanrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4AP

Call Gareth Davies on 01286 672136


The Arete Outdoor Centre in Snowdonia National Park, offers excellent access to the stunning coastline, meandering rivers, awesome mountains and large lakes of North Wales and Anglesey. With comfortable, affordable, bunkhouse style accommodation and large kitchens for easy catering this is a great base for groups of friends or family. The area is passionate about its language, music and history and is rich with magnificent castles, steam railways, heritage and festivals, so there's plenty to do. The team are happy to help with advice on how best to spend your stay and a range of exciting outdoor activities are available through the centre's well qualified and experienced staff. Catering for over 100 people is available. Several social rooms allow space for down-time, the games room having pool and table tennis tables. Large storage for bikes, kayaks and surfboards and individual cloakrooms for outdoor kit. Car parking available and a large field for activities. Local eating out at Glyntwrog Inn is just 200m away.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    100+ in 22 rooms split into three blocks of 20, 58 and 30+
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Catered from £30pp, self-catering from £15 pp. Sole use deals.
  • Booking:

    via email: or phone 01286 672136 or 07743336093
  • Directions:

    Sat navs use LL55 4AP. From A55 at jct 11 follow signs to Llanberis and then Llanrug. Turn left just before the Glyntwrog pub the Centre is 200m on your right. Pickups from Bangor station can be arranged or use taxi or local bus.
  • Public Transport:

    Train to Llanfairpwll or Bangor. Buses to Caernafon and local buses from Bangor and Caernarfon.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available only to groups and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Slate Trail, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Wales Coast Path, the Lon Las Cymru and the Holidays in Isolation page.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
2VisitWales Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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Snowdonia has the widest choice of outdoor activities available to schools in the UK

August 29th 2019

Arete Outdoor Centre is the perfect base for your school group. Activities from rock climbing to bushcraft, gorge walking to sea kayaking can all be organised.

Snowdonia has the widest choice of outdoor activities available in the UK and the Arete Outdoor Centre can you help your pupils try their hands at many of them.  From  rock climbing to bushcraft the qualified instructors at the Arete Centre can help your group take part in many land based activities in Snowdonia, including mountain walking,  abseiling, sea level traversing and mine and cave exploration.  The water based activities available make use of the nearby coast, the inland lakes and the many torrential streams.  These include  gorge walking and canyoning, coasteering, lake canoeing, sea kayaking, white water kayaking and surfing.

School trips at Arete Outdoor Centre

Snowdonia is calling…

July 17th 2019

The mountains whisper, in a deep melodious breeze… telling of the and ancient myths and modern legends who climb the peaks… and return to Arete Outdoor Centre in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Our outdoor centre set right in heart of Snowdonia National Park can welcome up to 77 people! We can also have up to 200 participating on activities off site at once, we have the facilities and expertise to provide to a diverse range of groups.

We offer excellent access to the stunning coastline, meandering rivers, awesome mountains and large lakes of North Wales and Anglesey.


Climbing Snowdon.

May 1st 2018

Are you brave enough to make the trek?

While staying in Snowdonia you can’t not experience the trek up Snowdon! The magnificent views are breathtakingly worth the trek! 



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