This weekend has it all; great scenery, great walks and above all great people to enjoy it with! This is our only walking weekend of 2024 and will sell out fast so be sure to secure your place now with a £50 deposit.
Let your expert guide lead the way into the stunning scenery that is Snowdonia National Park. With many scenic routes to choose from, be blown away by the beauty we have on our own doorstep.
Fancy a more relaxing weekend? On a Social Circle weekend, you decide what works for you. Either join the beautiful social walks on offer, or bob into the local town a short distance away for a coffee & cake, or take advantage of the peaceful tranquillity of the lodge...the choice is completely yours.
We will be staying at the stunning Capel Curig but will also be branching out to surrounding areas, such as Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia and its neighbouring towns and villages. This magical setting has a distinctly Alpine feel enhanced by the dense Gwydyr Forest surrounding Betws-y-Coed.
Never tried a Social Circle weekend before? Steve, your host is an expert in bringing together fun, like-minded people just like yourself, so you will feel at home straight away at a Social Circle event. 3 days/2 nights of walking/sightseeing weekend, 26th to 28th July 2024 with self contained en-suite accommodation. Breakfasts and packed lunches provided as well as the extra wee frilly bits that go into making a real fun social weekend. View accommodation here.
Friday evening - welcome get-together with a glass of wine, bubbly or beer which will give everyone a chance to get to know each other. Then dinner at around 8pm at the local pub and a chance to sample the local ale on offer.
We will set off from our accommodation on a lovely 9 mile walk, allowing us to see the beauty that lies right on our doorstep.
For those who just fancy seeing Betws-y-Coed at their own leisure instead of taking part in the walk, this stunning location gives visitors a chance to take life at their own pace.
This waterfall on the Afon Llugwy has become a familiar natural celebrity over the past 100 years and has featured on film, postcard and canvas. While its principal viewpoints are situated on the south bank of the Llugwy with the convenience of an ample parking along the A5 and within the hotel car park, it is observed far more dramatically if approached on foot along the northern bank.
Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, covering some 80 acres and situated about the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.
The Garden has two parts. The upper area, around the Hall, consists of formal lawns and herbaceous borders, magnificent Italianate Terraces featuring buttressed walls and brick paths, curved steps and pergolas, the Pin Mill and Lily ponds
Conwy castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. The first time that visitors catch sight of the castle, commanding a rock about the Conwy Estuary and demanding as much attention as the dramatic Snowdonia skyline behind it, they know they are in the presence of a historic site which still casts a powerful spell.
To finish off Saturdays day activities in the evening we will be eating at a lovely local restaurant, where we are guaranteed a quality meal and gives us a chance to catch up on the day's events over a chilled glass of wine or local ale.
After a lazy start reading the papers and after a good hearty breakfast, we will set off a few miles up the road to the Valley for a five mile circular walk around lake Idwal. Here, we will take in the spectacular sights of the Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges before we head home.
Nestled amongst spectacular scenery, between a river and a network of mountain footpaths, the lodge is uniquely positioned for outdoor enthusiasts. It has a patio area with fantastic views overlooking a mountain river and waterfall, a large drying room and a welcoming living room with fantastic waterfall views and real fire, perfect for cosying up after our day's events! The Mountain Lodge is comfortable for group accommodation with an ensuite shower and toilet in each bedroom.
Book a place and recharge your batteries during a relaxing and revitalising short break. This weekend will improve your health and well-being. By becoming more active you will have a great sense of achievement, more energy, sleep better and reduce your stress levels.
Weekends away are great social occasions and are always more fun as part of a group. It's a great way to meet new people so don't worry if you are coming on your own. We will be car sharing up and down so lifts won't be a problem if needed.
" I joined Social Circle as all my friends had settled down and I was looking to increase my circle of girlfriends. I also felt stuck in a rut and wanted to try new things and enchance my social life. Social Circle has had a positive effect on my life as I have met a group of like minded people and I always look forward to weekends. My social life is always filled with new and exciting acitivities. This is all down to joining Social Circle." Helen, Sale