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Pen-y-Fan

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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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Great walk

Great walk for all walkers. Goes quite steep quite quickly, but stunning views from the top. I expected it to take longer to reach the top. Worth the walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great walk for all walkers. Goes quite steep quite quickly, but stunning views from the top. I expected it to take longer to reach the top. Worth the walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Just got back from climbing this mountain and it was an amazing experience. Panoramic views all the way up and down. Lots of friendly dog walkers and a few sheep at the top too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had so much fun climbing Pen Y Fan. Passing so many friendly people along the way who were really motivating to keep you going. Unknowingly to us we went the hard route and climbed two unnecessary mountains prior to Pen Y Fan. It's a must do for everybody! Absolutely loved it!

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Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Walk up to the top of Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons and experience fabulous views. Hard work but well worth the effort , just make sure you are prepared for the different climates that may occur.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Grab a good pair of walking boots and get to the top of Pen-y-Fan for a wonderful view all the way along the Swansea Valley to the coast beyond - weather permitting. Watch the passing of clouds and the patterns they paint on the landscape and if feeling fit, cross over to Talybont Resevoir, Talybon-on-Usk or even Brecon beyond that.... More 

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Cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Last weekend along with 7 or 800 others, I did the Three Peaks Challenge. Snowdonia and cader Idris were simply stunning and spotless. Arriving at the base of Pen y fan, we went to the toilets to fill up with water. There are no printable words that can describe the smell or condition of the public toilets other than a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm lucky enough to call this my back garden, always get a real sense of achievement when I get to the top,the view is amazing. Dont forget to queue to have your piccie taken at the top (this can be massive on nice days) Make sure you wear sensible shoes, and have waterproofs and water in your back pack, never... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Decided to take on Penyfan after conquering Snowdon earlier on in the month - this really was a stroll in the park in comparison, without compromising on the beautiful views. A really good place to try for hiking beginners with such a well laid out path. We saw families with young children as well as more elderly groups taking on... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We paid a visit to the Dan y ogof caves well worth a visit if not a little expensive but a once in a while treat, most of the staff were very pleasant, except for the the young lady at the entrance kiosk no smile, no pleasantries, no enjoy your day just a sour face sure there are plenty of... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Been wanting to do this for ages and finally got round to it recently. Great exercise with numerous options in terms of pathways. Wonderful views at the summit of surrounding beacons. Established pathway to summit with surprising number of fellow walkers.

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

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