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Pen-y-Fan

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: At just under 3,000 feet, this is the highest mountain in South Wales and the jewel in the crown...
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: 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.

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Ebbw Vale
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It isn't just the climb to the top of Pen-y-Fan that leaves you gasping for breath, the views of the surrounding area are also breathtakingly beautiful. The mountain centre at Libanus is also very informative and has a nice restaurant as well. You can see Pen-y-Fan from the restaurant patio area , so you can put the climb to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The nearest classic mountain walk to London! 4 hours drive - M4 and the excellent A467 (the drive up from Merthyr is a classic), park in one of the Storey Arms laybys, and up you go! I've done this twice as an opener on the first day of a holiday. There are several permutations of longer walks involving the rest... More 

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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Good walking. Not for the faint hearted. Great views. Must be treated with respect. Brecon beacons national park centre worth a visit

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Climbed Pen y Fan 10th December with my partner. He had some mountain climbing experience - I had none. Neither of us are what I would call 'super fit' but both in good health and are regular walkers. We parked at Pont ar Daf which is FREE (Google 'the Storey Arms activity centre' and head for there...if the storey arms... More 

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Penyfan itself is the highest peak which can be climbed via a number of routes. On a clear day the views are fantastic, able to see the south coast of Wales and the north coast of Somerset and Devon.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a clear sunny day, the walk to the top was not too bad, a very interesting path, the views from the top were glorious.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

From the bottom car park to the west it takes 45 mins to 1 hour to reach the summit. Nice easy walk. Gravel or stone path most the way. Amazing views from all angles from the top When you get to the top you can go a different way, walk round the horseshoe and make it 4-6 hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was a fabulous walk with breathtaking views over the the brecon beacons. We completed the walk up and back down in 2hrs 15min as we didn't hang about at the summit. As it was blowing a gale on the top and very cold. Even though it was a nice day down in the car park when we set of.... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Breath taking scenery, and definitely a walk that will provide a bit of challenge. Although quite busy, there is never a sense of too many people, in fact lovely to see so many people enjoying such a beautiful setting.

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Reading, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Four hour drive from London on a good day, Brecon Beacons are an ideal weekend destination. On a good day the views are stunning from the top of Pen y Fan. Weatherproof clothes are essential as it gets quite wet and windy on the top of the mountain. I was amazed to see babies and young toddlers accompanying their parents.... More 

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