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PEN Y FAN 886 metres (2900 ft)

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in South Wales, situated in Bannau Brycheiniog.  It is also the highest British peak south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. It is the highest point of the historic county of Brecknockshire.

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🅿️Pont ar Daf NT car park  ON THE A470  LD3 8NL beware it can be really busy at peak times.

🥾4 mile return walk to Pen y fan and back but we walked a little further 5.4 miles

🏔️450m approx. to Summit but we dropped down to the Hause and back up Corn Du which was 737m

🚻Toilets in main car park and sometimes Ice cream van

⌚Approx 2-3 hour walk

Easy walk on good paths all he wait to the summit, but in poor weather this can change.

Corn Du is 873m and Pen Y fan 886.

There is often fell ponies so care needed with dogs on leads.

MAP, COMPASS AND THE CORRECT CLOTHES ARE VITAL FOR CLIMBING MOUNTAINS AND YOUR SAFETY...

🥾Take the footpath at the end of the car park, pass through the kissing gate and cross the wooden footbridge over the river. From here, follow the footpath uphill towards Bwlch Duwynt.

🥾 The path heads straight uphill when you come to the Bwlch Duwynt you can either go straight up Corn Du or take the level path around the base and come over Corn Du on the return.

 

🥾 Follow the well defined path and probably plenty of people to Pen Y Pass, enjoy the views and taking photos at the summit.

 

 

🥾 You can retrace your steps back to the car, we decided to drop down Craig Cwn Sere and debating walking  up Cribyn but decided to return  back to the summit due to the time.

🥾We followed the path from Pen Y Fan and up Corn Du admiring the views again before heading back down.

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