Welsh Three Peaks Challenge

The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge, lesser known than the National or Yorkshire Challenges, takes in the three peaks of Wales: Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales, and Pen y Fan in the South.

The Welsh Three Peaks includes a total walking distance of 17 miles (27.4km) and an ascent of 2334 metres (7657ft), usually in less than 24-hours.

How to take part in the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?

To take part, you can either join an organised event, providing transport, mountain leaders and food and drink, or arrange your own challenge.

Making the descent of Snowdon via the South Ridge, on the Welsh Three Peaks

While Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan are much lower, and are chosen for their position rather than height.