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 50km with 2750m height gain. A truly beautiful, challenging, and less-travelled route - a fabulous alternative to the crowded peaks around Snowdon.
The 10 PEAKS
Cyfrwy - 811m
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
Comprehensive gear, training, and nutrition advice
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 a very long day out in the hills, expect to be moving for 15 hours.
When training for such a challenge it can be useful to target the following run times: ● 5km - sub 24 min ● 10km - sub 50 min ● Half-marathon - sub 1hr 50 min ● Marathon - sub 4hr 15min
Make no mistake, we will be walking, but if you can hit these targets it will give you a good baseline fitness. 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.