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Address: , Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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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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A steep climb but worth it!

Me and my partner decided to walk up Pen-y-Fan yesterday with our two dogs. We have never done this kind of thing before and would recommend anyone doing it to come prepared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner decided to walk up Pen-y-Fan yesterday with our two dogs. We have never done this kind of thing before and would recommend anyone doing it to come prepared. Backpack with picnic, plenty of water and waterproofs is essential. We were pretty lucky with the weather for the majority of the walk till we got to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Me & my friend decided yesterday morning that we were going to do Pen Y Fan as our form of exercise for the day. We were completely unprepared and totally underestimated how hard the course was going to be! Half way through the hike the weather was close to unbearable, the wind was so strong, it was torrential rain and... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Get there earlyish for parking, there are toilets and a couple of food stands with good prices,we were lucky to have a beautiful day although slightly hot, steepish climb to the summit, but so worth it!! breathtaking views from the top, well it is when clouds break.And a Lovely walk back to car. Definitely recommended.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was getting towards the end of the day (October) I fancied climbing the peak to take some sunset photos. I walked up (the long way in hindsight) as quick as I could, after a drizzly day the light got better and better. The views all around were breathtaking. Had to walk down in the dark though but no problem,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not a big fan of walking. This was a long tiring one. Wouldnt do it again. The walk was lovely but weather got bad by top. In end no idea where the end was. The wheater was so bad. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We didn't know exactly where to go as our satnav had gone but it was pretty easy to find. Drive through the national park and it's on your right. We parked in the layby just before the pub one everyone's talking about. Had toilets, burger van and ice cream truck all cheap prices. No prices to climb or park and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we went on a Saturday around 11am. it was busy & parked out on the main road. Toilet facilities are available but are in need of TLC.... you have been warned!! Tea/Coffee Burgers/ice cream are available in the car park & a well earned treat when you get back down! The weather was good on the day & the walk... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Amazing views, well marked trails, We did notice that parking can be an issue so it helps to get there early. We parked at the car park just down from the Storey Arms at the "kissing gate" at about 10am and it was PACKED. Once you are on the trail though, the crowd spreads out and it doesn't feel too... More 

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Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We parked neat the Storey Arms on the opposite side the road on the grass along with a lot of other cars. Be prepared with a good pair of walking boots, and waterproofs just incase. It was a long walk up and down and more up following a made paths, straight all the way. I took us just over 2... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The easy route up just past Storey arms is a long slog once reaching the top you first arrive at Corn Du then have to climb PenY Fan. A good route but not as interesting as Snowdon.

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