The Trussell Trust Snowdon Triple Challenge (Yr Wyddfa) |

The Trussell Trust Snowdon Triple Challenge (Yr Wyddfa)

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  • PRIVATE EVENT: for Corporate Partners of The Trussell Trust only
  • Snowdon Triple Challenge (Yr Wyddfa) – Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it
  • The best way to experience Snowdonia in one action packed day
  • Tackle all terrains as you cycle, trek and kayak in the wildness of Wales
  • Pedal along country lanes through picturesque valleys and farmlands
  • Conquer the highest peak in England & Wales, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), via the quieter route of the Snowdon Ranger Path
  • Paddle Llyn Padarn, an impressive glacially formed lake nestled amidst some of Snowdonia’s most spectacular scenery
  • All bike & kayak hire equipment included
  • Fully supported event accompanied by friendly local Leaders in aid of The Trussell Trust.



Experience the rugged landscape of Snowdonia (Eryri) with this one day action packed challenge of cycling, trekking and kayaking.

The Snowdon Challenge was created by Adventurous Ewe and is proudly our flagship event right here in our own backyard. Chief Ewe, Jim Young, carefully crafted this trip in order to showcase a variety of stunning landscapes across Snowdonia plus give you the chance to experience a variety of fun activities along the way. The event also supports the local communities in terms of using local leaders & crew, local accommodation and catering providers.

In teams of up to 10 people, you’ll complete each leg of the Snowdon Challenge accompanied by one of our friendly leaders. There’ll be checkpoints in-between each activity to provide you with snacks to refuel, a home-made packed lunch of local produce and you’ll have the chance to refill your water bottles and flasks. All equipment hire is included – bikes, helmets, double sit-on-top kayaks, buoyancy aids & paddles.

You don’t have to be a pro at cycling or kayaking, just have an adventurous spirit which will see you conquer this 24.5-mile route in the epic Snowdonia landscape.

This private event is for the corporate partners of The Trussell Trust only to help support a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Deposit: £75 per person payable on booking

Sponsorship: £500 per person sent directly to The Trussell Trust

Evening Prior - Friday 8 September

Arrival and Event Briefing

Please make your own way to the colourful mountain village of Llanberis in Snowdonia National Park for your Event Registration & Briefing in the The Royal Victoria Hotel

Your Event Registration & Briefing will take place from 18:00 – 19:00 in the Dinorwig Room. Here you will be allocated your teams and the order in which you’ll take part in the following days activities.

Please note, dinner & overnight accommodation is at your own orgnisation & expense allowing you the flexibility to eat & stay where you wish.

We recommend:
The Royal Victoria Hotel
Plas Coch B&B
Dol Peris Guesthouse

Event Day - Saturday 9 September

Adventure time
Bike – approx 10 miles (220m ascent & 180m descent)
Trek – approx 9 miles (945m ascent & 1060m descent)
Kayak – approx 2.5 miles

Briefings: You will receive a safety briefing prior to each activity and be accompanied by a Leader for each leg of this challenge. The order in which you do each activity will be provided at the Event Briefing held the night before at the Royal Victoria Hotel. In teams of up to 10 people, you’ll complete each leg of the challenge.

Cycling section: Following your bike allocation and safety briefing, it’s time to jump in the saddle to start pedalling a stunning route around Snowdonia National Park. Your journey takes you along the shores of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Cwellyn, through beautiful Welsh countryside and quaint villages with the peak of Snowdon looming in the distance. This section should take around 1hr and 15 mins to complete. 

Hiking section – Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa): Now its time to start your ascent of the highest peak in Wales, the mighty Snowdon at 1085m. You’ll ascend via one of the more quieter routes, the Snowdon Ranger Trail on the west side of the mountain which carves its way through picturesque farmlands, past beautiful lakes and then follows the ridgeline all the way to the summit. On reaching the peak, there’s time for a victory photo and a quick breather before your descent to the northwest via the more gradual Llanberis Path, finishing in Llanberis itself. Please note, depending on the sequence of your activities you may do these hiking routes in the reverse order. 

Kayaking section: Following a safety briefing and kayaking tuition, in pairs you’ll climb aboard your double-sit-on-top kayaks and paddle a circuit around Llyn Padarn. On a clear day, you may even catch a glimpse of the summit of Snowdon whilst you paddle this glacially formed lake. 

Lunch packs and checkpoints: You will receive a homemade packed lunch provided by a local cafe who uses local produce. You are welcome to eat your lunch whenever you wish during your challenge. There will be checkpoints / snack stations inbetween each activity where you can help yourself to some snacks and refill your water-bottles. We also recommend bringing some of your own favourite snacks to fuel you for your multi activity challenge. 

