Bryn Hafod Hut Meet in the Aran Mountains near Machynlleth

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26/04/2024 - 28/04/2024 All day

Coordinator ; David Nightingale

Bry Hafod Mountain Hut is set at the head of the magnificent Cwm Cywarch in the Aran Mountains of Mid Wales - an area rich in unspoilt climbing and hill walking. This is one of the nicest hut locations you could wish for. It is a remote isolated location and simply appointed with a large kitchen, Calor gas powered cooking hobs, mains electricity, showers, hot water and a multi-stove. The bunk room is Alpine bunk style (not individual bunks).

The opportunities for a great day out start immediately from the hut doorstep in the Aran hills or with a short drive to the Cadir Idris area. Meet participants are welcome to walk or climb as they please on this meet but I will be visiting Cadir Idris on the Saturday and will be very happy for anyone to join me. Crags above the hut offer rock climbing off the beaten path.

I shall be providing a delicious communal meal for all on the Saturday night (approx£5). I will also be organising an edition of the legendary light hearted 'Nightingale's Newspaper Quiz' (with prizes) on Saturday evening for those who wish to partake.

Hut OS Map Ref SH 853 194 For more info

I have booked 10 bunk spaces for the Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of April at a cost of £25 per person for the two nights. The hut will sleep a few more than this so if needed I hope to be able to book more spaces. Booking will be on a 'first come first served ' basis and booking and payment should be made by 15th April please.

For more details, or to reserve a space, please contact David Nightingale Tel:
07584 933 844; email:

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