Get a direct train from London! Only 3 ½ hours' train journey away from London Euston, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge
is situated on the A5, eight miles south of Bangor and 2 miles south of Bethesda in the Nant Ffrancon Valley, North Wales. By road
From the north (Manchester, Liverpool etc), leave the A55 at junction 11 and follow signs for Bethesda and Betws y Coed. Drive straight through Bethesda, passing the entrance to the Ogwen Bank Caravan Park on your right. The entrance to the course centre is about 1 mile on your left, just after a small stone chapel, where the valley opens out. Begin to slow down when you see the road sign warning of sheep on the road. There is a large green sign just outside the course centre.
From the south, travel through Betws-y-Coed on the A5. After some 7 miles, pass Lake Ogwen on your right. The road then drops into the Nant Francon valley. The entrance to Snowdonia Mountain Lodge Lodge is about 2 miles down the valley on the right, immediately after a cream-painted farmhouse. By rail
There are frequent rail services to Bangor from London and other major cities in the UK. For train information, call the National Rail Enquiry Service on 00 44 (0)845 748 4950, or visit their website
. There are taxis available from Bangor railway station to Snowdonia Mountain Lodge. If you would like to share a taxi with other course participants, please indicate on the form provided so we can give your details to them.
By air By ferry
The nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool. The cheapest flights from Benelux are usually via Easyjet to Liverpool (www.easyjet.com). You can then travel either by train or taxi. There are regular rail services to Bangor from Manchester Airport. From Liverpool Airport, take bus 500 to Lime Street railway station. From there you catch a train to Chester where you change to a train for Bangor. The 12 o’clock flight from Amsterdam gives you plenty of time to travel to reach the course centre by 5pm. For your information, if you are interested in offsetting your CO2 emissions, do visit www.climatecare.org
If you are coming from Benelux and are interested in a more environmental travel option, the nearest port is Hull (for P&O sailings from Rotterdam) Passengers coming to Dru courses get a special rate if coming as a group of 10 or more. You can either bring your car or come as a foot passenger on the over-night ferry – cabins are available.Taxis
Local firms to the centre are:
Owen's Luxury Chauffer Service
Tel: 01248 602260
Mob: 07761619475Lee's Taxi
Email: email@example.comPesda Cars
Tel: 01248 605030 or fax 01248 605505 to book
From Bangor train station to Snowdonia Mountain Lodge - £15 (car) or £18-20 ( minibus)
From Liverpool airport - £80 (car) or £80-£100(minibus)
Manchester airport - £90 (car) A5 taxis
Tel: 01248 360360
From Bangor train station to Snowdonia Mountain Lodge - £15 (car) or £20 (minibus)
From Liverpool/Manchester airport - £80 (car) or £90 (minibus)
N.B. Please book with the taxi firms direct. We cannot be held responsible for the reliability of any taxi services and do not recommend any particular firm.
If you wish, we can put you in touch with others who are likely to be travelling from the same airport or station at a similar time to you, so that you can arrange to share transport. Please let us know if you do not want us to pass your name to others who enquire.
Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor,
North Wales LL57 3LX
Tel: 01248 602 900 ext 207
(reception extension – please try to let us know if you are arriving late)