SAGUWE does Snowdonia

Lorna Sturgess, Chelsea Ball and Dan Wyatt (UWE Bristol)

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

SAGUWE had a very wet summer camp in North Wales, full of bouncing, splashing, climbing and #BugBitesandBruses!

Over the last week of June, SAGUWE (including some old and new friends) ventured off to North Wales to celebrate the end of term.
After cramming a LOT of kit into Lorna’s car, we all arrived safely at the beautiful Camp Snowdonia, surrounded by beautiful hills, a river and plenty of sheep!

Tuesday saw half of us reach the summit of Snowdon thanks to Matt, while the other half of us had a casual day of exploring Bewts-y-Coed; including a miniature train ride for James and penguin Dottie, and the pretty sight of Swallow Falls. The evening saw some of us venturing off for a (freezing) swim in the river followed by a hearty dinner and lots of fire!

The middle of our week saw a trip to Bounce Below, a terrifying experience enjoyed by most of us exploring the cavern by way of bouncing on suspended nets! The late start at Bounce Below meant we headed to a local pub in Bewts-y-Coed for some good grub after (and free Wi-Fi!).

Our last day in Snowdon was a brief exploration of Ffestiniog and more trains followed by our visit to Surf Snowdonia’s Crash and Splash; a set of obstacle courses that made for some really interesting photos! After a very wet but enjoyable day (followed by hot showers!) a BBQ and some campfire songs were enjoyed by all well into the night.

After taking down some rather leaky tents and playing another game of kit Tetris with Lorna’s car, we headed home to various places, from Plymouth to Scotland.

All in all, it was a very damp (it was Wales, what did we expect!) but enjoyable week's break with plenty of #BugBitesAndBruises to prove it! Thanks to our very own Q for all the hard work and organisation she put into making this camp so amazing for us all!