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Address: Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Phone Number: 01874623366
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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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Beautiful mountain not for the unfit

Ok so I don't really do exercise the most I move is the school run in flat flat flat east anglia so this was a real eye opener to how much I need to hit the gym! The mountain was... read more

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Lowestoft
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ok so I don't really do exercise the most I move is the school run in flat flat flat east anglia so this was a real eye opener to how much I need to hit the gym! The mountain was stunning, the views were breathtaking and everyone was so friendly and encouraging! Did I look like I was going to... More 

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Thank Cartwrightcorner
Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery, lovely summer walks for all the family to include the family dog! Well worth a visit!

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cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were up on Pen y Fan today 23rd August and were amazed by the number of people on the mountain. It was a fine day so not much risk - but half of those walking were totally unprepared for mountain walking. A small 3 person party from the National Trust were working on the main footpath which was good... More 

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Thank penarthguy
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from the summit, very enjoyable few hours walking up and down the mountain on a beautiful August day. Great free day out with kids.

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Thank Lee S
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst you might find the climb up to Pen-y-Fan a little congested during school holidays, if you like a good hike you'll find that this clears by the time you have walked on to Crybbin and Fan-yBig. We headed down to the Neuadd Reservoir before coming back to Corn Ddu. A hard and challenging walk, with truly breathtaking views, it... More 

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Thank Nev G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climbed pen y fan yesterday for something to do and it was incredible. the views where fantastic. Lovely we streams of water everywhere and the sun was shining. i never made it to the top though I'm 25 year old but heavy smoker couldn't hack it. But from what I did see the views were something else. If your fit... More 

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Thank Carlefc1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk they way we went up was a little tough on my six year old son but he loved it once we got to the top we came down a different way an there was a really nice water fall to the right (as you are coming down) which was nice to just dip your feet in after that... More 

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Thank nathan t
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I looked up the available walks on the website and we opted for the 11 mile circuit which on the website shows and 4-6 hours. Although our actual walking time was 4 hours and 15 minutes with all the stops to take in the scenery we actually spent nine hours away from the car. We took a litre of drink... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped unplanned having seen so many cars. I had to park on the verge of the road but there is plenty of space. He walk from the car park and back round to the Storey Arms took me around three hours. I'm not fit but managed without any problems. The path is excellent. Even though this was a holiday weekend... More 

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Burgkirchen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to take the second path coming from brecon because it's obviously the easier one. It took us about 45 minutes to walk to the top. The path is fairly broad and easy. The view is quite rewarding and there are different trails you can choose at the top if you want to. You don't have to pay... More 

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