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Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

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7th July 2018
Full Price: £269    Deposit Only: £125

1st September 2018
Full Price: £269    Deposit Only: £125
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The stunning mountainous terrains of Wales is home to the mighty Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge.

The challenge covers the length of the country by conquering the highest mountain in three different mountain ranges of North, Mid and South Wales.

The mountains include Snowdon in North Wales, Cadair Idris in Mid Wales and finally Pen-Y-Fan in South Wales accumulating a total of 2864m of ascent in a single day.

Wales supplies some of the best scenery that the UK has to offer and The Welsh 3 Peaks will not leave you disappointed with three different mountain ranges to experience.

The challenge includes transport between each mountain and return travel to Snowdon at the end of a challenging but thoroughly enjoyable day of trekking.

Unlike the National Three Peaks Challenge, the travel between the mountains is fairly short so the The Welsh 3 Peaks Trek can be completed in a single day, albeit a long one.

Snowdon 1085M (3560ft)

Cadair Idris 893M (2930ft)

Pen-y-Fan 886M (2907ft)

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The meeting point for the adventure is at Llanberis Train Station (LL55 4TT) at 06:00 for introductions and challenge briefing.

The challenge will start shortly after with the highest mountain of the trek – Mount Snowdon, where on a clear day, we can expect to see arguably one of the best views in Britain.

After descending from the highest mountain in Wales, we are swiftly on our way to the next spectacular mountain of Cadair Idris, where we are confronted with the second mountain of challenge at nearly 900m tall.

If we are really lucky, we will be treated to a second dose of beautiful views of stunning mountain terrain but we can’t guarantee the weather unfortunately; it is Wales after all!

With two mountains complete and the back of dragon broken, there is just one more mountain to conquer. Pen-Y-Fan, situated in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales is an outdoor adventure paradise for trekkers and mountaineers.

With tired legs but strong hearts, we will push through the final but smallest mountain of The Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge.

With all three mountains summited, the participants are transported back to start point in Snowdonia to collect their vehicles for their onward travel / accommodation.

Itinerary Overview (Approx Timings – please view as a guide only)

06:00 Meet at Llanberis Train Station (LL55 4TT) and receive briefing

06:30 Start Snowdon (Trekking time 5 hours)

11:30 Depart for Cadair Idris (Driving time 1.5 hours)

13:00 Start Cadair Idris (Trekking time 4 hours)

17:00 Depart for Pen y Fan (Driving time 2 hours)

19:00 Start Pen y Fan (Trekking time 2 hours)

21:00 Depart for Llanberis Train Station to collect vehicles (Driving time 3 hours)


Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge Dates

7th July 2018

Welsh 3 Peaks

What's included:

>> Mountain Guides

>> Shuttle Transport (During the Challenge)

>> Light Refreshments & Fluids

>> Souvenir Video Footage (FREE) 


What's not included:

>> Transport to / from Wales

>> Accommodation

>> Personal Insurance

>> Food


All Challenge Central events require a minimum participation level in order to operate. On very rare occasions if this level is not reached with 3 months to go, we may unfortunately have to cancel the challenge date. Bookings can either be refunded in full or transferred to another Challenge Central event within the next 18 months. Please find our full Terms and Conditions here.


>> Walking Socks

>> Waterproof Socks

>> Walking Boots

>> Base Layers - Shorts, Tights, Upper Body

>> Walking Trousers

>> Rain Jacket

>> Fleece or Warm Jumper

>> Hat and Gloves

>> Walking / Wind Proof Jacket


Luggage / Packing Equipment:

>> Day Back Pack

>> Packing Sacks and Dry Sacks

>> Camelbak / Water Bottle


Hygiene & Health:

>> Toilet Roll

>> Prescribed Medication (if applicable)


Walking Equipment:

>> Mini First Aid Kit, Pain Killers, Blister Plasters and Vaseline

>> Insect Repellent, Sun Cream, Sun Glasses

>> Whistle

>> Mobile Phone


Nutrition (suggestions only):

>> Energy Bars, Nuts, Seeds, Dry Fruit

>> Malt Loaf, Banana Cake, Jelly Babies, Trex Bars

>> Protein Shake

>> Protein / Recovery Bars


Other Optional Equipment:

>> Walking Poles

>> Maps

>> Camera

>> **Emergency Equipment – Silver Blanket, Survival Bag and Compass

**All of our guides will have Emergency Equipment and Maps with them.

We are pleased to provide all trekking participants with a special discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor Ltd which is available to use both in their stores and online through their website.  *Terms & Conditions apply.

