Caseg Fraith Details

The Caseg Fraith Hut is fully open again, with no restrictions, from Friday 25 February 2022.

To see current availability, booking conditions and to make a booking request visit this page.

Caseg Fraith

Caseg Fraith was pupose-built in 1960 for the University of London Mountaineering Club (ULMC) and is situated 3.5 miles north-west of Capel Curig, just south of the A5, near the top of the pass between the Llugwy and Ogwen Valleys in Snowdonia. Situated near the base of Tryfan (see our Tryfan webcam), it is ideal for walking on the Glyderau, Carneddau and Moel Siabod and for climbing on Tryfan and in Cwm Idwal. With transport, Llanberis, Cloggy and Tremadog are also within reach. Just bring your food, clothes, washing kit, a towel and a sleeping bag and pillow!

The hut is managed on behalf of ULMC by trustees and volunteers from its sister (or perhaps mother) club, the University of London Graduate Mountaineering Club (ULGMC).

Caseg Fraith is a large hut, sleeping up to 46 people in Alpine style bunks when exclusively booked, but individual dormitories or beds can also be booked. The hut boasts electric cooking, electric lighting, foam mattresses, running water, flush toilets and hot showers.


Sleeping - Three alpine style dormitories (two with 20 beds and one with 6 beds). Built-in bunks with mattresses only. Bunk space available for parties of up to 46 people


Cooking - All electric - Eight hotplates, two ovens, two grills, a microwave, two large larder fridges and a small freezer. All pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, tea towels, washing up liquid etc. provided


Eating - Large kitchen/dining room

Heating - Electric central heating. Coal fire in snug sitting room

Sanitation - Three flush toilets. Three washbasins and two hot showers. Immersion heater for water heating.  Toilet paper and cleaning materials are provided.


Telephone - For incoming calls and outgoing calls to freephone and emergency numbers only.

Internet - The hut has WiFi with Internet access via broadband and a 4G mobile data back-up.  But because of its rural location, bandwidth is rather limited.

Travel - Access by road with limited parking for 8 vehicles in car park.  Parking places are strictly limited in our lease. So, please maximise vehicle sharing when planning a stay.  Please note access to the hut is via an unpaved track.  There is a bus stop on the A5 by the entrance to Gwern Gof Isaf Farm/Campsite.  The bus service along the A5 has recently been improved and there is now a 2-hourly T10 Bus Service connecting to the rail stations at Bangor and Betws y Coed (running 6 days a week between 08:05 to 18:05 from Bangor Station and between 09:03 and 19:03 from Betws y Coed Station, but with a reduced 4-hourly service on Sundays and Bank Holidays).




To see current availability, booking conditions and to make a booking request visit this page.