Our Trigonos weekend was the first trip after lockdown and our first ever to Wales and Snowdonia, and was an extra special trip. We were blessed with glorious weather for most of the Trigonos weekend, a fabulous place to stay and a superb yoga studio with stunning views. It has to be said that the food was pretty amazing too.
This is what people wrote after the Trigonos weekend:
“Fabulous weekend in Snowdonia with Yen and Kevin …. The yoga was the perfect compliment to stretch out tired legs after a days walk. We had the best weather so the views from the top of Snowdon were breath taking and stretched for miles. The accommodation was comfortable and clean and the food was absolutely amazing- the chef has written his own cookbook! Also the added bonus of having the clear water lake next to the property was great for a dip early in the morning or after a walk. I would definitely recommend Yoga Hikes and hope to return again soon!”
“We had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend in beautiful Snowdonia. Kevin and Yen are perfect hosts and made sure that everything ran smoothly with great attention to detail. The food was fabulous, and Yen’s evening restorative yoga sessions were the perfect antidote to challenging hiking. I highly recommend Yoga Hikes and I will be back. Thank you.”
“I have just had the most amazing 4 day break in Snowdonia with the wonderful Yen and Kevin. Staying in a beautiful retreat with a gorgeous yoga studio overlooking the lake, eating the most delicious vegetarian food and experiencing two mountain hikes with stunning views. Felt completely looked after and came away so relaxed by the yoga yet energised by the fabulous walks – what a brilliant combination. Thanks so much Kevin and Yen, will definitely be booking again!”
We arrived on Friday of the May Bank Holiday to meet and greet and started with our first Yoga class early evening. This gives an excellent start to the weekend and a chance to ease everyone into the break, relax from the journey and meet everyone else. As ever there were a few bank holiday delays, but almost everyone made it in time.
After yoga we had our first dinner, which was an excellent selection of vegetarian dishes. Then we went out to explore the grounds down to the lake and around the house. Just to get the lay of the land and our bearings. We also gave a little intro and what to expect over the course of the weekend.
On Saturday after yoga and another fine breakfast we headed out on a local walk towards Mynydd Mawr. It was the first proper hike for many people after lock down, so it was an opportunity to see how fit we all were, before tackling Snowdon on the following day. As it was just an out and back, if some people didn’t want to go to the top then it easy to just decide how far each wanted to go and then turn back as a small group, while the rest continued to the top.
We returned in time for tea and cake, our next yoga class and of course dinner. Trigonos grow almost all of their own food which is vegetarian and so is always extra fresh and delicious.
Sunday was the big day for many, as we had offered the option of climbing Snowdon, or the alternative of a more moderate hike following the river in Beddgelert.
The Snowdon Group started from the Snowdon Ranger hostel, headed to the summit and then returned via the Rhyd Ddu path. Neither route was especially busy, as these are both slightly quieter ways to the summit. However as we approached the top it became noticeably much more crowded as all other paths joined us for the final path to the summit. We are also grateful to Steve Daniels, a local member of the Llanberis mountain rescue team who joined us a co-leader for day.
Those not opting for Snowdon, had a moderate walk, and followed the river through Beddgelert and returned over a few hills to the car park at Nantmor where they had been dropped off by the taxi. We had arranged taxis for the pick up and drop off for both the Snowdon group and the alternative moderate hike group, so we did not need to rely on driving and finding parking on a busy Bank Holiday.
Yoga on Sunday evening was a very relaxed session, with lots of stretches to ease aching muscles and relax after a strenuous day of hiking.
Monday was a shorter day with departures after lunch but we still managed one morning yoga class (and an optional restorative shorter class before lunch) and a gentler low level local hike. We also had lunch at Trigonos as a final treat before we headed home after the weekend.
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