Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland London Section
Our well-loved cottage Glanafon, has been with the club 50 years (November 2014) and has been steadily renovated and improved over the years. It retains its traditional character with wooden and stone floors but also meets modern safety standards.
Our club hut, GLANAFON, is a converted and modernized miner’s cottage backing on to the River Ogwen, with views towards Elidir Fawr. The location just off Bethesda High Street combines easy access to shops, real ale serving pubs and eateries with walking access into the Carnedd mountain range. Bethesda is ideally situated as a base for a wide range of outdoor activities across Snowdonia and Anglesey such as hill walking and scrambling, climbing, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, sea kayaking and sailing. Bethesda is also home to the Zip World, the longest zip wire in Europe and the fastest in the World. And in poor weather you can explore local mines and other places of historical interest.
The ‘bunkhouse’ type accommodation comprises 14 beds (an 8 bed and a 4 bed dorm with additional bunks and sofa bed in the living room, fully equipped kitchen and dining room with two cookers and a microwave, a shower room with toilet, a separate toilet and a unisex ablutions area with wash basins. There is a drying room and storage space for bikes and canoes at the rear of the building. Hot water is available in the kitchen and in the washing area. Heating is provided by modern gas fires. There is free parking nearby.
The cottage is available for group and individual hire. Members of kindred clubs pay £7 per night each and others £10; this includes gas and electricity.
All enquiries to David L Hughes