Guided mountain hike on the fantastic and remote Carneddau, Snowdonia, North Wales £55pp

The Carneddau Range is remote. You’ll be hiking over isolated mountains, under very big skies across a vast wilderness plateau.

You’ll be tackling 3 of the highest mountains in England and Wales: Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd and Carnedd Llewelyn (2nd highest peak in Wales) – named after famous Welsh Princes.

This is a fantastic mountain day away from the crowds.

2019 Dates

May 7th, 18th
June 7th
July 12th, 21st
August 9th, 18th
September 3rd, 14th
October 2nd, 20th
November 5th, 9th,
December 7th

Where is it? Who is it suitable for? What do I need?


The Carneddau Range is in the North Western area of the Snowdonia National Park. The main A5 road travels along the valley floor of the Ogwen Valley, splitting the Carneddau Mountains in the North with the Glyderau Mountains in the South.

Initially our meeting point for onward travel will be the Ogwen Valley Visitor Centre, there’s a map below, please park in the bays on the left side of the parking area, this is short stay, 20 mins. We will then drive to a parking area closer to the start of the days hike.

Meeting Point Google Map

Who is this guided hike for?

Perhaps you have enjoyed some familiar local hikes on lowland hill or mountains, and now want to explore some bigger mountain areas, you have good hiking fitness and a yearning for mountains, but don’t the confidence to go on un marked rough tracks in an unfamiliar big mountain area.

That’s where our expertise works for you,we do the work so you can enjoy your guided mountain hike, no need for you to plan routes, no need for expert navigation in poor visibility, leave that to your qualified Mountain Leader.
You do need a good level of fitness and depending on the time of year, be ready for very mixed ground conditions, everything from wet and boggy ground to heath, heather and rocky mountain summits.

Mountain Leaders and Ratios

All of our guided mountain hikes and scrambles are led by fully qualified Mountain Leaders with excellent local area knowledge as they work and live full time in the mountains of Snowdonia.

Maximum ratios on our guided mountain hikes are 10 clients to 1 Mountain

Maximum ratio’s on our guided mountain hikes are 10 clients to 1 Mountain Leader.

What kit do I need?

You will need good study mountain boots to give your feet the best support and ankle protection for rocky ground. You should wear clothing to match the forecast weather and the time of year, lighter weight clothing for summer and heavier weight in winter, so generic type hiking trousers, base layer, fleece and waterproof shell layer, waterproof over trousers. Boot gaiters can be a fantastic idea for the wetter months and winter.
A small rucksack is ideal to carry your food, water, warm hat, gloves and other personal items during the day.
We can advise you of clothing and footwear for a guided day or course with us once you have booked.

How long is this guided hike?

Average length of this guided mountain hike is 7.5hrs if we do all 3 mountains, if needed this can be shortened to around 6hrs by leaving Carnedd Llewelyn for another day.