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Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

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Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge: At a Glance

Price: From £590

Mountains: Snowdon Yr Wyddfa 1085m/ Cadir Idris 893m/ Pen y Fan 886m
Challenging ++

Distance: 17.5 miles (27.5 km)

Total height: 2865m

Time: 24 hours/ 3 Days

How to book


Simply get in touch and let us know your preferred date and numbers


Climb the three main mountain in Wales; Snowdon 1085m, Cadir Idris 893m and Pen y Fan 886m. With a combined height of 2864m The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge is an enjoyable test of walking fitness and endurance which takes in the very best Welsh summits. This can be done as either a 24 hour 'challenge' or spread over three consecutive or separate days.

Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

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Who is it for?

To complete the challenge in under 24 hours you will need a good level of fitness. The three day challenge is less strenuous and can be achieved by most people.

What equipment do I need?

We will send you a detailed kit list upon booking and again shortly before the event.


Normal hiking gear is needed and this varies a little depending on the time of year and the forecast on the day. Items that are always required which you may need to go out and buy include head torch, walking boots/ walking shoes (not trainers), a waterproof jacket and a rucksack. 

We can give you advice about what to buy if you have booked onto one of our walks.

Where does it start?

The challenge can be done in either direction starting on either Snowdon/ Yr Wyddfa in the north or Pen y Fan in the south. 

We will send you detailed Event Notes by email before the walk including where and when to meet and parking instructions.


All of our instructors are fully qualified Mountain Leaders with a minimum of a 16 hour First Aid certificate. All participants are covered by our Public Liability Insurance.

The Welsh Three Peaks: Description

The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge is a really enjoyable hiking challenge and is similar to the National Three Peaks but with the benefit of much shorter drives. 

You will tackle the three main mountains in Wales; Snowdon/ Yr Wyddfa 1085m, Cadir Idris 893m and Pen y Fan 886m.

This can be completed in either 24 hours or 3 separate or consecutive days. The 24 hour option will see you tackle the mountains by their quickest and most direct routes. The 3 day option allows you to take the most scenic (slightly longer) routes to the summits.

We can organise the qualified Mountain Leaders for an affordable and flexible service.


Alternatively or we can take care of the whole event for you including accommodation and/ or transport. Simply get in touch and let us know your requirements and we will organise the rest.

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