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Pen-y-Fan

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1874 623366
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I had been working away in Brecon for 4 weeks, heading back to my home in Kent at the weekends... I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave P
Good walk even in the mist

I took my 10 and 12 year old up with my mini Schnauzer. Both kids are fit and used to walking but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RJTAYLORGRECH
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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At just under 3,000 feet, this is the highest mountain in South Wales and the jewel in the crown that is the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“storey arms” (125 reviews)
“corn du” (72 reviews)
“car park” (121 reviews)
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Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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"storey arms"
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"corn du"
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"car park"
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"amazing views"
in 42 reviews
"brecon beacons"
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"great walk"
in 43 reviews
"burger van"
in 13 reviews
"national trust"
in 16 reviews
"highest point"
in 10 reviews
"highest peak"
in 14 reviews
"easier route"
in 9 reviews
"bad weather"
in 12 reviews
"warm clothing"
in 8 reviews
"grass verge"
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"low cloud"
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"well worth the effort"
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"steep walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

I had been working away in Brecon for 4 weeks, heading back to my home in Kent at the weekends... I was determined not to miss an opportunity to see part of this stunning country before finishing the job. I took myself up on a...More

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my 10 and 12 year old up with my mini Schnauzer. Both kids are fit and used to walking but younger one found it a bit tricky on the way up but so misty at the top that the adrenaline got him through...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the hike up there!! We were lucky and had fantastic clear views, when we got to the top and managed to get some great photos!! On the way back down though, the mist came rolling across and wasn’t so clear. Great achievement when...More

1  Thank Rosie J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We parked at Pont ar Daf and walked up to Pen y Fan. We were blessed with sunny weather while we did the climb in the morning. Continuous incline and steep at several sections. But the walking path is well made and safe.

Thank Cindee C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked at story arms a fantastic morning walking seeing so many people young and old walking in this beautiful location stunning views from the top. Now comes the worst thing if you or your family need to use the toilets which are situated on the...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked at Pont ar Daf and walked up to Pen y Fan. It was a beautiful morning and the views were stunning, I'd definitely recommend it. Wear steady shoes/boots and take water. It actually felt harder coming back down than going up! We did...More

2  Thank EmmaY_12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would highly recommend trying the 12 mile Brecon circuit, where you climb Pen-Y-Fan (highest peak in South Wales), Corn Du, and Bwlch ar y Fan ('the gap'). Absolutely incredible and challenging hike with beautiful views all around. There are two free carparks at the bottom...More

Thank SWH100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing view from the top of this exhilarating climb to the top. Views are breathtaking and in all directions. We climbed from a small car park in an area of woodland owned by the National Trust. This route is less used than the...More

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day climbing the Horse shoe peaks , glorious day, happy to be climbing along side amazing soldiers on their marathon , full pack training exercises!!!!

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good carpark with a charge that wasn't excessive. Toilet was a bit basic but it did the job. The climb itself was hard going and we left 2 teens half way up. Once we reached the first summit it was ace, the saddle between the...More

1  Thank JaneChum
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Rejh1111
7 June 2018|
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Response from iummels | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are. But we went up with our dog and he was off the leash. He does not go to the sheep though...
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roger w
15 May 2018|
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Response from Digicus D | Reviewed this property |
google 'pen y fan dark sky reserve'. people do this a lot
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Ellis B
12 April 2018|
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Response from Del C | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is no where to have such a thing unless in the car park area, the path is the only hard standing the way up and i'm the summit would be not the thing to do.
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