Dear HMC members
This weekend is the HMC trip to Tan Yr Wyddfa, a mountaineering hut in Snowdonia at Rhyd Ddu. This is a last call for any members wishing to go on the trip to book your place for what we hope will be a great weekend.
From the hut, on a clear day you can see the top of Snowdon and you can walk from here all the way to the summit on the well marked Rhyd Ddu path.
The hut is also a superb base for walks onto the Nantlle ridge, Moel Hebog, Mynydd Mawr and Yr Aran. There is a pub, a café and a Welsh Highland Railway station close by. The shops, restaurants and pubs of Beddgelert are only five miles away. The hut is well placed for rock climbing in Snowdonia anywhere – being within easy driving distance of Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Llanberis pass and most other popular mountains crags and paths within central Snowdonia. Even Gogarth is only an hour’s drive away.
The hut is fitted with electrical storage heaters, which makes it comfortable. It has four bedrooms and sleeps 22 people in bunk beds. One room (with 6 beds) is always reserved exclusively for use by Oread members – leaving up to 16 beds available for hire by other clubs.
There are three toilets and both men’s and women’s washrooms with showers. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas cookers, microwave oven, electrical kettles, hot water boiler and toasters, plus all the necessary cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. There is also a good-sized utility room with fridges, food storage racks and a drying room for wet clothes. We have a large lounge with an open fire. Wood and coal are supplied. Outside there is a lockable bike shed, wood store and coal bunker.
There is a car park adjacent to the hut, which accommodates 10 car park.
Organiser: Paul Hearn