The sky’s the limit!
Get trained or come to stay - you decide! Yr Hafod is located in Snowdonia National Park in the Ogwen Valley and is flanked by majestic mountains on either side, which makes it a perfect place for to stay for a mountain adventure with your group or to receive training and assessment to allow you take others hill walking or rock climbing.
Yr Hafod runs permit training and assessment courses, Explorer adventure weekends, open DofE Gold Expeditions and First Aid courses.
If that’s not enough for you, we also run the Mountain Training Mountain Leader Award, Hill & Moorland Leader Award, Rock-Climbing Instructor Award and the Hill Skills and Mountain Skills personal skills awards. If that’s still not enough for you then you can join one of our weekends for introduction to the mountains or a guided walk experience.
All our courses are subsidised for Scouts volunteers and our staff are keen to pass on their knowledge in a fun and informative way.
FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATION
The recently upgraded Hostel, which can sleep up to 32 people, has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, four dormitories, wash/shower rooms and a lounge for meetings or to relax in. We have good road access and parking for up to 10 vehicles directly outside the building. Unfortunately, camping is not available at the Hostel.
Available badge programmes
Explorer adventure weekends
Reach new heights
Surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains in Snowdonia National Park, ScoutsCymru's Yr Hafod is the ideal base to explore this stunning area of North Wales.
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
- Head to the top – and climb Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain; hike or go by train, with Snowdon Mountain Railway
- Head over to Zipworld with its amazing 100 mph zipwire, or to Bounce Below, an incredible underground trampoline experience
- Go surfing at Surf Snowdonia – the world’s first inland surf lagoon
- Visit National Slate Museum in Llanberis