All being well, you should finish around 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Equipment: Bike & helmet, kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid
Meals: Homemade packed lunch, snacks and water-bottle refills

Carbon footprint

We’ve crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of the Snowdon Challenge and plant or protect enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What’s the number?
It works out on average at 29kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, leaders, crew and office operations.

The only thing not included is travel to Snowdonia. Given that our beloved guests travel from all parts of the UK for this adventure we have no way of reliably knowing their travel plans therefore we’re unable to include an individual number in the figure on display here.

What does the number mean?
To give some meaning to the numbers:

  • Driving 20 miles in the car: 6kg CO2e
  • The average UK person per day: 41kg CO2e
  • A typical Dubai hotel room for the night: 99kg CO2e
  • An economy ticket from London to Ibiza: 206kg CO2e
  • An economy ticket from London to Vietnam: 1,352kg CO2e
  • A business class ticket from London to Vietnam: 3,922kg CO2e
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air over a period of 5 – 10 years.


What are we doing about it?
Our adventures are relatively low-carbon by design, and we’re working to develop long term carbon reduction plan. Following much research into climate change organisations, we carefully selected to support the environmental charity, Cool Earth. They’re a sustainable operation and work with rainforest communities across the globe to halt deforestation and it’s impact on climate change. We invest 1% of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects world-wild with Cool Earth.

On a local level, we’re an ongoing business member of the Snowdonia Society, plus Jim and Sue, together with some of our local leaders, also help the Society with their local projects such as planting native trees in Snowdonia. This is to help preserve the landscape and enhance wildlife habitat here in Snowdonia.

Want to know more?
We believe that with great travel, comes even greater responsibility. Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. At Adventurous Ewe we believe that our type of small scale, positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges. Here is our plan to do our part towards helping reduce factors that we can contributing to climate change as part of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.


The Snowdon Challenge was created by Adventurous Ewe and is proudly our flagship adventure right here in our own backyard of Snowdonia National Park. Chief Ewe, Jim Young, developed this multi-activity adventure in order to showcase both the well known and hidden pockets of this stunning area, plus give you the chance to experience a variety of fun activities along the way.

In teams of up to 10 people, you will complete each leg of the challenge and there will be a checkpoint in between where you will have access to your small kit bag in order to change your clothing and shoes. These checkpoints will also provide you with snacks to refuel, a local home-made packed lunch and you’ll have the chance to refill your water bottles.

All equipment hire is included – bikes, helmets, double sit-on-top kayaks, buoyancy aids & paddles. When booking on to this challenge, please let us know your height details so we can organise the correct sized bike for you or if you wish to bring your own bike & helmet, please let us know in advance. You are welcome to bring your own bike and helmet if you wish.

For any questions, please get in touch with us at

Pre-event info

On booking the Snowdon Challenge, you will receive all the exciting event info via our free travel app. You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-event support

Adventurous Ewe

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on the Snowdon Challenge and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the UK in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Plus having created this adventure, both Jim and Sue are best placed to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small. We’re here to help every step of the way.

The Trussell Trust

  • Fundraising support and advice
  • Support on your fundraising journey
  • Dedicated account manager
Safety and wellbeing

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority. The Snowdon Challenge is challenging event and requires preparation as it is designed to take you out of their every-day comfort zones and achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place. 

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page.

Leaders & crew

You will be accompanied by certified and local Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew throughout each activity during your Snowdon Challenge.

They’re a friendly bunch with a huge level of care and a great sense of humour. Rest assured they are fully experienced and remote first aid qualified. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group.

Leaders will carry safety equipment and first aid kits with them at all times. Please note, these kits are for emergencies only so please come prepared with your own personal first aid items.

The Leaders and Crew will also be in constant radio communication with the support vehicle throughout your adventure.

Please note, the itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, the strength of the group, and other unpredictable factors. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances, your Leader will have the final say.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group adventures to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety & well-being and to make your experience more authentic. This is why we divide larger groups into teams of up to 10 people to participant in this challenge.

The overall minimum group size for this trip to run is 10 people. The maximum group size is 100 people.

Group management

The Snowdon Challenge is a team event and not designed to be an individual competitive race. You will be taking part in teams of up to 10 people with a dedicated Leader. We encourage team spirit and support of each other to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to complete the challenge and enjoy the journey along the way too. These events are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and share an incredible adventure whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew.

Event grading

The Snowdon Challenge is graded as ‘Moderate to Tough’ dependent on weather conditions. Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this adventure. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer each of the activities.

Cycling section: the cycling is on roads and cycle paths and can be completed on road, hybrid or mountain bikes. The route is undulating with one hill climb and should take approx. 1 hour 15 mins to complete.

