Step into Summer and conquer the three highest peaks in North, Mid and South Wales virtually this summer by taking part in Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s Virtual Welsh Three Peaks Challenge!
This incredible challenge will see you tackle the distances to virtually climb the highest mountain in Wales, the iconic Snowdon, along with the formidable Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan, a combined height of 2,334 metres (7,657feet).
- Snowdon, North Wales at 1085 metres/3560 feet
- Cadair Idris, Mid Wales at 893 metres/2930 feet
- Pen-Y-Fan, South Wales at 866 metres/2907 feet
The Welsh Three Peaks includes a total walking distance of 17 miles (27.4km) or 35,959 steps which we are challenging you to complete over 7 days throughout August. To complete the distance and get your steps in you can walk, jog, hop or dance your way to the finish line, the choice is up to you!
You could ascend to the summit of Snowdon from the comfort of your own living room. Traverse the rocky terrain of Cadair Idris from your back garden, Or would you like to take a stroll up Pen Y Fan in your kitchen? Or, of course, out and about in the great outdoors. Whatever you decide, we will be cheering you on!
This challenge is open to everyone, so why not get the whole family involved. Use a fitness app like Strava, or go old school with a pedometer and keep track of your steps tracked on your profile page.
Finishers will receive an appreciation certificate made specifically for this challenge which will be sent out in the post.
Last year’s 24 hour, Welsh Three Peaks Challenge raised a fantastic £6,308 for Our Orchard Appeal and helped enhance several other departments across Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
By participating and taking 35,959 steps in 7 days, you are doing something positive, helping us make things better for both patients and staff across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, all whilst supporting your local NHS.
Embrace a healthier lifestyle today and take part in our Virtual Welsh Three Peaks Challenge!
It’s free to take part
- Register online. (see below) If you’re under 16, you’ll need a parent or guardian to sign up first.
- Set your fundraising target. There’s no minimum sponsorship, but a target of £50 or more is a great place to start.
Please https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/stepintosummer to set up your online page. We can also send you a sponsorship form if you would like one.
- Share your challenge/fundraising page. Just click on ‘Share’ and all your friends, family and colleagues can support you.
- Track your steps. From 1 August, use a fitness app like Strava, or go old school with a pedometer and keep track of your steps tracked on your profile page.
- Submit your steps to the charity department and you will then receive your appreciation certificate. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: You are entering a virtual event. When exercising, please adhere to the most up to date physical distancing guidelines set out by both Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.
The challenge begins with the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, standing at 1085m. Snowdonia is unique for its bio-diversity of plants and wildlife and with breath taking views from the summit (which you can see from the internet) is a perfect way to start your Welsh 3 peaks challenge.
Cadir Idris (893M)
Cadir Idris (the chair of Idris) is in reference to a giant of Welsh mythology who was said to have used Llyn Cau as an enormous armchair. Legend has it that anyone who sleeps on the Summit will awaken a madman or poet.
Pen y Fan (886M)
The final summit of the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge, Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales and the Brecon Beacons.
Walking everyday can help you to:
- Feel more energetic and awake over time
- Look after your blood pressure and heart health
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- Sleep better
- Reduce stress levels
- Keep your joints healthy
- Decrease anxiety and depression
Funds raised will support the Prop Appeal, helping to support patients who have suffered an acquired brain injury.