Snowdonia 7 Summits Trek, 3 days trekking, 3 nights APRIL I MAY I JUNE I JULY I AUG I SEPT I OCT
7 peaks, 3 mountain ranges & 3000m of ascent!
Are you ready for an epic mountain adventure embracing the jagged mountains of Snowdonia? Climbing 7 of Snowdonia’s most famous peaks, this journey will test your mettle on a tough 3-day adventure with 3000 metres of ascent! Admire the view from some of North Wales finest mountains, including Snowdon, the Glyders, and the Carneddau. Expect a bit of everything, sun, rain, mist and to need a determined approach.
Situated on the West Coast of Britain, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales, covering 823 square miles of beautiful landscape. Wales is famous throughout the world for it’s mountains, natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. It also hosts Wales highest mountain Snowdon and some of he most rugged and rewarding terrain in the UK. Groups welcome.
Snowdonia’s history is intimately bound with the shape and composition of its rocks and minerals. The Romans quarried and used slate from the hills to roof the fort at Segontium, and hundreds of years later King Edward I built a series of castles along the north Wales coast using the slate from the mountains.
During the industrial revolution, demand became significant and the slate was used to roof the houses, mills and factories that were being built across Britain. As a result of the expansion, the small villages of Bethesda, Llanberis and Blaenau Ffestiniog were transformed into industrial towns, and the Nantlle and Corris areas were vibrant quarry communities. In its heyday the industry employed more than 17,000 men and produced over 485,000 tons of slate.
Do you have a group of 8 or more trekkers/trail runners? We can tailor your Snowdonia 7 Summits Challenge to your requirements by running it over fewer days in a more challenging way. Do ask for details 🙂 Reductions for groups and those meeting us on the morning of day 2. In addition we also have a camping or bunkhouse option for those only needing more basic accommodation or who love camping!
Please enquire for dates from April to October 2021!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough - Trip grade 4
Group Size Medium Group
- The minimum group size for event is 6 people
and the maximum group size is 12 people.
You will be split into groups of no more than 6
people per team for this trek.
You are most welcome to join this adventure
as a group of friends, family or colleagues or
as a solo traveller. You are also welcome to
use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of
If you have a group of over 6 people, we
would be more than happy to run a private
trip for your team, your charity or your
company. Please get in touch for more info.
- Personal travel insurance for this activity
- Any extras out side the itinerary
- Alcoholic beverages
Arrive in Snowdonia
We provide accommodation in Betsw y Coed this evening and an opportunity to meet up for dinner with us, answer any questions on kit and the route and a little of what to expect in the coming days. We will experience excellent local food and culture before delving into the magnificence of Snowdonia. You will receive a warm welsh welcome in this magical setting has a distinctly Alpine feel.
Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh.
Traverse the Carneddau Range
An early start in the stunning Ogwen valley, a glacial valley bowl surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges.
Pen Yr Ole Wen 978m For many years the mountain’s name was translated as ”Head of the White Light”, the interpretation of which was a mystery. However Ole comes from Goleddf, which means slope or hillside, making the correct English translation: ”Head of the White Slope”.
Carnedd Dafydd 1044 metres
Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 metres.
Trek: Approx. 15km 6-7 hours
Traverse Y Glyderau Range
One of the three major mountain ranges in northern Snowdonia, the Glyderau are the epitome of Welsh mountain magnificence. Shattered summits, fin-like ridges, strange and wonderful monoliths, mythical lakes and splendid views abound here. We probe the shattered 1000m high ground between Glyders Fach and Fawr and discover the fantastical Castyll y Gwynt and Cantilever Stone.
The name Glyder derives from the Welsh word “Gludair”, meaning heap of stones and is spectacular in its own right. You will also ascend Snowdon the highest peak in England and wales.
Y Garn at 947m
Glydyr Fawr 1001m
Glyder Fach at 994m
The Glyderau are separated from the surrounding mountain ranges making them stand out clearly from afar and giving them commanding views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The range was formed around 500 million years ago.
Trek: Approx. 12km 7-8 hours
Climb Snowdon (1085m)
Your ascent will be via the Pyg Track following a rocky path traversing below the famous ridgeline of Crib Goch and above the picturesque mountain lake of Llyn Llydaw. The causeway across Llyn Llydaw was constructed in 1853 to facilitate the copper mining on this part of Snowdoni – prior to this horses and the extracted copper were carried across Llyn Llydaw by raft. The path skirting Llyn Llydaw and Llyn Glaslyn (now known as the Miner’s Track) was constructed at the same time.You’ll then make your way up to zig zags to the the crest of the ridge marked by a finger post, Bwlch Glas. From Bwlch y Moch the path climbs gradually to the intersection of the Pyg Track and the Miners’ Track above Llyn Glaslyn, which is marked by a standing stone. The Summit café sells a selection of hot and cold drinks and handheld snacks from warming Welsh pasties to freshly baked cakes. From the summit on a clear day you will be rewarded with fantastic views – 18 lakes and 14 peaks over 914 metres (3000ft) can be seen. Sometimes, you can even see as far as Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Lake District.
Highest point in Wales and England. 5-7 hrs, 12km +800m
We offer this trek staying in 3* hotels but can adapt to your needs and also have a selection of well situated characterful bunkhouses and glamping pods within a 20 minute walk from town. We adjust the trip cost accordingly and you also have the option to arrive on the morning of the first trekking day if you wish to use your own accommodation on this night.
Situated in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, The Gwydyr Hotel has a restaurant, free parking, and easy access to outdoor activities.
The spacious rooms are furnished to high standards and feature free Wi-Fi, a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and an en suite bathroom. Some rooms have a view of the parkland. Guests can enjoy a comfortable, relaxing environment.
The restaurant has a menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, including Welsh sausage, lamb, and seasonal vegetables. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes from a traditional full English breakfast to dinner.
Surrounded by charming scenery, the Gwydyr Hotel overlooks the rivers Llugwy and Conwy, affording a tranquil, relaxing setting and landscape. Zip World Fforest is 2.7 km away and the coastal town of Llandudno is 32.2 km away and offers a variety of seaside attractions, including its popular Victorian pier.
This is our guests’ favourite part of Betws-y-coed, according to independent reviews.
Royal Oak Hotel ***
Waterloo hotel ***
Glan Aber Hotel
- 3 nights accomodation in a 3 * hotel
- All meals as in the programme
- Qualified mountain leader
- Optional slate quarry visit
- Some local transport
- Activity insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Any meals not in the programme
You will travel each day with just your day sack containing a packed lunch, water bottle/platypus, snacks, waterproofs and any spare clother, plus of course a camera!
You should be able to walk in mountain terrain for 6 -8 hrs a day over rugged terrain
Carry a small ruck sack on ascents of up to +1000m
You should have a good level of fitness from and we will send a training programme on booking
Private bubble groups
Do you have a group of 8 or more trekkers/trail runners?. We can tailor your Snowdonia 7 Summits Challenge to your requirements by running it over fewer days in a more challenging way. Do ask for details 🙂
You will need to make your own way to our start point either by car or train. The closest train station is Bangor and it’s an approximate 20 minute taxi journey from there. Further information will be provided when you have joined the