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Spectacular views

It's about a 5 mile hike - steep uphill in places to Corn Du and Pen y Fan then back down the other... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wendy W
Colchester, United Kingdom
Watch for the weather!!

We walked up yesterday and started at 10.45am when the weather was clear and you could see the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Herefordshire, 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.
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's about a 5 mile hike - steep uphill in places to Corn Du and Pen y Fan then back down the other side to the Stoney Arms Education Centre. Quite windy in places and chilly up the top but worth the effort. Parking was...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up yesterday and started at 10.45am when the weather was clear and you could see the top. By the time that we got to the summit, 90 minutes later, the mist had come down but we thought that it would soon clear. Unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, one off the bucket list! After driving past the car park we finally found the track to Pen Y Fan. The toilet facilities could do with a good clean, absolutely awful. The weather wasn’t the best to be climbing a mountain but we went...More

Thank Melanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today. Been before but once again loved it. A great adventure in Wales and again PROUD TO BE BRITISH. Only took a few hours up and down mates loved it I loved it then a good pint of BITTER to finish it off....More

2  Thank c00kiem0nstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of our trip to Brecon Beacons. Parked in Pont al daf and took the steady climb up admiring the views. Went up Corn Du first and then up to pen y fan did the obligatory selfie. The 360 views are stunning, so many different...More

3  Thank JoelMariaandSam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took us 2 hours to get to the top (I am unfit and had to stop multiple times to catch my breath!) and 40 minuets to get down the views are magnificent well worth the effort yes the toilets are awful but small price...More

1  Thank 4,643,674
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always funny, and tragic, to see the under-prepared folk slogging up the granny path in flip flops and carrier bags but at least they are having a bash in the great outdoors. I'd always recommend approaching from the north instead of taking the M1...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 3 adults and two children aged 10 and 11years. Both children never climbed a mountain before and slightly unfit. It is obviously steep in places and the children wanted to stop at times but with some encouragement they made it to the top...More

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked up to the summit of Penyfan August Bank Holiday. It was very busy. People of all ages making their way up to the top.Some running, but others stopping on the way to enjoy the view and some refreshments.Most people in very good spirit but...More

Thank 333SueM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard many people say what a great walk Pen-Y-Fan is so I decided to do it for myself with my family. 3 of us are asthmatics so I knew it could be a challenge! We took the easy route after taking my inhaler haha!...More

2  Thank Tracey E
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Vanessa G
20 August 2018|
Response from SWH100 | Reviewed this property |
Put in Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre post code - LD3 8NL. It is opposite the car park at the bottom of Pen Y Fan.
6 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
14 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