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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went to the Brecon Beacons for a family party on the 12th September 2014. Four of us decided to complete the full Fan Dance and believe me it is not for the faint hearted. The climb from the Storey Arms to the first peak of Corn Du took 50 minutes and was the toughest walk I have ever done. Just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Parked opposite story arms but after advise from the burger lady, decided to take the easier route. So we crossed the road over to pont ar daf car park and started our treck on the path up the mountain, even from the start the scenery was fab. We did puff and pant on the way up, and took an hour... More

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Richmond North Yorkshire.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent with fabulous views. Hard walk for inexperienced, unfit walkers but doable if you take your time.

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York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On a Sunday, get there early if you can (before 10am). Free parking at the Pont ar Daf car park will fill quick, but there is ample parking on verges (it appears) and other lay-bys further up the road past the Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre. Basic toilet facilities at the Pont ar Daf car park with refreshments vans. Would... More

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Starting out at the Storey Arms centre, there is a path to the left hand side which is the start of your journey to the first of 2 hikes that's ends at the peak of Pen Y Fan. The path is well marked and even the novices out there would have no problems navigating to the top. This is by... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

My advice is to get there early as the car park by the Storey Arms fills very fast after 9.00 am at the weekend. The climb takes your breath away but the views at the top are breath taking. A steady climb will get you there via the well maintained path. Well done National Trust! Watch the weather and even... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Everything that nature can give a little piece of heaven. Wanted to see the bottle nose dolphins but they were not out to play at the time we arrived. Good reason to go back x

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Take some hiking shoes! Walked Pen y Fan in trainers and it was a bit full on. Went up the mountain in torrential rain and it was a great experience. It is a hell of a walk though so be prepared. There is meant to be fabulous views at the top ' when we reached the top it was 360... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I climbed the Fan on the morning of 31st August. Starting at 0800 there were very few people around so plenty of parking. Having never climbed Pen y Fan before I was unsure what to expect, the way up was fairly steep from the start next the storey arms and pretty much as soon as I set off the clouds... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Get your walking boots on you wont regret it. Stunning and spectacular. Supurb scenery makes your efforts wortwhile.

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