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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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Spectacular view! 886m

We have visited this place on 18 July 2015. The view is superb. So nice and peaceful, e very good choice to spend time and do exercises. It took us about 2 hours to get to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have visited this place on 18 July 2015. The view is superb. So nice and peaceful, e very good choice to spend time and do exercises. It took us about 2 hours to get to the top, but it worth it. The hills and view up there are amazing. Recommended for those who love the nature and a bit... More 

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Henfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely day for our climb. The climb is moderately difficult for a group of adults with average fitness. It took us around 1.5 hours to get to the top with a few stops along the way. The views once you get to the top are just amazing all around so try to go on a clear day!

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Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I recently took to the hills and walked Pen-y-Fan, it was a great experience. We managed to plan a day with great weather. Make sure you take plenty of water, sun cream and some snacks for energy. We saw so many people walking in flip fops, some with no water on a bag on their back to carry anything. We... More 

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Honfleur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Such a sense of achievement and will be back next year at Fan Dance time to get even further along the course. The great weather helped enormously as the views were breathtaking. Just brilliant!

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Did a 20km charity walk here for Macmillan Cancer, it was absolutely fantastic. The scenery was beautiful, the walk itself was challenging but well worth it for all the views, everyone that you meet acknowledges you. Make sure that you pack ready for all weather conditions as it can change very quickly and proper walking/hiking boots are advised! Well worth... More 

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Diest, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We started our walk at the Neuadd reservoir and walked over the long ridge towards the Pen y Fan with our 2 dogs. It was a fairly easy climb, we had lovely weather and so could enjoy the views and scenery! If you want to explore Welch nature, you should walk these hills!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can really fault the beauty of the Brecon Beacons. Apart from when it is wet. The walk starts at Talybont reservoir up ' the hill' then along several ridges culminating on a steep ascent via Jacobs Ladder to Pen Y Fan. Total distance 14.5 miles. Then back again. Total times is about 6 hours including small stops. Views were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Love this walk. Have done it a few times but this is the first time I've done it in a big group with very young children (3 and 4 year olds). Was a lovely day

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Exeter, Devon, UK.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We set out from the car park and spoke to the lovely man from the National Trust before setting off up the path. He gave us a little map with some explanations. We summited Pen y Fan, via Corn Du and then came back down the path from Corn Du. This is a tougher route down but gave us a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Took 2.5 hrs but that was with a 11yr old. I'm fairly active and in mid 20's and feel I could have done it a little quicker, though I did struggle a little at times. Though I was so pleased to reach the top I was almost skipping back down with a smile on my face (the energy soon comes... More 

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Address: Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park

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