Chester Mountaineering Club Hut    –    Pen Ceunant Uchaf, (PCU).


We have our own hut in Wales for members to stay overnight for a modest fee. The hut was purchased by members forty years ago so that the club could have a base in Snowdonia. Over the years we have modernised and improved the facility. Now we believe that it compares favourably to most in the area.

A view of the hut is below. It is in the centre of the photo.

The Hut can be found on the tourist path up Snowdon about 300m above Llanberis, Caenarfon. There is ample parking outside the hut From the hut there are wonderful views across the valley to Moel Eileo and also across Llanberis pass to Elidir Fawr.

The accommodation consists of a common room, dining room, kitchen, Male and Female toilets and washing facilities, a shower and a drying room.

The common room is heated by a coal fire, while the rest of the downstairs is heater by storage heaters. The dining room has tables and chairs. This photo was taken at a recent new members meet

The Kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, cooking hobs and microwave cookers. There are also fridges, kettles and toasters. All cutlery, crockery and cooking pot and utensils are present There is also a sink with a hot water heater


Upstairs is a split dormitory that can accommodate 18 guests on a combination of individual beds and alpine style communal mattresses. We also have a smaller member’s dormitory that sleeps 4-6 people. (sleeping bags are required)

Off the kitchen is the drying doom, toilets and shower room.. There are two male toilets and wash basins with hot water and a female toilet with basins with hot water. The shower also runs on hot water.


Hus fees per night
Members £5.00
Spouses and family £6.00
Guests of Members £7.00
Children under 16
Outside bookings £9.00

Payment Procedure

1 Fill in your name, dates and number of nights in the book in the hut.

How to Pay: 2 Options…
1. BACS Transfer. Take one of the blank paper slips left by the book in the hut, fill it in and follow the instructions on the back.

2 Post or hand a cheque to cover payment to the Hut Secretary. When sending cheques, please indicate the dates you stayed at the hut by filling in the payment slips provided.
If you are unable to pay by cheque, please pass fees to a committee member.

Inter-Club Hut Arrangements

Full members of the CMC can use the Lake District huts of the Fylde Mountaineering Club and the Lancashire Caving and Climbing Club for their own trips in addition to exchange meets.

  1. Fylde Mountaineering Club:
    1. Little Langdale.
    2. Stair, near Keswick.
  2. Lancashire Caving and Climbing Club:
  3. Tranearth Hut, Coniston,. No parking at the hut.