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CHAmois Mountaineering Centre

Near Llanberis, Snowdonia

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The CHAmois Mountaineering Centre is available for use by members, BMC affiliated clubs, CHA & HF groups, Education Authorities and other groups involved in outdoor pursuits in North Wales. The Centre is within easy reach of excellent rock climbing, mountaineering, canoeing and sailing facilities and is available for weekends or longer periods.


Up to 46 beds are available for hire by groups. There are dormitories for three, four, six and eight in bunk beds, male and female washrooms with shower, washbasins and WC plus additional WCs upstairs and a disabled-access toilet and shower downstairs. There is a large, well-equipped kitchen, dining room, common room, drying room and boot room. The centre has partial central heating, internet access and a pay telephone.

A 'Whole Centre' booking secures exclusive use of the facilities with the exception of the washrooms which will also be used by Club members staying in 'Members only' Quarters.

You need to bring personal equipment which should include a warm sleeping bag, pillow case, towel, washkit, food for your stay and equipment for your chosen activities.

Also note that you now need to supply your own tea towels for use in the kitchen.

There is parking for 20 cars and with care coaches are able to negotiate the private access road.

There is a guests call phone in the centre which accepts incoming calls, tel 01286 650628.

Smoking is not allowed in the building. Animals are not allowed in the Centre.


The Centre is located at Ceunant in Snowdonia, Grid Reference SH532608, Postcode LL55 4SA (10 minutes from Llanberis by car). Its situation is on the north westerly slopes of the Snowdon massif at 230m (750 ft) above sea level with fine panoramas of Anglesey and Lleyn peninsula.

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Current Fees

Non Members: £12.00 per person per night.
Note that the normal minimum group size is 10 people and the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Gas, electricity, showers and coal are inclusive.

Block Bookings: It is possible to have sole use of the main part of the centre (up to 46 beds). This costs £400 per night for Friday and Saturday nights and Bank Holidays, and £360 per night for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Health & Safety
The Chamois Club has a Health & Safety policy which covers use of the Chamois Mountaineering Centre. Follow this link to access a copy of this policy in pdf format.

Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy
The club also has in place a policy to allow the Chamois Mountaineering Centre to be used at the same time by club members, and by an outside booking which includes children and young people. This is achieved by separating the property into two separate self-contained units.

This policy can be viewed by following this link

Prior to booking you are advised to contact the Hut Booking Secretary to enquire if it is possible to book the dates you are considering. A booking form and non-returnable deposit (normally £100) is required to reserve accomodation (and a surety may also be required). This should be sent to the Hut Booking Secretary after confirmation of the booking. All enquires/bookings should be made to Andrew Jackman:
Telephone: 0161 969 7421

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