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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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Conquer the highest peak in South Wales!

We tackled Pen-y-Fan in mid May, a group of 9 lads. Parking at peak times is difficult so do park with care we arrived at 11 on a Sunday morning and the car park was very busy, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We tackled Pen-y-Fan in mid May, a group of 9 lads. Parking at peak times is difficult so do park with care we arrived at 11 on a Sunday morning and the car park was very busy, we were lucky to get a space. We parked in the car park in Storey arms at the foot of the main footpath.... More 

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Worcester
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stayed in Monmouthshire with the aim to use one of the days to do Pen-y-fan. The Saturday was perfect, sunny with cloud. We thought we were starting relatively early but when we got to storey arms the car park was already full and there were a large amount of cars parked at the roadside (on the verge) so we... More 

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I found it very hard to make it to the top and took about 1 and a half hours. My 8 year old daughter had no problem getting so maybe I am just unfit! Stunning views at the top, totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This has been the fist mountain I have ever climbed, easy to say as it only took us 45 mins to reach the top. You have choices for many different climbs and can climb one mountain or take a tour throughout the whole park. It's the perfect season for the trekking as you get heated from the exercise but the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is nice hike rewarding you with great views. It can be quite hard if you are not used to mountain hiking but certainly worth it.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great mountain to climb as long as you don't mind crowds. Easy route to the top, burger bars and toilets at the bottom. Lots of parking available along the road ( on the verges) .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My friends and i visited yesterday and it's safe to say totally underestimated how hard it was going to be. The route we took was extremely steep from start to finish and the climb was unsteady at times, we finished the walk in just under 3 hours. The weather wasnt great but when we reached the top it was gale... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were so lucky with the weather. It was very hot for April and we had children with us so we took it at a steady pace. This is a "must do."

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came here specifically to take on Pen y Fan having done other walks in the Brecon Beacons and the walk was challenging but massively rewarding, the views on the way up, atop Corn Du and finally at the summit of Pen y Fan were amazing. The Beacons really is a stunning location. You have to do this walk whilst... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I always wanted to walk up Pen-y-Fan, and did so yesterday. We came onto the hills from the north and took the bridleway/footway up Allt Ddu and Cefn Cwm Llwch to get to the top of Pen-y-Fan. We were told at the top by a bloke that this was one of the harder routes, and it certainly was tougher than... More 

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