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Pen Y Fan from A470 is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Brecon, Powys, Wales that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 1,633 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wildlife

Snow

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Reviews (121)
Photos (277)
Recordings (128)
Completed (209)
Quinton Tecza
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HikingNo shade
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Andrew Roach
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Hiking
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Melanie Scott
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Hiking

This is a gorgeous trail! Straight up, so take water and get ready for calves on fire, kids do it. I did it with two kids strapped to me. Views are immense!!

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Laura Whoislaura
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Hiking

So so windy!!

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Trisha Ferguson
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Hiking

Simple up and down. Lovely views from the top with clouds sweeping over. Mega windy mind.

Eleanor Doe
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HikingBlowdownRocky
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Rachel R
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Hiking

Beautiful views! A bit windy at the top but well worth it!

Erika Rudash
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HikingRockyScramble

great trail, not too steep. saw plenty of kids at the top too, so challenging for them but still doable. great for dogs too. quite windy at the top, needed a hat and gloves mid october, so guessing it gets very cold as the winter comes in, so make sure you bring layers in your rucksack, and a flask of tea. beautiful views all around.

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Jon Bevan
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Hiking

Good to do it in the wet weather, lots of wind and a lot of people not equipped for it

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Georgina T.
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HikingMuddyRocky
rajeev rajeev
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Hiking

What an amazing trail. The entire family loved it, including my 5 yr old. Weather changes at the blink of an eye. Make sure to have water proof clothings, hiking shoes, few things to nibble, and a camera as the views from the top are breathtakingly stunning. It also gets really windy at the top, so take care.

Bobbie Payne
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Hiking
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Aled Thomas
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Hiking

The clockwise route is harder yet a lot more satisfying when you reach the top.

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Andrew Roberts
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Hiking

450 calories power walking all the way up and running back down within 50 minutes, as if.

Sarah Morgan
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Hiking

Excellent trail... first mountain and wasn’t disappointed. Will definitely be returning to do the 10 mile trail next.

Nick H
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Excellent walk

Kyle Milne
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Running

Very open and good views, underfoot is cobbled and wide enough to pass family’s, very dog friendly however livestock is free roaming in this area. Can get cold at the top with deadly drops at the top. Advise doing only during the day. Lots of parking at the base and a brew station even on Sunday.

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Michael Wayman
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Hiking

Stunning views across the Brecon Beacons and for an extra 10 minutes you can complete both summits. The trail is as described and moderately difficult but can get very crowded on weekends and especially on bank holidays. There are two trail heads on the A470 and both well trodden paths. Well worth a hike up.

Deon Francis
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Andrew Pedrazzoli
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Hiking

Beautiful views.

Ryan Ashcroft
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Was incredible in the snow

Wesley Neal
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The whole trail was covered in snow today, from top to bottom. kids came along for fun. I was the worst dad ever half way up and the best dad ever when we finished with a nice cup of coffee 2 and a half hours later

Mrl Robinson
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Cathy J.
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First to Review

If you do this from the Pont a Daf carpark it is very busy and can get congested with massive parking issues! Locally called the M4 due to the sheer number of people who do this path! Easy enough to do though, but expect to queue at the top for a photo by the cairn! If you do the trail from the Storey Arms, it is more difficult but you will still experience same parking issues! Oh for the days when no one climbed this!!!

Bobbie Payne
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Walking
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