Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge
The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the three peaks of Wales Snowdon in North Wales, Cadair Idris in Mid Wales, and Pen Y Fan in South Wales.Our Welsh Three Peaks Challenge begins on the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, once on the summit we will have time to enjoy the stunning views over Snowdonia it’s the perfect way to start your 3 peaks challenge, We then start making our decent to our awaiting minibus and onto out next peak passing through some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the U.K.
After a short drive we arrive at our next peak Cadiar Idris (Chair of Idris), Our ascent route to the summit take us past Llyn Cau and along the rim of Craig Cau to the summit Pen y Gadair ( Top of the Chair), on a clear day you can see as far as Snowdon and the hills of Shropshire, time permitting we will complete the horseshoe route a total of 8 miles.
Once back at our vehicle we continue our journey south and onto our final summit Pen Y Fan the highest mountain in South Wales and the Breacon Beacons, Being the lowest mountain on the challenge Pen Y Fan still deserves respect as it can be a very challenging mountain in poor conditions, Once on the summit of our final peak we have time to take a group photo and celebrate our achievement,.
Upon completion of your challenge we can offer a transfer to Cardiff or the nearest train station, as our minibus will return to North Wales, there is also the option to transfer to North Wales in the minibus.
Pick up and drop off at accommodation
Qualified UK mountain leaders
Support vehicle and driver
All meals while on trek
Welsh 3 peaks training program
15% Discount Voucher for Cotswold Outdoor
Personal drinks and meals.
Travel to and from the Challenge.
How to book your challenge
The easiest way to make your booking and our preferred method, is online through the website. You will need to pay a deposit of £40.00 at the time of booking. It is also possible to reserve your place over the telephone, by mail, or email. (Note that you will also need to complete a booking form to confirm your place). We cannot confirm any booking until we receive your fully completed booking form. Any unreasonable delay in submitting your booking form may jeopardise your place on your chosen holiday
The full balance is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks before departure
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Snowdon (1,085m) – 14km
Our challenge begins on the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, standing at 1085m. Snowdonia is unique for its bio-diversity of plants and wildlife and with breath taking views from the summit is a perfect way to start your Welsh 3 peaks challenge. Our ascent route will be on the Pyg track which rewards us with those classic Snowdon views.
The ascent should take approximately 2hrs. Once on the summit we will have time for a photo and enjoy the views before starting our decent down either the Llanberis Path or Miners Track. The descent should take approximately 2hrs. Approx 4-5hrs walking
Cadir Idris (893M)
Cadir Idris (the chair of Idris) is in reference to a giant of Welsh mythology who was said to have used Llyn Cau as an enormous armchair. Legend has it that anyone who sleeps on the Summit will awaken a madman or poet.
Our route to the summit of Cadir Idris will be via the Minffordd Path the route starts on the southern side of the mountain, using this ascent route past Llyn Cau and along the rim of Craig Cau to the summit Penygadair (Top of the Chair).Once on the summit you are rewarded with stunning views over Snowdonia and the hills of Shropshire. Time permitting, we will complete the horseshoe route a total of 8 miles. Approx 4-5hrs walking
Pen y Fan (886M)
Our final summit on the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge, Pen Y Fan is the highest mountain in South Wales and the Brecon Beacons. Being lowest mountain on the challenge Pen Y Fan still deserves respect as it can be a very challenging mountain in poor conditions. On a good day there are great views over the Brecon Beacons.
The ascent of our final summit starts from the Story arms and slowly climbs to Corn Du with a short 50mt scramble to the summit. Once on the summit of our final summit we have time to take a group photo and celebrate our achievement, before making our down to our waiting vehicle. Approx 2-3hrs walking