Welsh 3 Peaks

Self Heating Meals

In between mountains, take advantage of the convenient, self-heating meals suitable for people outdoors in challenging environments.

The food options available are:

All Day Breakfast

Chicken Tikka and Rice

Chicken Sweet and Sour Pasta

Beans and Potato (GF) (V)

Meatballs in Pasta Sauce

Steak and Veg

Vegetable Curry and Rice (V)

Vegetable Tomato Noodles (V)

Beef Bolognese with Pasta

Chilli Con Carne

£6.00 per meal

If you would like to purchase our challenge extras, please contact us.

Welsh 3 Peaks

We strongly recommend anyone who has a medical condition should seek approval from their GP / Consultant before signing up to a challenge. When registering for the event, you are agreeing to be fit and healthy enough to take part.

The Health and safety of all participants and members of staff are paramount to us. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, we may require a letter from a medical professional stating that you are fit enough to undergo the activity. Please refer to 6.6 in our Terms & Conditions.

Physical fitness and walking experience are both very important however the ethos of Challenge Central is to take on a challenge, not to be the quickest.

The challenge involves walking for approximately 12 hours in one single day so should not be considered very easy however it is possible to achieve with correct preparation. We encourage in the build up to the challenge, participants undertake physical activity for at least 3 months. All challengers will receive a plan to help support with their training.

The best and most relevant training you can do would be to walk up and down mountains or hills. We appreciate that this is not always possible due to location however anything with a gradient will help prepare you for the real thing.

If you do not have access to any hills then you can create your own in the gym. Walk up hills on the treadmill, take steps on the climber or go up and down stairs. Any movement that involves stepping up is beneficial.

Failing the first two training options, the next best thing would be to improve the strength of muscles required in the challenge. Performing exercises such as squats, lunges and step ups will help increase the strength of your leg muscles. You can progress by holding weights to increase intensity. We recommend you speak to your gym instructor if you are unsure.

We do not supply food on the trip however we recommend you bring food that is energy dense, light to carry and easy to eat on the mountain.

Of course not, no one will be left behind.

We will always have a leader right at the front and a mountain guide at the back of the group to show the way. Challengers are not permitted to overtake the front leader or fall behind the back guide. Commonly this results in 3 smaller groups; a front group, back group and one in the middle. No one will be forced to walk faster or slower than they are able to.

Keeping yourself hydrated is very important, before, during and after the mountain.

The amount of water required varies for each individual and very weather dependent. As a rule of thumb however, we recommend a minimum of 3 litres for the event.

All challengers must be over the age of 18 (or 15 if accompanied by an adult taking part who will have full responsibility of the child during the trip).

Any lost property can be collected from our HQ in Letchworth, Hertfordshire or we can post the belongings out to you. If posted, please note you will be charged P&P plus a £10 admin fee in advance of the items being delivered. Please refer to 6.5 in our Terms & Conditions.

Time before start of the challenge Deposit refund
More than 3 Months 50% Refund of Price Paid
(excluding challenge deposit)
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Between 1-3 Months 0% Refund
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Less than 1 Month 0% Refund
No Transfer

Please refer to section 9 of our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Yes, Challenge Central have both public and employer liability cover from our Tour Operator insurance. This covers us for the costs of legal fees resulting from claims of negligence against Challenge Central. If you would like to view a copy, please get in contact.

Our insurance does not cover participants personally if Challenge Central is not at fault.