No self-respecting Three Peaks website would be complete without including the superb Welsh 3 Peaks!
The Welsh 3 Peaks sees participants scale the highest mountains in North, Mid and South Wales in succession, driving the 135 miles in between. We have used many years experience to develop Our Approach which will give you the best chance of a successful Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge!
Our Mountain Leaders will guide you through the day supported by refreshment stops and our own transport. We can help you with Fitness Programmes, Training Courses, Accommodation, Kit and Equipment, certificates or just a little bit of (free) advice!
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North Wales – Snowdon (1085 metres/3560 feet)
The jewel in Wales’ crown and the highest mountain in the country, Snowdon is the first mountain climbed in the trilogy.
Situated at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park , the quickest route to the summit and back is via the PYG Track from Pen y Pass.
The descent most commonly used is via the Llanberis path which runs alongside the Snowdon Mountain Railway down into Llanberis.
Mid Wales – Cadair Idris (893 metres/2930 feet)
“Cadair” is Welsh for chair and “Idris” was a legendary giant who is said to have used the mountain as his armchair to gaze over his domain.
Situated at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park near to Dolgellau, the mountain is best climbed via the Minffordd Path.
This route starts near the glacial Tal-y-llyn Lake and climbs past Llyn Cau and along the rim of the impressive rock wall of Craig Cau to Penygadair.
South Wales – Pen y Fan (886 metres/2907 feet)
Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park Pen y Fan is the highest peak in the southern UK.
Known for it’s unpredictable weather, its’ harsh terrain has been used to great effect by UK Special Forces to test the mental and physical strength of prospective members.
The recommended route is a direct one from The Storey Arms, via Corn Du.