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Pen-y-Fan

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1874 623366
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A mountain for everyone.

As long as you're prepared for the weather to turn at any moment, there's no reason not to enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
beefmonkey
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good few hours in the mountains!

We wanted a nice challenging walk that would take a few hours and allowed dogs.. this was perfect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James B
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“storey arms” (113 reviews)
“car park” (111 reviews)
“amazing views” (38 reviews)
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Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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+44 1874 623366
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As long as you're prepared for the weather to turn at any moment, there's no reason not to enjoy a walk to the top of Pen Y Fan. If you're lucky, you'll see some fantastic views of the surrounding beacons and beyond. Depending on the...More

Thank beefmonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a nice challenging walk that would take a few hours and allowed dogs.. this was perfect. We took our 18 month old Working Cocker Spaniel who absolutely loved it! Put this postcode into the sat nav (LD3 8NL) which took us to the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to share the summit and paths of this benign and beautiful mountain with so many other walkers. They were of all ages - one young lady was aged 3 and had walked the entire path from Storey Arms without assistance. There...More

Thank RobbieBStockport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible climb which is suitable for even younger children. Options to extend into longer walks

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect walk for a lung buster but not going to ruin you. On a clear day you can see for miles. The beacons are just so beautiful.

Thank sullarmy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a horseshoe walk taking in the peaks of Corn Du, Pen-Y-Fan, Cribyn and Fan-Y-Bîg. Moderately steep climb to get up onto the ridge, but a lovely walk and views thereafter. Definitely worth a go if you're in the area; great views from the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve personally climbed these mountains over fifty times over the years and can personally recommend them for a good day out. Many people go up there unprepared without navigation equipment or even the correct clothes and footwear, they are being rescued all too often, but...More

Thank Mcppowe57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather changes so fast up there so make sure you have the correct clothing for it. Car park at the bottom is very handy

Thank J3dyu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several months we climbed Pan-Y-Fan from the south, in the snow and weather quite harsh. This weekend we decided to tackle the mountain from the north side. Weather was the usual mixed and changeable but also very cold and windy. We set off in high...More

2  Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked mid week from the free car park at Torpantau and took in many of the summits including Fan y Big and Pen y Fan - quiet until the Storey Arms section for those taking a short cut up - walked 10 miles and took...More

Thank Simonjf63
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Maria M
6 October 2017|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
I personally didn’t see any about a month ago when I visited but It does warn on the gates that are livestock around and dogs must be under close control so I presume they were hiding that day!
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LooobyLouLou
14 August 2017|
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Response from Hilda W | Reviewed this property |
Hi it was the Pant Cad Ivor Car park, its the pub about 6 minutes r from the Brecon Railway
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Adi E
8 August 2017|
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Response from MCH2312 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend. A bad experience for both parent and the 3yo. There are plenty more opportunities in the area that are more suitable and make everyone happy. Leave it until they are old enough.
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