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.
February 24, 2018:
March 3, 2018:
Join us once again for a relaxed evening of Music hosted by local singer-songwriter Alan Mannouch. Feel free to bring your instruments & voices to join in. Drinks licence extended until 11:00 pm.
March 17, 2018:
A fell race with a difference with the infamous 500 plus steps as you climb onto the Eastern flanks of the mighty Carneddau, prizes usually more than a little inventive bringing a smile at the post race awards.
6.8K with 518 metres of ascent, toilets, food & hot drinks available, entry on the day.
A long out & back route to the Aran Fawdy the highest summit in Southern Snowdonia, 16.1K with 945 metres of ascent. An excellent race in the lesser frequented Arans.
Entry on the day, teams free (3 to count).
March 27, 2018:
We are pleased to be hosting this Quiz night for The Snowdonia Society. It will be free entry on the night with donations towards the Society encouraged to help fund their excellent work which includes Practical Conservation as well as campaigning to protect the National Park.
The quiz’ MC will be Sarah McCartney which is more than fitting as Sarah is Irish & the Quiz is on St. Patrick’s Day, so an excellent excuse to raise a glass to the Irish. There will be plenty of generous prizes up for grabs too.
On the night it will also be possible to join & become New Members of the Snowdonia Society too.
For those also seeking food last hot food orders will be at 7:00 pm allowing the Quiz to get underway by 8:00 pm, Drinks License extended to 11:oo pm.
March 31, 2018:
The increasingly popular mid-week series gets underway on Tuesday 27th March on Moel Tryfan, a great way to get out once the clocks have gone forward & the long awaited lighter nights have arrived. Will Paul be able to sneak out of the cafe early once or twice this year to finally experience the camaraderie & evening light on the hills, think the answer could be yes this year at last! Mind you he said all that last year & was permanently AWOL!
12 Races on consecutive Tuesday evenings culminate in Llanberis including prize giving on June 19th, best 5 finishes to count.
Entry on the days just £2 with junior races at just £1.
April 6, 2018:
A popular race with registration at Fron School near Caernarfon.
11.4K with 716 metres of ascent, entry on the day.
June 2, 2018:
A film, music & poetry night hosted by Rob Johnson (IML) of Filmuphigh & Rachel Bolton.
Sometimes having to face something as challenging as grief can trigger healing. After the sudden loss of her Mountaineering Musician Husband, Rachel Bolton decides to not only climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle but to play her fiddle to him on top. A moving film with an original score & plenty of breathtaking & dizzying footage of Skye’s Mountains.
In addition they will be accompanied by Ian Wilson (Musician) & Sian Tower (Poet) to make it a diverse & unique evening at the Siabod Cafe, a must for anyone who has used Mountains & or Music to help overcome their own grief.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards our Reach Out for Nepal campaign for the fitting out of the Melamchi School in Nepal which was devastated in the 2015 Earthquake in association with Doug Scott’s charity Community Action Nepal (CAN). NB. This is a change from our plan to donate proceeds to our Defib. campaign which has already reached it’s target.
Hot food will be available on the night until 7:00 pm. Drinks license until 10:30 pm. Film & Music estimated between 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm.
June 23, 2018:
Classic race starting near the North Wales coastline north of Abergwyngregyn & finishing on the summit of Snowdon. There is also a shorter race which is still demanding starting from the Ogwen valley. Various classes including Fell Runners, Mountaineer’s & Team entries.
The full race covers 32K with 2,440 Metres of ascent, the short race a ‘mere’ 13K with 1,220 Metres of ascent,remember with both you have to drag yourself back down Snowdon after the finish too!
Entry on line, start times vary on race/route options, expect a kit check so carry what is asked for.
July 7, 2018:
We are pleased to confirm this year’s charity event will be 23rd June 2018.
A full listing of events will be published on the Nepal Page of our Web-site by no later than end of February 2018, we hope you can contribute to help make this year’s fund raising as successful as it possibly can be.
November 10, 2018:
Held in conjunction with the Capel Curig Village Show this is an ideal introduction to Fell running in one of Snowdonia’s classic races.
8.7K with 700 metres of ascent, registration opens within The Moel Siabod Cafe at 12:00pm with Gaby’s Goulash included within the entry fee & served to all runners at the finish.
There is also a Junior’s race at 14:05 for Over 10’s, Under 14’s & Under 16’s.
Small charge to park on the Show Ground going to the Village fund.
Post race tug of war between the runners & locals as ever brings the event to a fun packed climax.
Entry on the Day.
We are delighted to welcome Doug Scott OBE 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.