Snowdon Sunrise Challenge

Snowdon Sunrise Challenge

Snowdon Sunrise

Route: Snowdon Ranger Path

Starting/Finish location: Snowdon Ranger Car Park, A4085, Rhyd-Du, Caernarfon. LL54 7YS

For an even more exciting challenge and something a bit different why not walk in the dark with the silhouettes of the mountains and experience the sunrise from an amazing location up on the mountain top! It may mean getting up a bit earlier but our Snowdonian sunrises are definitely worth it and bring a spectacular reward to our challengers along the way! The Snowdon Ranger Path is our route for this one, so if you have been lucky enough to have already taken the tourist path up Snowdon from Llanberis – this challenge will take you up the other side of the mountain and give you a completely different view at sunrise! Please get in touch [here] to book!

What’s included in the cost

  • Fully Qualified Mountain Leader – ratio 1:8
  • Help and advice with planning your challenge
  • Information pack for your challenge including full kit list
  • Group Safety Equipment and First Aid Kit
  • Mountain patch (extra cost)

What’s not included

  • Personal walking kit and equipment
  • Packed lunch and drinks
  • Parking/public transport costs
  • Accommodation for before and after walk

Please be aware the Snowdon Sunrise walk begins at 2am so accommodation is required the night before!


Pick up at Bangor railway station (if travelling by rail). Drive to Snowdonia National Park and settle into our overnight accommodation in time for an evening meal and a chat with the guide about the week ahead.
Today we climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales (1085m) There are several paths up this beautiful mountain and the choice will depend upon group size, ability and of course the weather. On a clear day, it is possible to see England, Wales, Scotland Ireland and the Isle of Mann from the summit, 20 mountain lakes and the western coast of Wales. Transfer back to hotel early evening.
Distance: 5-7 km Ascent: 1000m Time: 5-8 hours
After a hearty breakfast, travel to Dollgellau, a pretty town in mid-Wales, surrounded by the hills of southern Snowdonia. We spend this afternoon exploring this picturesque town which has evolved from the small village it once was in the 12th century into today’s town with it’s narrow streets linking together the various town squares.
Today we climb Cadair Idris, the highest mountain range in mid-Wales. A delightful circular walk on well established paths, to Pen y Gadair Fawr, the highest point. From the top, there are stunning views to the coast and hills of northern Snowdonia. This is a strenuous walk taking between 4 and 6 hours.
Distance: 13km Ascent: 950m Time: 4-6 hours
Pick up from hotel mid-morning and travel alongside the river Wye to the pretty market town of Hay-on-Wye in Powys. We spend the afternoon exploring the town often referred to as the “town of books” as it has over 30 bookshops selling specialist and second-hand books. Hay-on Wye or Y Gelli it’s Welsh name, is renowned for it’s beautiful scenery, excellent accommodation and superb local cooking, all provided with the pride in excellence that the welsh are well-known. Overnight in hotel accommodation.
Today we summit the distinctive shaped peak Pen y Fan, at 886m the highest peak in South Wales in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. As we walk we see wonderful views to the summit ridge, and once on the ridge out to the Usk valley to the North and the market town of Brecon. Return to hotel accommodation.
Distance: 11km Ascent: 453m Time: 5-6 hours
After an enjoyable breakfast we travel leisurely back up to North Wales, stopping for lunch in Welshpool before returning to Bangor train station early afternoon.


from £849
  • 7 days guided tour
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • packed lunches each day
  • Quality hotel accommmodation
  • * Price subject to supplement for single person occupancy

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