Local Upcoming Events
We aim to provide you with regular events lists & updates to help both promote them & provide you with information that may encourage you to either participate in them or simply spectate.
There are regular Fell races, other Sports Events, Arts Festivals, Music events etc. throughout Snowdonia, hopefully this information will help you to enjoy them & possibly even encourage you to take part in them.
If you are organising or interested in an event not listed please feel free to contact us for it’s inclusion.
August 24, 2018:
August 26, 2018:
Not for the feint hearted or the intelligent so if you are either just turn up to watch the daredevils descend from Tryfan’s summit to the A.5, the record is an amazing 8 minutes.
Register in the car park at the race finish from 5:00 pm, entry £1 on the day with all monies going a little bit worryingly to Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, you do not need much up top to understand why!
September 1, 2018:
Short sharp fell race traditionally held during the August Bank Holiday. Great little race with the promise of a dip in the pool at the finish.
Entry on-line or on the day, please park in the specially opened race car park field (extra £1.00 charge) & not the Snowdonia National Park car park.
7.2K with 564 metres of ascent, the top section being a grade 1 scramble.
September 9, 2018:
Classic fell race over the northern hills of Snowdonia, 14.5K with 855 metres of ascent.
Entry £6.00 on line at www.fabian4.co.uk. or £8.00 on the day.
NB. Please do not park in the Pub car park.
September 22, 2018:
A Triathlon with a difference centred around the beautiful Conwy valley.
Solo entrants as well as Team’s of 3 with a Duathlon as a further option, full details can be found on Fabian 4 Dyffryn Mountain Challenge web-site but below is an outline of the stages which make up this great event.
Kayak on the tidal Conwy river – 13K
Fell run up onto the Eastern Carneddau – 12K
Mountain Bike on sections of the Marin Trail – 18K
September 29, 2018:
Held the same day as the Nant Peris Festival, 8K with 853 metres of ascent, brutal early climb rewarding with a fine traverse before at times a technical descent.
Entry on the day, registration opens at 12:30.
October 5, 2018:
A long classic route taking in 6 summits either side of the Llanberis pass including the summit of Snowdon, experience & navigation skills essential. 28.2K with an impressive 2,600 metres of ascent. Also option to run the Peris short but be warned you’ll still need navigation skills over this still demanding 13.2K route with 1,375 metres of ascent. (£7.00 on line & £8.00 on the day – earlier start at 10:30 am).
Entry on line £7.00 at www.fabian4.co.uk or £8.00 on the day.
October 20, 2018:
More details to follow so watch this space but in the meantime we are delighted to announce that Tim will be giving the above presentation at our Cafe.
Many of you will know that following meeting Paul on his Nepalese trek in 2012, where Tim was the European leader culminating in leading Paul to the summit of Island Peak, Tim has been instrumental in guiding Paul into true Alpinism a journey that has now seen Paul reach 17 of the Alps 4,000 metre peaks. But Tim’s work is far more varied then simply helping guide clients in the Alps. In recent years he has led or travelled throughout the world including true wildernesses such as Scandanavia, Greenland, Patagonia & Antarctica.
This will be a great opportunity to see behind the scenes the workings & mindset of a full time Outdoor Professional & enthusiast.
Could this presentation expand your own horizons? We are sure that it will!
You can book now, ticket receiopts will be going to Tim’s chosen charity, peoples kitchen, for more details go to www.peopleskitchen.co.uk
November 3, 2018:
Another chance to attend one of Mike Lees’ highly enjoyable & funny Quiz Night’s at the Siabod cafe. This one is in aid of the Little Adoption Shop & organised by our good friend Hazel Robbins so we hope you will be able to attend & have a great night out in Capel Curig. There will be an Auction of donated items before the Quiz starts, Quiz Prizes & also a Raffle too.
Some more about this good cause:-
The Little Adoption Shop (LAS) was founded in 2011, it is a Beizing-based Dog rescue & adoption organisation. The Quiz Facebook group page with updates and information about items for auction, raffle etc. is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2059228044127486/about/
In the last 6 years it has rescued & provided shelter to more than a thousand dogs including many who’s fate would have gone to the meat trade & others who have been trapped or exposures to many other dangers. LAS concentrate on saving the sickest/most difficult dogs first irrespective that these are often the most costly cases to cure.
Chris Barden who runs LAS in Dion & Goby’s story: In 2016 Dion Leonard, an altramarathon runner, was followed by a little stray dog (later named Gobi) whilst running a 155 mile race across (yes you’ve guessed it) the Gobi Desert. Dion decided to reward his new follower by bringing her back to the UK but whilst in quarantine in Urumqi she went missing in a city of 3 million people. Chris & his team were instrumental in finding Gobi, this turned into a bestseller ‘Finding Gobi’ & is now being developed into a film by 20th Century Fox!
LAS are widely known in China, have a don’t give up & no kill policy & are an non-government organisation so totally reliant on donations.
Please join with Hazel, Mike & ourselves to help raise some funds to allow Chris & his team to continue helping dogs in a country where they clearly need that help.
If you wish to donate but cannot attend the quiz you can do so by either contacting Hazel at email@example.com or by visiting Little Adoption Shop Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/adoptionshop.
Entry to the quiz is £2.00 minimum per person but of course we’d be delighted if you give more.
Last orders for those wanting hot food will be 7:00 pm, extended bar until 11:00 pm.
November 10, 2018:
This years festival will have a brand new look & will be based in Betws-y-Coed, the Gateway to Snowdonia.
There will be walks for all ages & abilities all led by local guides who will help you understand the stunning landscapes around you.
For full details simply go to the snowdoniawalkingfestival.co.uk
We are delighted to welcome Doug Scott CBE back to the Cafe again this Autumn. Doug will be presenting ‘The Hard Road to Everest’ covering part 1 of his Autobiography ‘Up And About’ which was published in 2016 a book which I read avidly & was seriously marked by his recollection of detail & candid telling of his motivations, experiences & personal relationships with those he came into contact with, I was left itching for the second volume to come along soon. The presentation will cover Doug’s formative years up to & including his ascent of Everest (the hard way) in 1977 with Dougal Haston. We are also delighted to welcome back Paul Braithwaite who will add contributions within the presentation itself to help offer further insight into some of the experiences they shared.
During the evening Doug will be selling signed copies of the book together with copies of his latest book ‘The Ogre’, another riveting read which almost sadly for me has delayed the publishing of the 2nd Volume of his Autobiography. He will also have other Nepalese artefacts available for sale too.
The last two years we have sold out so to be sure of a seat please book early, payment is required in advance & as ever all proceeds from our ticket sales will be going to Doug’s charity Community Action Nepal. Tickets are also available through Eventbrite with a small additional booking fee applicable.
Please note that for those seeking food last hot food orders will be 18:00, drinks license extended until 10:00 pm.