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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Wales is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Wales for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Wales

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    1

    Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

    Hiking Highlight

    Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is perhaps the most ascended mountain in the world, and with good reason. This is a majestic mountain, as is befitting of Wales' highest point.

    Its glory …

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    2

    Pen y Fan

    Hiking Highlight

    Chief of the Brecon Beacons and the highest summit in south Wales, Pen y Fan is a hugely popular peak with routes to the top to suit everyone from first-time …

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    3

    Corn Du

    Hiking Highlight

    Corn Du is rarely climbed alone, but as a peak added to an expedition to Pen y Fan. The climb up is a great one though and the views from …

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    4

    Moel Famau

    Hiking Highlight

    Moel Famau affords spectacular views across the Vale of Clwyd to Snowdonia in the west, and the English border in the east. Crowning the summit is the Grade II-listed remains …

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    5

    Fan y Big

    Hiking Highlight

    Fan y Big might have had its mountain status revoked in 2018 — but don't let that put you off. This is a superb peak that forms part of a …

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    6

    Cadair Idris

    Hiking Highlight

    Complex and striking, Cadair Idris is the Snowdon of southern Snowdonia: a honeypot mountain renowned for its imperious cliffs, enticing ridges and pretty tarns. It is a peak shrouded in …

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    7

    Moel Siabod

    Hiking Highlight

    The eastern sentry to Snowdonia, Moel Siabod stands guard over the village of Capel Curig. A variety of ascent options including easy grass slopes, historical quarry tracks and a gentle …

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    8

    Glyder Fawr

    Hiking Highlight

    The summit of Glyder Fawr is magnificent. On a clear day you will see incredible views of Snowdon, Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain. At 3,284 feet (1,001 m), it is the highest peak in the Glyderau range.

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    9

    Glyder Fach

    Hiking Highlight

    At 3,261 feet (994 m), Glyder Fach is the sixth highest mountain in Wales. It is a challenging push to the summit but you are rewarded with astonishing views once …

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    10

    Tryfan

    Hiking Highlight

    An incredible rocky adventure playground that rises like the ancient spine of a petrified leviathan, Tryfan is without doubt one of the UK's premier mountains. The north ridge is an …

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    11

    Y Garn

    Hiking Highlight

    Y Garn of the Glyderau is a mountain of two halves. On one side it drops in continuous green slopes to the pass of Llanberis. On its other it’s a …

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    12

    Fan Brycheiniog

    Hiking Highlight

    Poised and elegant, Fan Brycheiniog is the climax of a striking escarpment edge in the Black Mountain range of the western Brecon Beacons. From sculpted valleys to pretty tarns, the …

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    13

    Carnedd Dafydd

    Hiking Highlight

    After a steep push to the summit, your effort is rewarded with spectacular views over to the Glyders, Tryfan, Carnedd Llewellyn and Anglesey to the north. At 3,425 feet (1,044 …

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    14

    Pen Yr Ole Wen

    Hiking Highlight

    There are two options to tackle Pen Yr Ole Wen. The first route from the Youth Hostel is the most challenging; a steep, technical and scree-filled ascent to the 3,209 …

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    15

    Twmbarlwm

    Hiking Highlight

    Twmbarlwm is a 1,375 foot (419 m) hill that is rich in beauty, history and folklore. From the summit, you are afforded wonderful views of the Severn Estuary. There is an Iron Age hill fort on the summit, too.

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    16

    Crib Goch

    Hiking Highlight

    The Crib Goch scramble from Pen-y-Pass is one of the best ridge scrambles in the UK. Renowned for hair-raising drops on either side, the thin and rocky ridge is the …

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    17

    Pen Cerrig Calch

    Hiking Highlight

    This remote and little visited summit is perfect for explorers keen to escape the crowds. Standing at 2,300 feet (701 m), the summit boasts spectacular views over the River Usk valley, Crickhowell, and further afield.

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    18

    Picws Du

    Hiking Highlight

    Bannau Sir Gaer is the highest point of the dramatic escarpment high above Llyn y Fan Fach. Due to the remote and untouched landscape, you will see lots of birds, …

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    19

    Fan Frynych

    Hiking Highlight

    The steep rocky slopes, sharp escarpments and crags are home to rare arctic-alpine plants. These are at their southernmost location in the UK and are not found again until the Alps.

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    20

    Cribyn

    Hiking Highlight

    At 2,608 feet (795 m), the summit of Cribyn boasts bold and dramatic views over Pen-y-Fan, looking towards the steep cliff that forms its eastern flank. When the weather is …

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