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.
November 3, 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
A fell race more or less on my doorstep which I’ve yet to try, maybe this year?
10.3K with 562 metres of ascent it counts as the first of three races making up the Meirionnydd clubs Winter Series.
Entry on the day includes soup, team entry free (3 to count).
November 10, 2018:
We are pleased to be hosting this presentation which has a strong local connection on the Cafe’s doorstep.
Dr. Susanne Shultz will cover the story of their biology, behaviour, communities & conservation. Come & find out all about these majestic & wild mountain creatures. Scientists have been studying them & their family groups for many years, the insights gained will be a fascinating in depth look into their origins, lives & conservation.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite on line or from the Cafe counter with ticket proceeds going to The Carneddau Mountain Pony Society.
Cold snacks & an extended bar will be available up until 10:00 pm.
November 17, 2018:
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.
November 22, 2018:
Ever popular end of season fell race across the Northern slopes of the Carneddau.
On-line entry only at www.fabian4.co.uk
Use car parks at GR 754769, 759769 & 749770 free bus to start, please car share & allow extra time.
16.1K with 594 metres of ascent & of course that bog crossing, why wouldn’t you!
December 15, 2018:
We are delighted that the Cafe has been chosen to host one of BMC’s Winter Skills Lectures this year & look forward to seeing Sam Leary & Nick Jones passing on their insightful knowledge, they have 70 years of experience between them!
With the lecture starting at 7:00 pm last hot food orders will be as normal at 5:30 pm, there will be an extended bar until 10:00 pm with cakes and other snacks available too.
A great way to set up your skills allowing you to broaden your horizons for the winter ahead or simply sharpen skills you already use.
For tickets visit; thebmc.co.uk/winterlectures
We are delighted to welcome back Mike Lees to host this Quiz in aid of our local Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation. This popular Christmas time event can tend to fill up so it’s advisable to book your teams table early.
Minimum entry fee per team member is £2 but please give more in aid of such a worthy cause.
Mike will no doubt have you laughing out loud & scratching your heads in equal measure.
Food served until 7:00pm with the Quiz getting under way at 8:00pm & drinks license until 11:00pm.