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The 14 Peaks of Snowdonia

Posted on December 11th by

There are 14 peaks in Wales over 3000 feet that can be visited in one single journey; a 24 mile stretch from Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) to Foel Fras which along the way takes you through some of the most incredible and beautiful landscapes the world has to offer and known as the 14 peaks of Snowdonia.

Llyn Gwynant near Beddgelert

There are numerous ways in which to attempt the 14 peaks; from the 24 hour Welsh 3000 challenge where all 14 peaks are covered within a 24 hour time frame to completing the route a little more leisurely over 3 days, wild camping or staying at youth hostels along the way. The world record is an astonishing 4 hours 20 minutes. That said, most attempts are made northwards from Snowdon to Foel Fras and a popular starting point is from Pen Y Pass early in the morning with an ascent of the Miners’ or PYG track to the summit of Snowdon.

There is a public society database where you can input your name an details on completion of your journey. You can choose your route, pace, companions, starting and stopping points but the one rule you have to bear in mind is that you must visit all 14 peaks in one journey.

It is not something for the faint hearted; it’s definitely one of those life time achievements and if you are interested, to get you one your way, here are the 14 peaks you must visit and the following website will give you more information, The 14 Peaks

Snowdon
Crib y Ddysgl
Crib Goch
Elidir Fawr
Y Garn
Glyder Fawr
Glyder Fach
Tryfan
Pen yr Ole Wen
Carnedd Dafydd
Carnedd Llewelyn
Yr Elen
Foel Grach
Foel Fras