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Address: Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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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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Brecon beauty

The highest point in the brecon beacons. A wonderful walk where you can take in Corn-Du, Pen-Y-Fan, Crybin, Fan-y-Big. All have steep inclines determined to take the energy out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Haydn M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The highest point in the brecon beacons. A wonderful walk where you can take in Corn-Du, Pen-Y-Fan, Crybin, Fan-y-Big. All have steep inclines determined to take the energy out of your legs. As with any decent hill walk ensure you are prepared for fast changing weather with food and water in case of emergency. Good hill sense is required. Stunning... More 

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Thank Haydn M
North Yorkshire
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got there early and managed to park. I'd recommend if you want to park safely you do get there early. Weather was great today, but you still need to go prepared for the worst. Great views and a great place to eat your lunch. All in all about 2 hours start to finish.

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love trips to Wales, the scenery is amazing, the people are friendly and the weather is never boring. Pen-y-Fan is the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons so is quite popular to climb. With gentle slopes and no scrambling required this is a good hike for people with low levels of fitness.

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Thank Natalie P
Penarth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd time here..beauty never fails. Walked the horse shoe pass...stunning scenery, peaceful and above all a good whole body workout. Sat on the ridgeway and had commanding views over the beacons and reservoirs.

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Thank maggie1966
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely walk up to Pen Y Fan with panoramic views all the way up. The route itself was a little bit boring, it was nice that the path was so obviously laid out, but it was just very straightforward. Some people might like this though. We'd recommend going early as on our way back at around 11:30am... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely walk for just about anyone with some determination, for which you will be rewarded with great views.

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Thank mgkersey
Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was part of a group of 5 girls who did a “sleep” walk for a charity. We parked at the Pont Ar Daf car park which was free; there was also a burger van selling food and drinks, that also take cards. There were also toilets in the car park which were sadly very grotty. We walked up the... More 

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Thank gr33neyes
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Started walk around 1.30pm and got back to the car at 6pm. Steep walk up to the top but breathtaking views across the Brecons awaits you. Come prepared for Pen-y-Fan and bring sunscreen, hat and lots of water. Only two miles to the top but your legs will be aching after.

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Thank Steph H
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a good hard walk up the mountain (with plenty of stopping for a drink of water on a hot day). lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

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Thank charlieTourer
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned home with aching legs from doing the Pen-y-Fan mountain walk. The aim was to get to the top and we made it one and all to release a birthday balloon to commemorate the birthday of my partners mum who sadly passed away two months ago. Even in July the weather was very changeable so make sure your footwear... More 

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