Snowdon at Night

Snowdon at Night

Date/Time: 18/09/2022, 2:30 am - 10:30 am Location: Snowdon, Llanberis

Sunday 18th September 2022

Join Grove Cottage for their exciting and challenging,

Snowdon at Night adventure.


Climb to the summit of Snowdon through the night with Grove Cottage.  Enjoy the sunrise across the stunning and unique mountains and coast of Snowdonia from Wales’ highest mountain.

Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name, stands at 1085 metres and is the highest mountain in Wales (and higher than any in England). Its rugged beauty attracts people from all over the world. Views from the summit have been voted the best views in the UK.

Create memories to last a lifetime while raising funds for this wonderful charity.


About Grove Cottage

Grove Cottage is the home of Bishops Stortford Mencap and provides social and educational activities for people of all ages with a learning disability to develop their potential, help them to avoid social isolation by supporting lifelong friendships and to provide respite to their families and carers.

Our vision is for a world in which every individual with a learning disability has the opportunity to learn and develop, integrate into society and exercise choices and where their families can have a regular family life.

It costs almost £500,000 to run Grove Cottage for a year and we rely heavily on donations, events such as these to ensure we can

continue providing our vital services which act as a lifeline for so many.

  • £10 could buy craft resources for our Cottage Crew club
  • £30 could purchase supplies for our Special Needs Nursery
  • £70 could pay for a dance session for Get Active
  • £300 could fund a day trip for Holiday Club


Registration fee – £45

You can secure your place with a £25 deposit. The balance will be due 8 weeks before the date of your challenge.

Minimum sponsorship target – £200


You will be sent your Fundraising Pack which will include details on how to set up a fundraising page and link it to the charity page for this event.

As part of the Grove Cottage team you will get:

Qualified, experienced mountain leaders with you all the way (ratio 1:12 or less)

Full ‘ground’ support during your event

Kit and Training advice

Fundraising Pack – advice and ideas

Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event

Information Pack 2-4 weeks before

Breakfast and refreshments at the end of your walk

This is an example itinerary, exact details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before the event.

2.30am – Registration in Llanberis

3am – Introduction to your mountain leaders. Safety briefing.

3.15am – Start walking

6.45am – Reach the summit (sunrise 6.55am)

7am – Start the descent (turnaround may be quicker depending on the weather)

10am – Arrive back in Llanberis for very well earned breakfast!


Please note this is the early hours of SUNDAY.

We will head along the Llanberis Path to ascend Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name), reaching the summit to enjoy the views from one of the most beautiful destinations on earth.

You can find out more about Snowdon and the Llanberis Path here.




975 metres

Walking Distance

9 miles/14.6km

We want everyone to enjoy their challenge and reach the summit in their own time so will walk at a pace suitable for the whole group. It is important that the group stays together with the leader/s. Depending on numbers taking part groups may be split into smaller groups of similar pace and ability.

Please note that, although we would love to, we can’t promise clear skies on this day.

If you are 14 or over, of a reasonable fitness and can walk 3-4 hours comfortably with some hill walking experience then this challenge is for you.

If you are not sure about fitness levels but are committed to put in some training over the next few months we have specially designed training plans to help you along the way. We recommend the ‘Challenging’ training plan for this event.

All walkers should be 14 and over and any under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sorry, no dogs.

If you are not able to join us for this challenge but would like to make a donation to Grove Cottage you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button below.

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