South Leeds set to hit the heights again

South Leeds residents are invited to strap on their hiking boots again this summer, and join an intrepid community trip to Mount Snowdon in north Wales.​ Read on for full information, including how to book your place…​​

South Leeds hikers prepare to tackle Mount Snowdon in 2013. Photo: Ed Carlisle.
South Leeds hikers prepare to tackle Mount Snowdon in 2013. Photo: Ed Carlisle.

The full-day trip, on Saturday 25 July 2015, follows two similar and very popular trips in 2013 (also to Snowdon) and 2014 (to the Yorkshire Three Peaks). This year’s trip will give participants the opportunity to return to Mount Snowdon (the highest peak in Wales or England, at 1000m+), and this year climb it via a new route – the famously beautiful Miners Path.

Participants will leave south Leeds at 7am in minibuses, arrive at Snowdon by mid morning, hike up the mountain (and hopefully down again!), then return to Leeds for around 9pm. Places cost £5 per person (with family discounts available).

Event organiser Ed Carlisle comments: “It was amazing how enthusiastic people were about the previous trips – especially Snowdon, in 2013 – so we couldn’t not do another. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the city into beautiful countryside, meet new people, burn some calories, and have a laugh. And whilst it is a bit of a challenge, a wide range of people came last year and in 2013, so give it a go!”

​​​​The trip is coordinated by the Salvation Army South Leeds Initiative, in association with Hunslet Hawks, the Kashmir Muslim Welfare Association, Aspiring Communities, the Hunslet Club, Together for Peace, Hamara, the Hunslet Initiative, and the Beeston Space youth groups. If other groups want to get involved and support, get in touch… especially if they have access to a minibus!

​For further info, download the poster here Snowdon 2015, or search for ‘South Leeds Returns to Mount Snowdon‘ on Facebook. And to book your place(s), please follow these instructions:

1. Register your interest by email (to:, Facebook (by clicking through on the event page to say you’re attending/going), by post (20 Harlech Avenue, Beeston LS11 7DT), or by calling Ed on 07738 921 277.
2. We will provisionally put you down on our list, and send you further info (including how to pay).
3. You will then need to send us a cheque or drop off cash at the above address (and give us the details of yourself and others you’re paying for), or do a bank transfer (and again, email us with details of yourself and those you’ve paid for).
4. We will then confirm your place, and – in the final week – send you full details of the day itself.

Note that places are limited, so don’t delay!​​

Snowdon 2015