This mountain journey summits 10 of the finest peaks in South Snowdonia, with Cadair Idris being the pinnacle of the route. In total it's 45km with 2650m height gain. A truly beautiful, challenging, and less-travelled route - a fabulous alternative to the crowded peaks around Snowdon.
The 10 PEAKS
Craig Cau - 791m
Cadair Idris - 893m
Mynydd Moel - 863m
Mynydd Gwerngraig - 683m
Mynydd Ceiswyn - 605m
Waun Oer - 670m
Cribin Fawr - 659m
Craig Portas - 605m
Tarren Y Gesail - 667m
Tarrenhendre - 634m
The Cadair Idris "horseshoe"
Breath-taking views over the Mawwddach estuary, the Dyfi estuary, and the Dysynni Valley
10 peaks that are far from the crowds
The Dyfi Forest
The Dyfi Biosphere
The historic mining village of Abergwynolwyn, and the now deserted Ratgoed
The enchanting Llyn Cau
Crystal clear rivers and streams
The route reaches parts of Snowdonia that few journey through
Full guiding by qualified and experienced mountain guides
Two strategically placed aid stations
Valley support vehicle available throughout
Transport back to start point
Comprehensive gear & training advice, professional nutrition advice
15 years experience of successful guiding in the mountains of Snowdonia
Open Event: Dates tbc
Group bookings by arrangement
IS IT FOR ME? The one day itinerary is suited to long distance walkers and marathon runners. We can provide comprehensive training advice, and kit list once booked. It's long day out in the hills, expect to be moving for 15 hours. A more relaxed two day itinerary is also available by arrangement.
If you are looking to take on the Welsh 3000s then this is ideal training. We can provide advice and full guiding on the Welsh 3000s challenge if desired.
WEATHER Weather will happen. The impact that high winds, dense fog, persistent rain, cold, and heat can have on such a challenge is significant. In certain conditions it will take longer than planned, and in severe conditions we will re-sort to Plan B.