We ran our first mid-week 4 night Anglesey trip in 2021 and everyone loved it and asked if we could run it again, so here it is for the 3rd year!
Why not join us for a fabulous mid-week break on Holy Island off Anglesey - we just love this area, the venue and everything it has to offer. It will involve exploring some of the most stunning coastal views on Anglesey (so don’t forget your camera). This four night trip will be a refreshing break with guided walks and local visits. The island is such a beautiful area, full of places for us to visit. Castles, beaches, shopping… you name it!
Our venue is a short walk from the beautiful coastline where there are quiet coves, rockpools and a little further on, a beautful sandy beach. The gorse seems to be in bloom all year round and there are wooded areas to explore or you can just relax onsite.
Early Bird Price. This event is on early bird pricing until the end of May 2023 when the price rises
|Member Camping||£30.00||£169.00 due by 17 Jun 2023|
|Member Dormitory Share||£35.00||£199.00 due by 17 Jun 2023|
|Member Dormitory Share FEMALE||£35.00||£199.00 due by 17 Jun 2023|
|Double Share||£35.00||£259.00 due by 17 Jun 2023|
4 Nights' accommodation in comfortable Spice exclusive hostel or your own tent, 3 packed lunches, 3 cooked breakfasts/breakfasts with hot items, 1 Continental breakfast, 2 guided walks and 3 evening meals
Snacks, soft drinks/alcoholic drinks, 1 evening meal and any optional activities booked
Lauren 07852 366055
On our trip to Anglesey, we will be staying at the 3 star Outdoor Alternative which has facilities designed for comfort all year round. The buildings are heated and well ventilated so our stay will be warm, fresh and relaxed.
For those in the hostel accommodation, there’s no need to worry about bedding since pillows, duvet & sheets are provided but obviously if you choose the camping option, please bring your own. Toilet, shower and wash room facilities are either ensuite or adjacent to the bedrooms and for those camping there are onsite facilities.
The rooms are of a good size taking 3 or 4 people and there is the option to pay a supplement for a double room share for couples. There is room to socialise in the dining room and conservatory and we will be putting up the event shelters so that we can hopefully dine and socialise outdoors too.
The facilities provide space for parking although there is a good chance we will be blocking each other in for those staying in the dormitories.
As always with these hostel style weekends, everyone is expected to muck in to help make the break goes smoothly from helping with the cooking, washing up and making sure that the venue is left spick and span upon our departure.
What to bring: To ensure that you are properly equipped, please take a moment to read through the ‘What to bring list’ and ensure that you have the necessary clothing and equipment.
Covid/Infection Guidance: As a matter of respect to other members when attending events, we ask that you take the following guidance into account. People with symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and who have a high temperature or do not feel well, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others. Those who are asked – or choose to test – and get a positive COVID-19 result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days following the day of their positive result. Normal Spice/Walkwise Terms & Conditions apply.
Travel Insurance: It is also recommended that when travelling on holiday or attending Spice weekends away in the UK or overseas that you have adequate travel insurance in case of emergency, cancellation, etc. Travel insurance is an important aspect to booking a weekend or holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances. We also strongly recommend a personal travel insurance policy that includes COVID-19 cover. While we cannot recommend specific insurance policies as everyone’s requirements are personal to them, Spice have linked up with market leader Staysure Travel Insurance which you may like to take a look at.
Suggested kit list:
• Walking boots
• A Water bottle (minimum 1 litre)
• A Rucksack with a plastic liner
• Waterproofs: jacket and trousers
• A Hat
• Walking socks
• Base layer: (thin thermal or warm T-shirt. Best not to be cotton as it gets cold when wet)
• Over layer: (warm sweater or fleece)
• Extra layer: warm top for when cold (eg. when stopped for lunch)
• Comfortable walking trousers (not jeans as they are too cold & heavy when wet)
• Personal Medication
• Casual/Smart casual clothes for the evening
• A Towel
You may wish to bring:
• Trekking Poles
• Vacuum flask (if you like hot drinks on the walks)
• Medium size Tupperware container or plastic bag, to put picnic lunch in.
• Sit mat
• Sun glasses
• Lip salve
• Personal first aid kit
• Binoculars to spot the wildlife
• Your swimming costume, after all we are only 300 metres from the beach!
• Alcohol if you fancy a tipple with/after your evening meals
• Any extra snacks/nibbles you may want for yourself (or to share if feeling generous!)
In good weather and/or summer, you may also wish to bring
• Short trousers
• T - Shirts
• Sun hat
• Sun tan lotion
In poor weather and/or winter, you may also wish to bring:
• Extra warm clothing
Camping Gear for those camping - seems obvious but you would be surprised!
Cutlery, glass, plate, mug etc
What could you do on our visit to Anglesey? Well, there are 125 miles of coast line!
Anglesey’s Porth Dafarch was voted one of “The Best 40 British Beaches” and Lligwy as one of the “10 Best Picnic Spots by the Sea”.
Beaumaris Castle; the great unfinished masterpiece, built by the English monarch Edward I in 1295. Such an impressive landmark in Anglesey deserves not to be missed.
Or perhaps you could take time out to marvel at the artwork of C. F. Tunnicliffe and Sir Kyffin Williams as Anglesey galleries proudly display some of their finest.
You can also visit the town of Beaumaris, which is charming with an individual array of shops. Nature lovers can wander around The Dingle Local Nature Reserve, which is bursting with wildlife in 25 acres of a wooded valley or South Stacks Cliff Nature Reserve with a seascape view from the cliffs.
PlasCadnant Hidden Gardens offers a stunning garden, woodland walks, waterfalls and a homely tea room which you may like to visit.
There are also many peaceful spots for shore fishing on many of the beaches across Anglesey. It’s hard to find an excuse not to stroll along these beaches.
We will be providing guided walks on at least 2 of the days and depending upon the walks we choose you many need to use your own cars to get to the start of these.
Directions: From the A55 dual carriageway across the Island leave at Junction 3, signposted Y Fali/Valley, A5; Follow signs for Y Fali/Valley, continue to the road junction traffic lights. Turn left for Trearddur (Bay) B4545. Continue for just over 1 mile, over the new road bridge, straight across the mini roundabout Take the left turn shortly after the bridge over the Inland Sea at Four Mile Bridge - signposted "Rhoscolyn" and "White Eagle" After 1.3 miles turn sharp left at the 'Silver Bay' sign. At about 1K/.6mile down this lane, look for a large white gate-post appearing in the middle of the road. Take the unmade track, to the right of the post; the gate says "Private road no cars" Follow this track 200m, Cerrigyr Adar / Outdoor Alternative is on the left, with large stone gateposts.