Age 14 & over
Summit Wales’ highest mountain via the Rhyd Ddu Track, offering stunning views of the surrounding scenery as you hike!
Avoid the crowds as you take a quieter and wilder route up to the summit, supported every step of the way by experienced Mountain Leaders.
Enjoy an exhilarating challenge, whilst raising funds to provide a better life for cats and kittens in the UK with other Cats Protection hikers.
During the trek, you'll be led by mountaineering experts who will guide the group safely up and down the mountain. It is physically demanding, so you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness and be suitably equipped.
Rhyd-Ddu Car Park
The cost for parking for the day is £6 for the day (correct at time of writing), and the machine does accept a card as payment.
You will be covering between 7 and 10 miles over the course of the day.
The climb starts at Rhyd Ddu and ascends the South Ridge of Snowdon, then descends via the Rhyd Ddu Path to return to the start location. The route will take between 3 to 4 hours to ascend and roughly 3 hours to descend. The route is challenging and includes some low-level scrambling on the ascent, and at times, you will need to use your hands. There are extremely steep areas and it is very exposed at the top but it has an easier path to descend.
It is physically demanding, so you will need a reasonable level of fitness and be suitably equipped.
When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:
You'll share your trekking experience with a group of likeminded travellers who might even become friends for life! What's more, by raising funds you'll make an incredible difference to the unwanted and neglected cats that need help.
How Cats Protection is helping cats near you
Teams at 34 centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats but they couldn't do it without your support.
You're able to choose any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats in your chosen area.
Chase this adventure for cats!
Raise as much sponsorship as you can for Cats Protection
I felt extremely proud to be doing something to support cats along with like-minded individuals who I would never have met in real life if it wasn't for this challenge. Llaura
Cats Protection challenge events are an enormously fun and rewarding way of fundraising. Not only do you get the rush of satisfaction of completing the challenger, but the feeling is doubled as you reach your fundraising target. Paul
From start to finish the adventure has been first class. John
If you're looking for a challenge, I would definitely recommend joining one, or all, of Cats Protection treks. Rhona