1064m. Day-long hike taking in multiple 3000ft mountain summits, usually including Foel Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian (Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewellyn, Yr Elen, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen yr Ole Wen.

This is mainly a long distance walking route, with only short sections of scrambling apart from the ascent / descent of Pen yr ole Wen.

Variations on the route can include other peaks such as Drum, Pen yr Helgi ddu and Pen llithrig y wrach.

Start and end points vary, but the most common are either Bwlch y ddeuifaen (SH ) or Anafon (SH ) carparks at the North end and the various parking areas in the Ogwen valley to the South. Plan carefully since public transport back to the start point is not easy, and be aware that although easy in clear weather, navigation can be very difficult in the frequent thick mist.

The Carneddau traverse forms the Northern part of the Welsh 3000's challenge.


The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland


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User Date Style Notes & Partners
ChrisMasters 22 Jun Solo South to North as part of Welsh 3000s
South to North as part of Welsh 3000s
tomcr88 5 Mar Solo
Hidden 4 Nov, 2018 -
Pete Barker 5 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
with Lizzie
with Lizzie
JSCB ??, 2018 -
DH 15 Oct, 2017 -
T_Robbo2 13 Oct, 2017 Lead
Andy Moles 3 Oct, 2017 Solo
Hidden 2 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 14 Jan, 2017 -
tagscuderia ??, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2016 Solo
adam001 13 Mar, 2016 -
Hidden 7 Mar, 2016 Solo
Hidden 3 Mar, 2015 Solo
MusicalMountaineer ??, 2015 -
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 Solo
Hidden 16 Apr, 2014 -
adam001 9 Mar, 2014 Solo
Iain Thow 2 Jan, 2014 Solo
BenRyle 22 Sep, 2013 -
with Steve Keys, George_Surf
with Steve Keys, George_Surf
Simon Gompertz 2 Mar, 2013 - Glorious sunny day with crisp snow on the ground and fabulous views across Snowdonia
Glorious sunny day with crisp snow on the ground and fabulous views across Snowdonia
James Charatan 2 Mar, 2013 -
static266 ??, 2013 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond ??, 2005 -
Hidden ??, 2000 Solo
leland stamper ?May, 1980 Solo O/S 3rd day of 3000s
3rd day of 3000s
crowberry gully 16 Aug, 1974 -
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