County Tops of Wales: Brecknockshire

Pen Y Fan: 886 metres (Grid Ref: SO012216)
Route Statistics and Files
Start: Storey Arms Centre Grid Ref: SN983203 Distance: 5.2 miles (8.3 km)
Climbing: 525 metres Time: 2-3 hours Rating: Hard
GPX Route File Google Earth File Map: OL12 Brecon Beacons Western Area
Statistics
Start: Storey Arms Centre Grid Ref: SN983203
Distance: 5.2 miles (8.3 km) Time: 2-3 hours
Climbing: 525 metres Rating: Hard
GPX Route File Google Earth File
Map: OL12 Brecon Beacons Western Area
View of Corn Du and Pen Y Fan from the south
View of Corn Du and Pen Y Fan from the south

The Walk: You should not have a problem following the route of this walk from the Storey Arms Centre as you will probably be walking in a line with other walkers in this most popular way up the mountain. The problem may be getting parked up in the first place. The path up is the most direct and the descent path one of a number which all arrive back at the car park.

The Walk I Would Do: My favourite circular walk which includes the ascent of Pen Y Fan is the one I have called the Beacons Horseshoe. You can find all the details of the walk including statistics, map and route files for download at Walking Englishman's Brecon Beacon's Horseshoe.


Information: Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales. It is situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. At 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level, it is also the highest British peak south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. The twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du at 2864 feet were formerly referred to as Cadair Arthur or 'Arthur's Seat'. (Source: Wikipedia)


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