The Carneddau  is a range of mountains at the northeastern edge of Snowdonia. It is famous for the Welsh ponies which roam the mountain slopes. Our route will start in the Ogwen valley and head up the east ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. This involves some mild and short lived scrambling through ‘the choke’ (less than Grade 1).  From the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen we’ll continue on a fantastic ridge walk along the Carneddau range over Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn (second highest mountain in Wales), Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf and Foel-fras. What a day!

  • Grade: Walk
  • Distance: 18.5 km
  • Height gain: 1250m
  • Time: 8-9 hrs
  • Ratio: 1:8


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The Carneddau traverse involves the summits of Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf and Foel-fras. The traverse is mainly scramble free apart a very short section on to Pen yr Ole Wen known as ‘the choke’ on the east ridge. I am a qualified mountaineering instructor (MIC) and full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors so you’ll be in good hands (see my ‘About‘ page)


10% discount if you book all 3 days and complete the Welsh 3000s.

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