Trail or Fell Runs

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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Cambrian Way Stage 13 – Dinas Mawddwy to Barmouth

Llynnau Cregennen Waymarked Trail

There are a few locations in Snowdonia that are as photogenic and immediately recognisable as Llynnau Cregennen. With the towering knoll of Bryn Brith dominating the skyline, surely as intimidating a location for a hill fort as any! There’s an excellent viewpoint down to Barmouth above the car park (just near the picnic benches!) The …

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Mynydd Cilgwyn from y Fron

This short route is ideal if you’ve got an hour or so to spare, or want a reasonably easy trail run with less than 100m ascent. The route starts from Y Fron, which is no more than a collection of houses with a stupendous views even before starting! This route wasn’t expected to deliver much, …

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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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