Welsh 3000s route and map

Below is a map of the Welsh 3000s route. Bear in mind, this is a very approximate map, and depending on how you like to walk and climb it can be quite variable. Those attempting the Welsh 3000s should be experienced enough to be able to research, plan and check their chosen route beforehand.

Simply, all peaks marked should be reached - although some would choose not to bother with Garnedd Uchaf, as it is little more than a bump on the ridge, but this really should be completed as well.

Welsh 3000s map

The Welsh 3000s route

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The walk should be started by camping at the top of Snowdon, and then starting with the dawn sunlight descend the Snowdon peak, via Garnedd Ugain and Crib Goch - a very exciting and potentially dangerous ridge walk.

From here you should descend to the left of Crib Goch towards the two campsites. At this point you can meet up with a support car and swap your larger pack for a small hydration pack, before heading to Nant Peris to climb Elidir Fawr, followed by Y Garn, the Glyders and Tryfan. Again at the end of this stretch, you can meet your support car, fill up with water and pick up more food.

This is then followed by the Carnedd walk, bagging Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf and Foel-fras - the Welsh 3000s Challenge is marked complete when you reach the marker on the peak of Foel-fras.