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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 Scenery and Great Weather

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."

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
41 helpful votes 41 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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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a place to visit..WOW...We visited on yesterday and at the morning when we started our journey from the NT car park the weather was cold, windy and foggy..The walk was hard, lond but the view was stunning. Went up to the top in completly blind because we were in the clouds. The last 100 meters were the hardest in... More 

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Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Having lived in Australia for the past five years we came back to Wales to visit our new Grand daughter. My wife had never done Penyfan and this walk did not disappoint. So many people give Wales a miss but this area is so beautiful it will take your breath away. It takes about 45-55 mins to get to the... More 

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London
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41 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A beautiful sunny day just after Easter. Car parks get full quickly but plenty of parking on verge da. It is a busy walk with families, day trippers and more serious walkers but never too crowded. Relatively easy going but some places near the summit are steep but manageable with care. Great views from top, pity some people think banana... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved this walk. It was recommended to us by Gwarllwyn B&B and they even gave us an information pack. The walk has everything and we were lucky with the weather, clear skies and sunshine. I hate to use the word, but it was "awesome" when we visited and we hardly saw a soul. I don't think our day and... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were blessed with the weather for climbing the mountain and the views were spectacular. It was rather busy though probably because it was Easter

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United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have walked the beautiful pen y fan mountain a few times now on different routes such as the usual walk from storey arms to the one from Brecon and also the one from Merthyr starting at the foot of the Neuadd Reservoir and it is always a truly exhilarating experience. It takes about an hour to get to the... More 

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