• duration:
    1 Day(s)

  • instructors ratio:
    1:6

  • booking cost:
    £35 PP

course info

The Nantlle ridge is by far one of the finest mountain ridges in North Wales and while it doesn’t share the same technical difficulty as other ridges like Crib Goch or Tryfan, it still offers plenty of exposure and no end of fantastic views. Our run will take you on a circular route from Rhyd Ddu, out to Garnedd Goch and back to Rhyd Ddu via Cwm Pennant. The route is 11.86 miles (19.1km) and offers around 1250m of ascent.

Who is this for!

This guided run is aimed at the mountain or trail runner looking for an enjoyable relaxed run with a group with plenty of chances for pictures and no pressure on time or speed. The group will be maximum of six people and will be led by an experienced Mountain Leader and mountain runner. You will need to be a fit and active runner who has experience of running distances of up to 12 miles on trails or in the mountains! Speed is less of importance as we will keep the pace gentle so everybody can enjoy the event. 

Full kit list will be sent out on booking your place. You will need trail running shoes and a running pack to carry all your food and drinks.

Technical Details

Difficulty: Difficult 
Distance: 11.86 miles (19.1 km) 
Total ascent: 1,250m 
Steepest Gradient: 45%
Time: 3-5 hours running

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

You can pay your deposit by selecting the date you wish to book from the drop down box below and clicking Pay Now. I will contact you with course details and a kit list once your deposit is received. Full payment must be made prior to the course or on the day.

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Testimonials

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 !

Chris

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!

Kirsty

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.

Polly Hornby