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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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Harlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I disliked the heavy rain, but then it is a mountain after all. On the plus side, when it is not raining the view across to Cribwn is stunning.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great way this way up Jacobs ladder.not as busy as Storey Arms way.this way takes you over Fan y big ,The Cribyn ,Pen y fan and finally Corn Ddu and back via the Neuadd reservoir about 14.5 miles

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was our first time walking up any mountains, and we walked to Corn Du followed by Pen y Fan, it was a stunning walk with amazing views. It is hard to believe they are so close to Cardiff. It took us 2 hours 50 in total and we aren't the fittest of people. Highly Recommend this if you get... More

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Oundle
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful scenery and beautiful sunrises. A mixture of easy and steeper climbs. Hardly anyone else around even in August.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If in south wales this place is amust and is totally free and healthy .I walked to the top with my boy s a few months after moving to Cefn Coed. At the time they where 3 and 5 years old.This is the highest point in south wales and the views are breathtaking.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Everything that we had been promised. Easy to access, quiet and much overlooked by British Tourists ? Maybe we should keep it less well known. Cracking walk, up hill, great views, pure air and a real treasure of a day.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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316 reviews 316 reviews
283 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Pen-y-Fan is one of the best places in Wales to visit. It's a decent hike up to the top but it's well worth the effort. The scenery and surrounding landscape is amazing.

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Bridgend
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Walked the circular route from the Storey Arms. Worth the hike for the brilliant views. Day was sunny so outlook clear and an army transport plane flew just overhead when we were at the top of Pen y Fan. An experience not to be missed if you are in the locality You would be pleased you made the effort

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

this is an amaizing walk to do as there are some amazing views when you get to the top. There are other mountains to climb around. There are different paths to follow some are more challenging than others. There is a burger van at the bottom so you can get something to eat and drink.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

If you park opposite the Storey Arms centre just on the A470 you cross over the road to the gated entrance to the walk up Pen Y Fan. Beware!! This is the much steeper/tougher walk. The ground is uneven with cobbled like stones. It took us about 1hr 45 mins to walk up to the top. Beautiful day. Perfect walking... More

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