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The Three Peaks Challenge

The weather has improved a great deal as we progress through spring and summer is now just around the corner.

It has been a busy time here at Pen Y Bryn Holiday Cottages North Wales with crowds flocking to North Wales to enjoy our stunning landscapes in the sunshine. We have been delighted to welcome a large number of walkers to our holiday cottages this season and we expect many more as the main season for the Three Peaks Challenge draws near.

The Three Peaks Challenge is a popular adventure among avid walkers and usually takes place across spring, summer and even early morning. The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. Scafell Pike in the Lake District (978m), Ben Nevis in Scotland (1344m) and of course our very own Snowdon (1085m), which is practically on our door step in the heart of North Wales. This makes Pen Y Bryn holiday cottages a popular choice among walkers heading up Snowdon. Not only do we provide easy access to Snowdonia but our beautiful surroundings provide a whole host of great walks you can enjoy.

Although there are officially no rules surrounding the Three Peaks Challenge it is expected that people remain safe and have a low impact on the environment. It is also a tradition to complete all three peaks in 24 hours and Snowdon is often the last peak. Another great tradition is rewarding yourself with a well-deserved rest after your achievement and Pen Y Bryn Holiday Cottages in North Wales are the perfect place to do that. Our beautiful cottages and farm house offer a comfortable and welcoming place to relax.

There are many other Three Peaks Challenges you can take part in including the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge which takes you up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales, and Pen y Fan in the South. The latter two are much lower and chosen for their position in the country rather than height. There are also many other height mountains in the Snowdonia range to explore.

In addition to welcoming our walkers and those embarking on the Three Peaks Challenge we are also pleased to welcome those looking for a more relaxing holiday. Spring and summer and a wonderful time at Pen Y Bryn with plenty of wildlife to see. As well as our pigs, geese, cats, sheep and pygmy goats we have plenty of wild animals visiting too. Spring has brought many rabbits, squirrels and birds to the area and even some ducklings to our pond.

Summer is already getting booked up so please plan your holiday with us soon.

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