YHA Snowdon Ranger, situated at the foot of Wales’ highest and most famous mountain, is the perfect retreat for a geography field trip or any group break involving physical activity. While learning more about the geology of the mountain and surrounding area, study tours can take the Snowdon Ranger Path to the summit – it’s one of the easier routes and is suitable for most group ability levels.
However, that’s not all the hostel offers to UK school trips and group visits. The nearby Caernarfon Castle, a hugely impressive structure dating back to the 13th century, is steeped in local history and a great destination for an educational break. History students can also learn more about the area’s industrial past at the Sygun Copper Mine.
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Learning Outside the Classroom
YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.
For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.
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How to get here
By car and coach:
The hostel is on the A4085, eight miles south of Caernarfon and five miles north of Beddgelert. Go from Beddgelert into Rhyd Ddu and keep on the main road, the property appears on the right. Sat nav will tell you to turn right just before the bridge – don’t carry on the main road.
The Snowdon Sherpa Bus Service route S4 passes YHA Snowdon Ranger but there is currently no service on Sundays or Bank Holiday