Epic Walk

A Walk Around the Derwent Watershed

Mark Barrett of hillexplorer.com shares this classic and extremely challenging Dark Peak route. At 39 miles, it covers the whole of the watershed around the Derwent reservoirs and, though it’s not officially a challenge walk, it’s up there with the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in terms of effort required, and even harder in terms of the …

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The Snowdon Coast to Coast Challenge

Here’s a realistic challenge that won’t leave you feeling like you’ve fallen down three flights of stairs for the following week. Coast to coast challenges have a special appeal to them, as do the highest points. Combine them and you’ve got the Snowdon Coast to Coast from Caernarfon to Penrhyndeudraeth (or continue onwards to Porthmadog, …

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The Across Wales Challenge Walk

Here’s an epic walking challenge that’s difficult, but with proper preparation, within the ability of a fit walker. The Across Wales Challenge Walk is a serious 73km challenge walk from the Welsh border to the sea, all undertook in 18 hours!. It starts off around 500m from Anchor, Shropshire, slap bang on the Wales-England border, with little …

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Cadair Idris Fox’s Path Walking Route

The Meirionnydd Round

If the Paddy Buckley Round isn’t sufficient Snowdonia for your challenge, then there is one other that’s tougher in terms of statistics but by virtue of geography poses as much of a problem of route finding as it does physically. The Meirionnydd Round was devised by Yiannis Tridimas in 1993, and covers most of the …

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The Paddy Buckley Round

The Paddy Buckley Round (PBR) in Snowdonia along with the Ramsay Round in Lochaber and the Bob Graham Round in the Lakes make up the UK Big 3 Rounds. Basically, the Big 3 are the toughest 24 hour fell running challenges in the UK, or at least the toughest formalised and/or popular ones! It was devised …

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Welsh 3000s – Walking the Welsh 14 Peaks Challenge Guide and Map

The walk across the Welsh 14 peaks challenge is one of the toughest walks in Snowdonia National Park. An absolute must if you’re fit enough. OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Welsh 3000s – Walking the Welsh 14 Peaks Challenge Route Description The route above takes you up Crib Goch initially and then over Garnedd Ugain …

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Rhinog Fach Cambrian Way Stage 14 – Barmouth to Maentwrog – The Rhinogydd

Rhinogydd Traverse

If you don’t think any of the Rhinogydd routes are sufficiently challenging, then this one might be! Featured in a Mud and Routes article on the most challenging Snowdonia Walks, this is a composite route from our other Rhinogydd walks. You’ll need excellent navigational skills to complete this route, not to mention a decent level …

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Eryri Way Coast To Coast Challenge

A 70km challenge through the Eryri hills, passing over no tops but following the ancient passes. Starting in Penrhyndeudraeth on the Dwyryd, via Beddgelert and Capel Curig and finally the flanks of the Carneddau to arrive in Conwy and a pint on the harbour front. Difficulties: Distance Activity Type: –Epic Walk —-LDP Submitted by: daveroberts …

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The Ardudwy Way

The Ardudwy Way  is a little known multiday path that crosses the western side of the Rhinogydd from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. Either complete it on it’s own or use it in order to create a loop when traversing the peaks. The Route  starts off in Barmouth and heads straight up …

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