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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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Breathtaking!

I say breathtaking in the fact it's beautiful, but also that it's the most difficult walk I've ever done and I actually had no breathing at some points, ha! People who say this is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Caragh S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I say breathtaking in the fact it's beautiful, but also that it's the most difficult walk I've ever done and I actually had no breathing at some points, ha! People who say this is "gentle" are complete liars. This is a seriously steep climb and a cold one at that. Infact my legs were so cold that when I got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Now I'd like to start by saying I'm far from the fittest of people so I would be lieing if I said it wasn't one of the toughest physical achievements I've done! But wait. Holy crap, I'm definitely doing it again as soon as possible! It is tiring but taking the odd 5 minutes on the way up to stop... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there in January and surprisingly it was very busy! Car park was full and we end up parking on the grass along the main road. It was very muddy and wet. If you planing to take dog with you (like we did), make sure you have enough towels for your pet and sit covers in your car for... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whoever the person was who voted 'terrible' to the Brecon Beacons you obviously need to get a backbone. This is the ultimate wilderness trail and mountainous region in the southern British Isles. It cater's for all types of people and fitness levels. I take the kids every summer. They love it. You could take a route from either the Storey... More 

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Cwmbran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 12.30 up and down by 3.30. Took our 5 year old and he didn't ask to get carried once all the way up. Coming down was a bit of a nightmare, the pathway is fraught with danger as covered in ice/snow. But the views and fresh air made it worthwhile. We're not regular walkers and I regret not wearing... More 

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St Leonards-on-sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite civilised at Pen y Fen summit, the crowds take it in turns so everyone can get a summit photo on their own, not like Snowdon where you're joined by a hundred or so others. Looked very busy coming up from Storey Arms but I only saw two other people on my route up from Cwm Gwoi (National Trust car... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The children were keen to tick another mountain off their list so we went again. The beauty of the Breacons evolves throughout the year. It's a gentle climb that all can enjoy, even in the snow.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

As a keen walker I was excited to try this, but was a little bit disappointed. Not much parking and busy even in November. Nothing much to see, either. But a pleasant walk nonetheless and got a great view from the top. If you want something more challenging head to Snowdonia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Went with our 6 year old, took the slightly longer but easier (less steep ascending) route with him on the right hand side of the hill. He did it and us too :) Worth a trek up to the top - an experiance not to be missed, on the way down we took the harder route which s even more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Started at 12.30. At the top 14.00... every drop of sweat is worth! It was sunny and relativety hot day, little windy but superb. Amazing view from the top... Nice option for daily tour.

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