Pen y Fan

HARD 34 reviews

Pen y Fan is a 8.5 kilometer loop trail located near Brecon, Powys, Wales that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 545 m Route Type: Loop

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Pen y Fan is the highest peak in South Wales and southern Britain situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This is a challenging walk observing mountain scenery across Pen y Fan. There are clear paths marked all the way through this famous walk which has been featured on a number of television programmes. The mountain is also used by the military as part of the selection process of the UK's special forces personnel. The Brecon Beacons is a very remote/exposed area and it can be easy to lose your way, so remember the usual walking rules: be prepared with a paper map and compass as well as snacks/drinks and appropriate clothing/footwear.

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17 days ago

First hike we completed whilst visiting the UK- the views were incredible, a beautiful experience.

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7 months ago

Tough little hike. Worth the climb though. Should hit Pen y Fan after Corn Du.

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9 months ago

This trail/loop is very well maintained and was very busy on the day we hiked. I have completed this loop numerous times and this was the busiest I have ever seen the trail. The entire loop is a very well maintained so footing is not an issue. Whether you start at Storey Arms or the other trail head you will go up between 1,500-1,800 feet at a constant grade for about 2-miles. I would consider this a moderate hike because of the well maintained trail. Always be prepared for poor weather. Even on the day we hiked which had wonderful weather, the conditions on top were breezy and we all needed that extra layer we carried.

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9 months ago

Absolutely stunning and well worth the effort.

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11 months ago

Excellent.

Wed Aug 24 2016

This walk only goes as far as Corn Du. Pen y Fan is a short walk further on.

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recorded Corn Du, Pen Y Fan & Cribyn

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