Close To The Mountains

Llandudno Hostel, situated near the beach, but has the benefit of also being close to many mountains in the picturesque North Wales. Very close proximity to Snowdonia national park. Mountains listed in order of closest proximity Carnedd Llywelyn, Glyder Fawr, Tryfan, Snowdon are all within 35 minute- 45 minute driving time from Llandudno Hostel. The hills a short walk -15 minute drive closest to Llandudno Hostel for are The Great Orme, Little Orme, Nant y Gamer and Conwy Mountain.

We love to host hikers, ramblers, mountain bikers and cyclists at our property. With secure bike store we are a great venue for the outdoor enthusiast. There are bus routes to Snowdon, if required, we gladly help visitors plan their routes for public transport to Pen y Pass and which trail to choose for hiking up Snowdon. There is nothing more magical, in my opinion, than climbing or drawing a mountain. The fresh air, stunning scenery below, heat of the sun beating on your cheeks and good company, all make for memorable days out. I personally love any time of year in the mountains. Whether that is from down low or up high. Summer time there are less risks with climbing mountains and the adventure is so much fun. We do recommend you carefully plan your day out to avoid such trouble as some of my friends have had.
Mountains must be treated with respect. Always wear sensible footwear, look at weather forecast and bring a jacket as weather can be changeable and windy at the top. If you have someone with severe disabilities in your hiking party it is advisable to check in with the mountain rescue ranger service, as some mountains have no phone signal; if you say you will ring at a certain time and you don’t they can then send help.

Some of my friends enjoy the hike up Snowdon in the early hours to watch the sunrise. I’m too lazy to do that….more one for my husband I think!

The Glyders covered in snow is so beautiful in the winter but make for more treacherous hiking conditions. We have had to rescue hikers before in the winter, who went up one side of the mountain and took a wrong compass bearing and ended up early evening in the freezing winter dark on the wrong side of the mountain surrounded by fog. We care about our guests and hope you hike in safe conditions. We would recommend families with very young children (2-5 year olds) avoid Tryfan as our 3 year old didn’t cope well with that hike over massive boulders to the top. It was a lot of pushing, pulling and carrying our toddler and was a bad choice for her age; yet her older siblings absolutely loved the challenge it brought them and felt a wonderful sense of achievement.

Whatever way you choose to enjoy the mountains, they deserve respect, awe and to be climbed! For me personally it is a passion to draw them, for my husband it is a passion to reach the summit. We hope to welcome you for your own adventures to stay at Llandudno Hostel, a beautiful gateway to Snowdonia.

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