Paddy Buckley Round | Two Day Fastpacking

  • duration:
    2 Day(s)

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  • booking cost:
    £220 PP

course info

The Paddy Buckley is a circular running round in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. The 61 mile route takes in 47 peaks and offers over 28,000ft of ascent taking you on a journey through some of the most impressive mountain scenery.

Our two-day Paddy Buckley fastpack is a great way to complete the challenge and for those looking to run it in a single push it’s a great opportunity to recce the route. We have split the route into two sections giving you the chance to wild camp under the stars halfway around. The two days will be guided by a team of experienced mountain leaders who are passionate mountain runners and have extensive knowledge of the route.


If you want to join this challenge you will need a high level of fitness with some marathons or ultra-marathons under your belt. You will need to be able to run/walk over 30 miles per day in mountainous terrain and have the ability to push on when you get tired.


A full kit list will be sent out once your booking has been received, we can provide a list before if you email us. As this is a fastpacking event you will need a tent that is sub 2kg or 4kg if being shared between two people. You will also be carrying your sleeping bag, food and all other essentials.


As part of your preparation, we offer a group zoom chat where Matt Cooper, the event leader, will discuss the route, equipment and any essentials you need to know. Its also a good chance to ask any questions you may have.


If you would like to ask any questions about this event please email and we will be happy to help.

course instructors
Matt Cooper
Matt Cooper
Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI)Click here for more information

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My partner and I booked Matt for two days mountaineering instruction so we could learn how to use ropes on climbs that were out of our comfort zone. We had a fantastic two days and Matts structured approach allowed us to take it all in and practice all the techniques over and over again. We both now feel more confident to take on more adventurous scrambles. Thanks Matt

Andy and karren

Excellent day with matt scrambling over crib coch. Faboulous and patient instructor, highly recommend .

Anne Brown

Fantastic day on the Back to Basics Navigation course with Matt. Very well organised and learnt a lot. Matt was very professional and great at teaching the skills with lots of patience and encouragement. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be signing up to other courses in future. Highly recommended.

Chontelle Wright

A great day out learning how to use a map and compass with Matt. His teaching style gave us just the right amount of information without feeling overloaded. I would highly recommend Matt !


Just got back from a fantastic weekend with Matt on the Welsh 3k and couldn't have asked for a better time. We had blue skies and cool air so it wasn't too hot and the views were simply incredible. Matt set a great pace allowing us to push our limits but never going beyond what we were capable of and we finished in 18 hours 32 mins. Hes a top bloke and I would certainly recommend him and The Mountaineering Company to anybody. Thanks again Matt. You will certainly see us again next year no doubt!

Chris Mansell

We attended a navigation course today with Matt. He was fantastic, can’t rate him highly enough! We had no knowledge at all, but have come home feeling confident and ready to tackle our adventure! Thank you Matt for a fabulous, fun day

Claire Black

I thoroughly recommend Matt as a leader & guide. I experienced an exhilarating & fun day with a super group doing Matt's Ogwen Classics day. Matt managed our mixed levels of ability & confidence with a calm, encouraging, alert & purposeful manner. He inspired confidence through recognition of our efforts & shared his knowledge & experience to support our skill development. The day passed all too quickly!

Ferne Davies

Awesome day with Matt teaching my 11yr old son and I the basics of climbing. Very patient and approachable would highly recommend Matt to anyone with an interest in rock climbing. Really fun day enjoyed by all!

Ian Roberts

All I can say is amazing!! Never scrambled before Matt looked after us supported us though the scary bits and made the whole day brilliant.

Karen Williams

Had a fantastic weekend with Matt on the mountain skills course - he is really friendly + approachable, and tailored the two days to what we enjoyed + wanted to learn. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to build their confidence with mountain hiking + navigation!


Recently attended an intermediate rock skills course in the Peak District. Really great weekend and excellent fun. Matt is a top bloke; very knowledgeable and just the right amount of laid back. Allows all the information to really sink in - effective teaching!

Matt Pomfrett

Excellent day out with Matt on my first ever Scramble. I found it pretty tough in places but Matt was always there to put me at ease, offer instruction and with his support I made it to the top. Would highly recommend to others.

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