The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge takes in the three peaks of: Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales, and Pen y Fan in the South. While Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales, the remaining two peaks are not the next highest peaks in Wales. They are chosen for their position rather than height.
Like the ‘National’ Three Peaks, the Welsh Three Peaks involves driving between the mountains. The challenge does however, include a total walking distance of approximately 17 miles (27.4km) and an ascent of around 1500 metres (4920ft), usually in less than 24-hours.
The provisional routes will be:
Start – Pen y Pass
Pen y Pass to Mynffordd – 19 miles, 37 mins
Mynffordd to Storey Arms – 86 miles, 2 hrs
Snowdon via Miners Track – 3.9 miles 2757 feet 3 hours
Cadair Idris – 2.5 miles 2900 feet 2 hours 30 mins
Pen y Fan – 1.9 miles 1500 feet 1 hour 30 mins
Estimated start time 0400, estimated finish time 2115