Hut Information

Cae'r Fran has been the Welsh home of the Merseyside Mountaineering Club since 1968. Set in farmland at the foot of Moel Eilio and lying within the Snowdonia National Park it offers an ideal base from which to explore an area of stunning natural beauty, rich in mountaineering heritage.

Formerly a shepherd's cottage, Cae'r Fran has been refurbished and extended and is subject to a program of continual improvement. The Hut now boasts four dormitories, a dining/sitting room, drying room, boot room, a large kitchen and separate men’s and women’s toilet and shower facilities. One (downstairs) dormitory is reserved at all times for the use of MMC Members.

Hut Facilities

  • Electric cooker with ovens and grills.
  • One large microwave oven.
  • Two Fridges.
  • Cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
  • Large storage boxes for food.
  • Electric heater, radiant electric fire and fan heater. A separate heater is fitted in the drying room.
  • Separate male and female shower and toilet facilities.
  • Immersion heater for kitchen and wash basins, electrically heated showers.
  • Drying room, fitted with drying racks, fan heater and de-humidifier.
  • A boot area with racks, pegs, seating and shelving.
  • Hut fee include all electricity, hot water, consumables and cleaning equipment.
  • Dormitories: 14 places in two first floor dorms (1 x 8, plus 1 x 6). Comfortable bunkbeds are provided with pillows and blankets. In addition, 4 places are reserved for MMC members in a 2 bed first floor dorm, plus a ground floor bunk room.