Pen-y-Fan

Pen-y-Fan, Brecon Beacons National Park: Address, Phone Number, Pen-y-Fan Reviews: 5/5

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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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Wellington, UK192 contributions
Well worth it!
Sep 2021
Parked in the car park below, we got there before 10am in September and was nearly full. It was a great walk, long and had to stop a few times due to the continuous incline, but not too difficult as there is a good path to follow. The hill you can see as you walk is not Pen-Y-Fan but Corn-Du which you can bypass or walk up to and carry on to Pen-y-fan which is not much further. A great walk and really glad to have completed it.
Written September 19, 2021
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Chris B
16 contributions
Iconic mountain
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is the third time I have climbed pen y fan. So rewarding and a must do attraction. Strenuous but the effort is worthwhile

Written September 17, 2021
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Trekbud
Loughborough, UK983 contributions
Great hike
Aug 2021 • Couples
We hiked on a cloudy day so missed out on the views from the top. The valleys are beautiful though and worth the effort of hiking. The summit was a little busy as you might expect but some routes up were quiet.
Written September 2, 2021
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Susanne M
Belfast, UK25 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2021
We went in July and it was packed.We had a nice time. Really nice view at the top. We went with a young family so a packet of sweets kept us going.
Written August 30, 2021
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chris504019
Daventry, UK1,442 contributions
A welcome back to such an iconic mountain
Aug 2021
I saw the programme on the television of BRECON and wanted to do this mountain again. It was another stunning climb and very busy with walkers of all ages. This is a must do attraction if you are in the area and so rewarding of wellbeing.
Written August 29, 2021
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Kinga K
Acton, UK156 contributions
Amazing views and fulfilling achievement
Aug 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed the hike and the mist just gave it a special look. We felt like we were in the clouds. We took the easiest route and enjoyed it all the way up. Amazing views and really worth the effort. Felt very peaceful and the sheep all around were very friendly. Some tourists were taking selfies with them. Never seen so much sheep. The hike was fairly easy and not too steep. Coming down the mountain was easy. You do need to watch your feet as there are stones sticking out and you can easily trip over. Trainers are enough to ware and you don’t necessarily need hiking shoes for this easy route. It’s dog and family friendly and you can go at your own pace. It is definitely a great achievement to get to the top and take a picture up there…
Written August 27, 2021
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Swansea, UK247 contributions
60th bucket list
Aug 2021 • Friends
Went today 24/8/2021 meant to do it for my birthday last year but covid put a stop to that .my friend who had done it twice before said she would do it ,lovely day arrived at12 midday lots of cars parked I am pretty fit but the start going up was a bit hard ,it's advisable to wear good shoes or trainers and wear layers starting of hot half way up wind picked up so long sleeve top was needed ,got there not to much time to wait for the famous photo shoot about 10 in front of us and everyone passing phones so we could have photos, stopped half way down to have a light snack washed down with a small glass of procesco 😎 lots of children with there family and clearly they were fed up half way, so be prepared to take plenty of water about 5 toilets at the bottom . And burger van ,great day x
Written August 24, 2021
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SimeyWimey
Whitstable, UK667 contributions
Nil visibility
Aug 2021 • Family
A mostly straightforward walk, it was a wet and cloudy day sadly, so no view up top. Advisable to wear study footwear with good grip as the rocky path can be tricky without when wet. Some bits you'll have to climb higher up near the summit. Getting early to the car park is important as it gets very busy. I'd allow an hour to get to the summit including stops and about the same coming down. It can get quite wet and drizzly so maybe have some dry clothes in the car to change into.
Written August 21, 2021
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Tina A
Llandudno, UK32 contributions
Well worth the effort
Aug 2021 • Couples
When I first got to Pen y fan, I was a bit put off by the amount of people but it is the highest mountain in South Wales so an attraction.
Firstly I would say, wear the right shoes, we passed women in strappy sandals, kids in sliders, not suitable at all, you need good walking shoes or at least a pair of trainers, also take a jumper and rain coat as the weather can change at the top.

The views on the way up and once you reach the top, stunning, you have a panoramic view for miles.
Written August 21, 2021
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Ronnie
Burnham, UK5 contributions
Lovely hike
Jun 2021 • Friends
Visited with children and dog, car park was full but joined a long line of cars parked along the road. Toilets and burger van in car park were handy. The path is wide enough to accommodate lots of people which was handy because there certainly were a lot of people when we visited. The hike was mostly a slight challenge with a few sections that were really quite tiring and a few that felt very gentle. We are a fit young family and took it quite slow because it was very hot but the whole round trip took 3 hours.
Written July 29, 2021
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