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Pen-y-Fan

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Address: Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: At just under 3,000 feet, this is the highest mountain in South Wales and...
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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Spectacular Views and well worth the walk!

Enjoyed a family day out walking in the Brecon Beacons and despite the lovely clear sunny day, the wind was as breathtaking as was the overall scenery. Our family are geared up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a family day out walking in the Brecon Beacons and despite the lovely clear sunny day, the wind was as breathtaking as was the overall scenery. Our family are geared up for walking but we were amazed to see so many people who wore inappropriate footwear and gear and families who didn't have a rucksack between them to carry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I spent a weekend camping in Talybont. We walked from our hostel up to the car park at the base of pen-y-fan. The changes in the weather as you walk up are amazing. As long as you are well prepared with the clothing the snow adds to the atmosphere of where you are. Good cardio work out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hard to put into words my son and I did this at the end of mid term on a two day trip to Brecon. We decided to do the horseshoe see this url with a pdf. (http://goo.gl/fhkHSL) We were so lucky with the weather. The day before it rained heavy the day after the whole area was covered in snow!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Getting to pen y fan is very straight forward by car, parking can often be an issue in particular the summer month weekends but generally is ample. The highest peak in southern britain so an inviting challenge accompanies each walker as they ascend. Lots of fell runners can be seen during the summer months, and its generally a very popular... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

To walk and experience is challange is something that is hard to describe. We did the challange Wednesday 18th Feb.The weather was cloudy and damp in the morning.We set off from the car park on the easier route,around about 11:15 am,suitably clothed after reading several reviews from previous members. The summit was covered in mist when we set off,and the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stunningly beautiful when you're at the summit. Takes about hour to get there,good paths beautiful views and it's free so get your boots on :)

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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

2nd attempt to reach the summit but failed due to the bad weather at the top very windy ..snow little ice but believe it or not we loved every minute of it will be going again friday to try again hopefully weather will be better on the day ,,, make sure to dressed warm as can get very cold in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having been here once before and failed to reach the summit due to some dodgy directions, we tried again and thought that climbing it in the site would be fun with the family. We ascended and descended to the left of the building, didn't know there was an easier route, typical :) Started off with great weather, views were mind... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just spent the weekend in the Brecon Beacons and walked up Pen Y fan on Sunday. Got to the car park around 10.30 am and it was already busy. Walked up the more difficult route to the left of the Storey Arms - snow gradually getting deeper as we ascended - bright blue skies so the views from the summits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a fantastic experience. I totally recommend giving it a go, although it will help if you are reasonably fit! I managed to reach the peaks of Corn Du and Pen y Fan, stop for photos and back down to the car park within 2 hours. Sensible clothing, footwear and plenty of water are essential.

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