Trekking section: the route follows established paths which are rocky and uneven. There are no technical climbing sections. Hiking boots are highly recommended given the uneven terrain and mountainous weather conditions. The trek should take approx. 5 – 6 hours to complete.

Kayaking section: previous kayaking experience is not required for this challenge as full instruction and support will be provided. As a safety precaution we recommend that you’re able to swim 25m in distance. If you are not a confident swimmer please let us know so we can make the necessary plans. The kayak should take approx. 45 mins – 1 hour to complete.

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this challenge.


A bepsoke training programme will be provided when you join this event to help you with your preparations. We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and Strength & Movement Coach, Peter Lant. For more info, please visit our Training & Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!


A full kit list will be provided when you register for this event. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers. An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers on registering for this event.

Hire bikes & helmets and all kayaking equipment is supplied. You are welcome to bring your own cycling helmet if you wish.

Exclusive kit discount code

To help you get the very best from your multi activity adventure we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in independent UK outdoor retailers both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and the Snowdon Challenge.


The weather in the mountains in Snowdonia can change rapidly so it is essential that you are prepared for all conditions including rain, wind and heat. In the week leading up to your trip we recommend checking the Mountain Weather Information Service. You will also receive weather updates via our mobile travel app.

Please note, the Leader/s reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it as your safety and wellbeing is our top priority at all times.  In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.


Please note, accommodation is not provided for this event to give you the flexibility to arrive and depart as you wish and book accommodation according to your personal preference and budget. 

Some local accommodation places we recommend are:
The Royal Victoria Hotel (this is where the Event Briefing will take place on Friday 8 Sept from 18:00 – 19:00)
Plas Coch B&B
Dol Peris Guesthouse
Llanberis YHA
Crashpad Lodges

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to The Royal Victoria Hotel for the Event Briefing on Friday 8 September at 18:00 – 19:00. The closest train station is Bangor and it is a 20 minute taxi journey from there to Llanberis. If you are driving, there is car park located next to the hotel ‘Parking for Snowdon’. Depending on your direction of travel along the A4086, the entrance to this car park is the turning just before or just after the hotel. Please note, car parking fees apply.

The Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis, LL55 4TY

Further information including the event starting points will be provided when you sign up for this challenge.

Food & drinks

A home-made packed lunch of local produce and checkpoint snacks are included in your challenge.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when booking on to this event. Please note, dinner is not provided on the night before your event and breakfast is not included on the morning of your challenge.

Please bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and flasks (if you wish to take a hot drink during your challenge) and fill in the hotel and refill at the checkpoints to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles.

Sponsorship info
Sponsorship package for The Trussell Trust:
Registration fee: £75 per person required on booking (non refundable).
Sponsorship: £500 minimum sponsorship for The Trussell Trust. 100% of money raised goes to The Trussell Trust.
The Trussell Trust will provide you with fundraising support and guidance.
Please note, any cancellations made after 9 August 2023, will result in participants having to pay 100% of the balance of their trip (£175pp). 
Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through our free mobile travel app. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

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Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)

What's Included?


  • Personalised support in the lead up to your trip from Adventurous Ewe
  • Exclusive discount on personal kit from a specialist outdoor retailer 
  • Multi Activity Training guide 
  • All trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Private room hire for event briefing at The Royal Victoria Hotel (Fri 8 Sept)
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and safety management.

Event day:

  • Cycle & Mountain Leaders and Kayak Instructors
  • Hire bikes and helmets included
  • Kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids
  • Kayak briefing, instruction & support on the lake
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Entrance permission to national parks & lake
  • Snacks, water and homemade packed lunch during your challenge
  • Luggage and bike transfer from cycling & trekking transition point
  • Complimentary celebratory fizz on completion of the challenge
  • All challenge management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post event.

What's Not Included?

  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Getting to the start and finish of the event
  • Dinner on the night of arrival
  • Breakfast on the morning of your event
  • Accommodation before and/or after the event
  • Personal spending money.

As part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa Partnership, we are an accredited Snowdon Visit Specialist and Gold Level Snowdonia Ambassador. We are also a corporate partner of the Snowdonia Society and help support their vital work who since 1967 continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.


Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering events in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures and events to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical event management features embedded in our Snowdon Challenge are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders and who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Our lunch packs are home-made by local providers using local produce wherever possible and do not contain any plastic packaging
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible as we refill water bottles and flasks
  • We do not use route markers on the mountain
  • Where possible, our Leaders collect any rubbish scene on the mountain and record the quantities collected
  • We recycle and reuse wherever possible
  • We always operate by our ‘Leave no travel ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.
  • By taking part in this trip you are helping us support the climate change charity, Cool Earth, and local environmental charity, the Snowdonia Society.
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