Vegan Hike Snowdon logo

Join Veganuary’s team and hike 30km from the Welsh coast to the summit of Snowdon, before celebrating with a vegan meal.

How it works…

  1. You pay £130 to book your place.
  2. You organise your accommodation and travel.
  3. You fundraise £200 for Veganuary.
  4. You complete the endurance challenge! Hike 30km in one day with a fully trained mountain guide and a group of like-minded people.
  5. Join us for a celebratory vegan meal.


Distance: 30km (18.6 miles)
Duration: 8 – 10 hours
Total ascent: 1,361 meters (that’s even higher than Ben Nevis!
Terrain: Mix of good lowland paths to rocky mountain trails
Start: Caernarfon Castle
Finish: Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis

Friday 30th September

Arrive in beautiful Llanberis with its range of tourist attractions and brilliant independent vegan cafe Caffi’r FRÂN. All participants gather at 6pm for introductions and briefing.

Saturday 1st October

Leave Llanberis by bus at 7.30am to travel to Caernarfon Castle. Wave goodbye to the shores of the Menai Strait as you hike along old railway tracks, through villages, and up into smaller mountains until you reach the big one! Climb Snowdon via the Ranger Path, reaching the summit by 2pm. Descend Snowdon via the Llanberis Path, arriving back in Llanberis at 6pm for a celebratory meal (completely vegan of course!)

You don’t need to have any prior experience of hiking to take part.


  1. You pay £130 to secure your place. The price covers a mountain guide (one guide to every ten participants), a medical support team, celebratory vegan meal, 100% vegan refreshment pitstop and event trackers.
  2. You arrange your own accommodation and travel to and from Llanberis. The base for the event is the Royal Victoria Hotel, and you can find more accommodation ideas here.
  3. You need to ensure you have the appropriate kit for the event. A kit list will be provided.
  4. You fundraise £200 any way you like. It could be setting up a JustGiving campaign to share on social media, running a charity quiz night or hosting a Welsh-themed event. Be as creative as you like! Click here for some inspiration.


Veganuary encourages millions of people to eat vegan in January (and beyond) and works with thousands of businesses around the world to increase their vegan options.

Veganuary’s huge media presence and strong social media following further increases the visibility of veganism and the growing plant-based food revolution.

Veganuary is the biggest campaign dedicated to encouraging people to try plant-based eating. And it’s effective: 83% of Veganuary 2022 participants planned to make permanent diet change after completing their vegan challenge.

Industrial-scale animal farming is a leading driver of climate change, deforestation and species loss, as well as a significant cause of pollution.

It drastically increases the risk of global pandemics and antibiotic resistance and is responsible for the deaths of billions of sentient animals each year.

The current way we produce food is highly inefficient, unsustainable and won’t allow us to feed a growing global population. That is why we advocate a change towards more plant-based alternatives and, ultimately, a vegan world.


The Vegan Hike Snowdon challenge will be facilitated by Raw Adventures, an events provider based in Snowdon with over 12 years of experience organising hikes in the area.

Every member of the team behind Raw Adventures holds a nationally recognised Mountain Training qualification.

Raw Adventures are committed to the safe, responsible, and sustainable enjoyment of Snowdon. Their staff are Mountain Rescue Team members and National Park Volunteers.

They also organise litter picks on Snowdon and have planted 400+ trees in the area as part of their Safeguarding Snowdon’s Future project.

Raw Adventures’ mountain guides live and work in the shadow of Snowdon every day, so they are both knowledgeable and passionate about the area.