Book Caseg Fraith

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Following Welsh Government rules, the Caseg Fraith Hut was closed until 30 July 2020. For the time being, existing weekend and long weekend bookings (Thursday/Friday - Saturday/Sunday night) after 30 July are being honoured, but only for single households/bubbles, and new bookings are provisionally being taken from single households/bubbles for weekends and long weekends from 30 July onwards.

The hut will be closed over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights so that there will always be a 72-hour gap between occupations.

For the time being, any booking that is accepted will be guaranteed exclusive use of the whole hut.

Precautions have been taken to limit the risk to hut users of contracting COVID-19 during their stay, and Welsh Government regulations and recommendations are being followed. All visitors are expected to be conversant with and follow the latest regulations and guidance regarding social distancing, to take responsibility for their personal hygiene and to clean the hut thoroughly before departure.  Any visitor must accept that, if they contract COVID-19 during or after their stay,  neither the Hut Warden nor the Trustees will accept liability.  Hut users should bring their own supply of hand sanitisers and disinfectant wipes.

If you have any queries about bookings, please contact the Warden via


Who can book the hut?

Bookings may only be made by:

  • members of the University of London Mountaineering Club (ULMC)
  • members of another University-affiliated mountaineering, climbing or walking club
  • members of the University of London Graduate Mountaineering Club (ULGMC)
  • members of another BMC (or equivalent national body) affiliated club
  • individual members of the BMC (or equivalent national body)

Anyone entitled to book places can book for guests who do not need any of the above affiliations.

Equivalent national bodies to the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) include Mountaineering Scotland, Mountaineering Ireland and other international mountaineering bodies (including the national Alpine Clubs).


COVID-19 restrictions

While social distancing rules apply (particularly the Welsh Government's recommendations regarding accommodation with shared bedrooms, washing facilities and kitchens), bookings will only be taken for single households/bubbles and the hut will be let for exclusive use, as if it was a holiday cottage.

In order to reduce the loss of fee income resulting from this, there will be a minimum fee payable for each booking (equivalent to 5 beds per night at an appropriate rate).


Household/bubble with all adults being ULMC / ULGMC members

Household/bubble with all adults being full-time students

Any other household/bubble

Minimum fee per night (for 5 beds)




Hut bookings from individuals, small and large groups for dates after 1 January 2021, will be taken as normal, but will only be allowed to go ahead, if Welsh Government regulations and recommendations allow them to.


Individual bookings and small groups

1-14 sleeping spaces can be booked on the understanding that it may be necessary to share a mixed dormitory with other individuals and/or groups. Fees are normally charged per person per night for up to 14 places. They are:

  • £6 for ULMC/ULGMC members
  • £8 for full-time university students who are not members of ULMC/ULGMC
  • £10 for all other guests who are not ULMC/ULGMC members or full-time university students
  • Children are charged at the rate of the accompanying adult who takes responsibility for them

If privacy is important or essential (as is likely to be the case with children), this can only be guaranteed by booking the exclusive use of a dormitory.

6 places are usually reserved for members of ULMC/ULGMC other than when Sole Use is granted (by booking all 3 dormitories).


Booking whole dormitories (and sole use of hut)

If 15 or more sleeping spaces are required, whole dormitories must be booked. We have three dormitories which can be booked individually or in combination to accommodate a maximum of 6, 20, 26, 40 or 46 people (subject to availability). Charges per night for booking dormitories are as follows:



Maximum capacity (sleeping spaces)

ULMC / ULGMC / University of London clubs/groups

Other student clubs/groups (including school, college and youth groups)

 Other clubs/groups

Dorm 1 (downstairs)





Dorm 2 (upstairs)





Dorm 3 (upstairs)





All three dorms (sole use)






From 1 January 2021, there will also be a charge of £2.00 per vehicle per night for a parking permit.

A midweek discount of 20% will be applied to all dormitory bookings that do not include a Friday or Saturday night or a night immediately preceding a Bank Holiday.




To request a new booking simply click on the "Make a booking request" button below and fill in the web form.

Current bookings are shown in the embedded Google Calendar below. The booking dates shown on the calendar are for the nights that have been booked and therefore include the date of arrival but not the date of departure.

Hut rules

To confirm a booking a deposit of 50% of the total fee is payable within 7 days of a provisional booking being accepted, otherwise the provisional booking will be cancelled unless otherwise agreed beforehand. All places booked must be paid for within 7 days after the stay. A charge of £2.00 per person per night booked will be charged for each month that fees are overdue, unless otherwise agreed beforehand. Charges will be levied if any cancelled places are not re-let. Full fees are payable if cancellation is within 2 weeks, and half fees between 2 and 6 weeks of the booked dates.

Caseg Fraith is a privately owned mountaineering club hut. All persons using the hut do so at their own risk. No responsibility is accepted for personal injury, loss, or damage to property, however arising.

The person booking agrees to indemnify the Trustees in respect of any damage to the hut or loss or damage to fittings equipment, or injury to any other person. We reserve the right to levy a charge of up to £100 if the hut is not left in a clean and tidy condition for the next party or if electricity is wasted because heating or lighting is not switched off on departure.

It is the responsibly of the accompanying adult to ensure that children for whom they are responsible are safeguarded and well-behaved at all times while at the hut.

Parking is strictly regulated and spaces are allocated before the visit.  We reserve the right to levy a charge of up to £100 if any of the parking instructions are not followed.

As the hut is surrounded by a working sheep farm and the farmer does not allow anyone on his campsite or staying in one of his bunkhouses to bring a dog, we regret that dogs are also not permitted at the hut.

All guests are expected to follow all the instructions in the hut user information which will be provided.

How to book

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