The Open Welsh Three Peaks Challenge

Each year, we run several Open Welsh Three Peaks events. These are open to all, and don't require a group to book — participants can optionally raise money for any charity, without a minimum fundraising obligation. This event will run at an easier pace than the Yorkshire and National challenge events.

These organised events include mountain leaders to guide you, transport from Chester and back, and between the mountains, and food and drink throughout.

On this itinerary we'll experience sunset while on Cadair Idris, and sunrise while on Snowdon, which can be spectacular.

£340 per person — including a deposit of £70 to secure a place

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Our Welsh Three Peaks Challenge group finishing in sunset on Pen y Fan

Kit & fitness requirements: this event requires walking boots, rather than trail shoes, and a fair level of fitness. The pace is easier going than the Yorkshire Three Peaks and National Three Peaks, and the distance is a bit less.


After meeting at 10am, times are approximate. This event follows a more relaxed pace than the National or Yorkshire events.

10:00 Saturday Collection from Chester Railway Station (postcode CH1 3NT).
13:00 Saturday Start challenge at Pen y Fan, walking the Pony Track to Corn Du and the summit of Pen y Fan
16:00 Saturday Complete Pen y Fan! Drive north to Cadair Idris
20:00 Saturday Arrive at Minffordd and begin climb of Cadair Idris
00:00 Sunday Complete Cadair Idris! Depart for Snowdon
02:00 Sunday Arrive at Snowdon, begin climb
08:00 Sunday Complete Snowdon and finish the challenge!
Sunday, approx. 9am Transfers back to Chester station. We suggest booking any onward transport without a fixed time, as we may be delayed

Please note that while we will aim for the above schedule, this can be affected by weather, traffic and other elements, which may cause delays.


Mountain leaders to guide you on each mountain.

Food & drink provided throughout, including snacks to carry with you.

Transport throughout, from Chester station and back on completion of the challenge.

Certificates of completion handed out after the challenge.

Not included

Accommodation isn't included for before and after the challenge. Please see our list of recommendations.

Open Welsh Three Peaks Challenge dates

For booking enquiries, please contact us or email

Date Availability Price Bookings
20+ places available
£340 per person
20+ places available
£350 per person
20+ places available
£350 per person

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