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Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1874 623366
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Climb Pen Y Fan

I’ve personally climbed these mountains over fifty times over the years and can personally... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Amazing walk to the top in snowy conditions

The weather changes so fast up there so make sure you have the correct clothing for it. Car park at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bicester, 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” (110 reviews)
“car park” (110 reviews)
“amazing views” (37 reviews)
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1874 623366
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Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a fairly steady climb to the top of Pen y Fan starting from the car park. It wasn’t the best day weather wise, low cloud kept coming in and unfortunately when we got to the top it had dropped over the summit. Still, we...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very lucky with the weather, sunshine, some cloud and good visibility. A long incline up but with regular stops to admire the views - very manageable. The 360 degree view from both Pen y Fan and Corn Du are breathtaking and worth all...More

Thank VivvyLondon
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was the second time I climbed Pen y Fan. It was like child birth the second time around, I'd forgotten what hard work it was the first time! I had told my teenage children it was a gradual incline. They may never trust me...More

Thank Judith E
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We did the 11mile horseshoe route, views on top of each peak were fantastic. Few too many people at the top of pen y fan but other parts of the route was less busy. Can do a route straight up and down from storey arms...More

Thank AdamP03
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty gutted the days I chose were solid rain but today was sunny at my cottage I was staying in 15 min away- got to the car park, sunny but misty up above. Steep walk but quite do able for average person, got to corn...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great views and not too challenging a walk but well worth the effort. Often busy but there's plenty here to please nature lovers.

Thank ste ve e
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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!
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
Adi E
9 August 2017|
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Response from Andrej B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure how grown up a 3 year old is but gotta get up a mountain and gotta be supervised at the top due to steep edges might need assistance walking up a bit why not take the kids outdoors no excuses