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Pen-y-Fan

Brecon beacons, Brecon Beacons National Park CF24 3JW, Wales
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

First time I've done this walk and also my wife's first time. It's hard but when you get to the top the views are amazing. I'm not into walks but this place is well worth the time and effort.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

well like it says in previous comments its not for the faint hearted but what and achievement when you have finally got up to the top....its very steep but an awesome feeling when you have reached the top...amazing views and so cup and close with nature....and when you get back to the bottom/ their is a fabulous burger van called... More

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Brynamman, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A sense of achievement by the time you get back to the car park! Especially for someone in their late 60s as we are. Pen Y Fan is not for the faint hearted, it is a long steady but steep walk to the summit (886mts) the views are as you would expect very impressive. We found the descent harder and... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a great climb...if you like wonderful scenery. a good work out. breathtaking views. This is the climb for you. It took me and my partner 1 1/2 hour to climb to peak and about 45 minutes coming down. Ample parking and toilets with fresh water fountain.

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I made the mistake of going directly up corn du first rather than the easier path where you turn right. (Im 51) But was great to get to the top and views as far as severn bassin. Im suprised so many people use the car to get to the storey arms . I dont really see the point of driving... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice gradual climb, awesome view from the top, perfect place for a sandwich and a hot tea. It will be good to cover this together with other parts of the national park, plan your trek and enjoy!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very spectacular mountain to climb Footpaths are all very well maintained No rubbish as people respect the national park Suitable for all ages and dogs owners

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful views at the top. It is a steep climb in places and takes about 2 hours round trip. Pack a picnic to rest and refuel for the trip back down.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What wasn't clear was the car park to start the journey. I went early morning (~9.30am). The carpark is at googlemaps grid ref: {51.8678869,-3.4715683}, just off the A470. There's a single track through the gates that takes you up. Recommend good gripping shoes and a food supply and a coat/hood. I endured all forms of weather except rain and snow!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A very nice walking route with stunning views. We were enjoyed it very much. Will defo come back! Strongly recommended.

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