Snowdonia trekking adventure: 7 Summits winter trek in Wales

Covering 7 of Snowdonia’s highest mountains, this trip will take you through the spectacular landscapes of Wales.

 
Activities
Trekking
Duration
3 days
Price
£415 to 435
 
 
Snowdonia trekking adventure: 7 Summits winter trek in Wales

Are you ready for an epic Snowdonia trekking adventure embracing rugged mountains of Wales in winter? Covering 7 of Snowdonia’s renowned mountains, this journey will take you through spectacular landscapes and test your mettle on a tough 3-day adventure.

The aim of this 7 Summits winter trek in Wales is to experience Snowdonia in winter in a safe and enjoyable manner plus get an understanding of the environment, the local people and way of life and learn some winter trekking skills. It’s not a winter mountaineering or skills weekend per se. Due to the shorter daylight hours, we aim to finish around 3.30pm and enjoy a hot tea & cake in a local cafe.

So whether you’re a solo trekker or part of a small group, we’re really excited to welcome you to Snowdonia and showcase the very best of this amazing environment in winter time.

Price Includes

  • Certified Local Mountain Leaders with winter trekking experience
  • Vehicle transfers as outlined in your itinerary
  • Three nights accommodation in local hotel on a single room basis
  • Home-made packed lunches x 3
  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your Snowdonia 7 Summits Winter Trek

Price Excludes

  1. Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  2. Any costs incurred with retiring from the event early ie. hotel accommodation, change of travel tickets, any medical costs, etc.
  3. Evening meals
  4. Personal snacks and electrolytes

What to expect

Itinerary for 7 Summits winter trek in Wales

Day 1 of Snowdonia trekking adventure:
Arrive in historic coastal town of Caernarfon in North Wales where you’ll meet your fellow team-mates and your local mountain leader to receive a trek briefing ready for your winter adventure ahead. You’re then free to have dinner at the hotel or choose from a great selection of nearby local restaurants. Please note, dinner is at your own expense.

Day 2 Traverse the Carneddau Range (3 peaks)
Starting from Ogwen Valley, the real jewel in the crown of Snowdonia National Park as a huge glacial valley bowl surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges. Leaving the picturesque Llyn Ogwen, a shallow ribbon lake, your circular route travels over rocky terrain with a short scramble towards your first peak of Pen Ole Wen standing at 978m Pen Yr Ole Wen.

This is the seventh highest Welsh peak, the same height as England’s Scafell Pike. On reaching the summit you’ll be rewarded with breath-taking views of the entire Ogwen Valley to the Glyders and beyond.

It’s then time to tackle one of the finest ridge walks in Snowdonia as your route continues northwards towards Carnedd Dafydd, the third highest peak in Wales at 1044 metres and then onto the dome-shaped plateau to summit Carnedd Llewelyn, the highest point of the Carneddau and the second highest peak by relative height in Wales at 1064 metres.

This area is the largest expanse of uninhabited highland in England and Wales and the view of all the peaks of the Carneddau is spectacular, especially if covered in snow. Your descent returns you to the Ogwen Valley filled with a great sense of achievement.

Trekking time: approx. 6 – 7 hours
Trekking distance: approx. 15km
Trekking ascent: 980m

Included:
Welsh breakfast
Vehicle transfer to and from the start and finish points of your trek
Local mountain leader/s
Home-made packed lunch
Overnight accommodation at a local hotel (single room basis)

Day 3 Traverse Y Glyderau Range (3 Peaks)

With 3 peaks already in the bag, today sees you cross Y Glyderau, one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Britain. Returning to the beautiful Ogwen Valley your route climbs steeply from the valley floor into the Glyderau range. Following a dramatic ridgeline you’ll arrive at the summit of Y Garn at 947m, the tenth highest peak in Wales.

This is a rewarding experience offering superb views across the summits around Ogwen – from the previous days peaks of Pen Yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and across to Tryfan and Snowdon in the distance.

Continuing your trek there is a short decent before beginning another climb to the summit of Glydyr Fawr 1001m, the highest peak in the Glyderau range. Staying on the summit plateau the route traverses the Glyderau with some of the most iconic features in Snowdonia including Castell Y Gwynt and the Cantilever Stone.

This gives you the chance to take one of the most iconic images in the Snowdonia range with the precariously positioned rock on Glyder Fach. Crossing a giant boulder field you’ll reach your third and final summit for the day, Glyder Fach at 994m, is the second highest of the Glyderau and the sixth highest in Wales before returning to the Ogwen Valley.

Trekking time: approx. 7 – 8 hours
Trekking distance: approx. 12km
Trekking ascent: 1061m

Included:
Welsh breakfast
Vehicle transfer to and from the start and finish points of your trek
Local mountain leader/s
Home-made packed lunch
Overnight accommodation at a local hotel (single room basis)

Day 4 Snowdon range (1 Peak)

With 6 peaks already in the bag, today sees you take on one of the most famous peaks in the UK, Snowdon at 1085 metres, the highest point in Wales and England. Your ascent will be via the Pyg Track depending on the conditions. The route follows a rocky path that contours along the hillside before traversing below the famous ridgeline of Crib Goch and above the picturesque mountain lake of Llyn Llydaw.

You’ll then make your way up to zig zags to the the crest of the ridge marked by a finger post, Bwlch Glas. If conditions permit, you’ll make your way along the ridgeline to the. brass plate on the trig point marking the summit of Snowdon, This plate can be used to identify all the different summits in the area to highlight the incredible 360 degree panoramic mountain views. This marks the completion of your Snowdonia trekking adventure and an impressive Seven Summits and it’s time to return via the Miners Track to your starting point at Pen-y-Pass.

Trekking time: approx. 5 – 7 hours
Trekking distance: approx. 12km
Trekking ascent: 800m

Included:
Welsh breakfast
Vehicle transfer to and from the start and finish points of your trek
Local mountain leader/s
Home-made packed lunch

Please note, this 7 Summits winter trek in Wales take place in the mountains of Snowdonia. Things change in the mountains, particularly at during the winter months. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or if there is ice cover. Usually though, changes make it all the better and you’ll discover other parts of Snowdonia along much less trodden lowland paths.

 

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