If you’re looking to get away to the mountains in a large group then Crashpad Lodge is the place to be. Sitting on the slopes of Mount Snowdon, carefully restored and with most of the interior furnishings having been crafted by the owner, Crashpad offers exclusive use of the bunkhouse for up to 18 people. This sustainable off grid accommodation is the perfect base for mountaineers, hikers and groups looking to get away from it all whilst still being within reach of amenities on offer in the quaint Welsh village of Llanberis
- Self Catering
- Good For Large Groups
- Private Hire & Exclusive Use
- Carbon Neutral
- Mountain Location
- Car Essential
As the sole owner of an off grid lodge there are always tasks to be done around Crashpad and Josh welcomes any extra hands. Volunteers can work from from 9.00 - 5.00, Monday - Wednesday helping out on the grounds. There’s no requirements to volunteer - just a helpful and positive attitude! Volunteering costs £50 and includes your accommodation at Crashpad
If you want to help with the upkeep of the lodge please let Josh know in the Special Requests section of your booking enquiry form and he will be most grateful for your help!
About The Area
Located in the heart of Snowdonia National Park Crashpad Lodge offers immediate access to great hiking trails, mountaineering, canoeing and beautiful Welsh scenery. Although based in a remote area, pubs, restaurants and shops can be easily found in the village of Llanberis, only 4 kms away. The mountainous landscapes of the area offers a remote location where you can switch off and enjoy nature.
There are lots of activities to get involved in at at Crashpad. Here are a few suggestions for your trip:
Try mountaineering, rock climbing and bouldering in the Welsh Mountains
Try out ziplining, underground trampolining and caving excursions at Zip World
Head to Llyn Padarn Lake for breathtaking views and water sports activities including scuba diving
Go Mountain Biking or canoeing for an adventurous day out
Summit Mount Snowdon or Glyder Fawr
Take the Llanberis Railway across the valley, through unspoilt woodlands and incredible views from Cei Llydan
If you’re visiting in July head down to Llanberis to cheer on the International Snowdon Race runners
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Mountain Biking
- Zip Lining Nearby
Meet the hosts
Josh is an avid sports enthusiast and specialises in climbing, skiing, kayaking and mountaineering so it’s no surprise that before opening Crashpad he worked as an Outdoor Instructor in various locations including the Lake District, North Wales and Europe. Josh has been running Crashpad since 2014 after a severe back injury forced him to change career - wanting to help others enjoy the outdoor lifestyle he set about restoring an old lodge to offer a sustainable place to stay for groups eager to explore the outdoors.
How To Get There
Due to the remote location of the bunkhouse a car is essential - getting to the bunkhouse from the road will require a 4x4 so up to 3 cars can be parked in the allocated space a quarter of a mile from the lodge - from there you can either walk or arrange to be collected and taken to the lodge with your luggage.
Crashpad Lodge can be tricky to find so we suggest the following directions listed below to find its whereabouts in the vast Welsh mountains. (Putting the Address of the Bunkhouse into a SatNav will NOT work)
Head for Llanberis and stick to the A4086. You are looking for the mini roundabout next to the Royal Victoria Hotel. Look for the exit onto Victoria terrace and continue all the way down to the end of Victoria Terrace where you will come to a cattle grid taking you up the start of the Llanberis path.
Follow this steep road up past the Snowdon Cafe on your left hand side. Continue up the winding road, passing a large barn on your right. Continue up the road and under the large brick work bridge which the Snowdon Mountain Railway passes over.
The entrance to track of the Bunkhouse is approximately 150m after the brick bridge on the right where you will see a large cattle barn. It will feel like you have gone completely the wrong way but as you pass the cattle barn look down into the valley straight head of you and there you will see the Bunkhouse at the foothill of Moel Cynghorion mountain.
Please note There is only parking for 3 non 4x4 vehicles within a quarter of a mile of the Bunkhouse. Vehicles must never be parked around or in front of the cattle barn at the top of the track to the Bunkhouse. The Livestock will scratch and damage your vehicle. This will also upset the local farmer who needs access to this barn and the land around the barn at all time.
Grid reference on a OS 1:25 - 584,574 (building name Helfa Fawr)
Coordinates: 53.119°N 4.131°W
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