Pen y Fan
Pen y Fan is the highest point in The Brecon Beacons National Park and the highest point in the county of Powys.
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Fellow go4awalkers who have walked up, climbed & bagged Pen y Fan
Michael O'Driscoll walked up Pen y Fan on May 31st, 2009 [from/via/route] From Lower Neuadd Reservoir, via Fan y Big, Cribyn, Pen y Fan, Corn Du & Twyn Mwyalchod [with] Yvonne & jamie O'Driscoll [weather] Beautiful - Tough walk
David Buckley climbed Pen y Fan on July 12th, 1993 [with] Julie, Haley & Carlie [weather] Cloudy
Andrew Joss bagged Pen y Fan on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Pont Ar Daf car park [with] Barbara, Pip, Mick & Benson [weather] Dull then sunny
Lucy Perchard hiked Pen y Fan on August 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [with] Mum and Dad in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary [weather] Lovely and sunny
David Wand summited Pen y Fan on January 3rd, 2015 [with] Gayle and the Girls
Robert Shaw walked up Pen y Fan on May 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Classic horseshoe walk [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear
Mary Norris climbed Pen y Fan on April 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Pont ar Daf [with] Solo! [weather] Gorgeous, sunny and warm - Absolutely beautiful...But HARD!! About 1hr 20 to summit
Rachael Tyler bagged Pen y Fan on April 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Neuadd reservoir [with] Husband [weather] Cloudy at first but glorious by 11 - Fantastic day out shared with the squaddies. Hard slog but well worth it and glad we weren't wearing packs like the lads. A lovely horseshoe / ridge walk.
Neil Hake hiked Pen y Fan on September 1st, 2016 [weather] sunny
Paul Macey summited Pen y Fan on June 4th, 2016 [from/via/route] Brecon [with] TrekFest [weather] Cloudy then Sunny
Janet Wells walked up Pen y Fan during July, 2011 [with] William
Glenn Radford climbed Pen y Fan on August 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] po100 [weather] Sunny strong wind
Rodger Beer bagged Pen y Fan on November 28th, 2015 [from/via/route] Libanus [with] Fresh Air Learning Company [weather] Early morning before dawn, sunrise on Pen-y-Fan but very cloudy and bitter wind
Wayne Linley hiked Pen y Fan on September 11th, 2011 [from/via/route] Corn du- pen y fan [with] my trail buddy buster the dog [weather] sunny very hot - Excellent day
Paul Redman summited Pen y Fan on August 4th, 2014 [with] Solo [weather] Fair - My first & Only time so far up this one .. My First Barefoot Ascent & Descent of a Mountain, got some strange looks as i had my boots around my neck.. it wont be my last Barefooted ascent of a mountain
Colin Egan walked up Pen y Fan during 1968 [with] School cadet trip
Iain Jones climbed Pen y Fan on November 12th, 2011 [from/via/route] Cwmgwdi [with] Nick Cockayne & Neil Biddle - 27 December 2011 - walked from The Storey Arms; 01 January 2013 - walked from Cwmgwdi; 25 April 2015 - walked from Neuadd Reservoir
Christina Lander bagged Pen y Fan on March 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [with] Alethea [weather] Sunny & hot - First walk up Pen Y Fan (the first of many!)
Tracey Anderson hiked Pen y Fan on February 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] storey arms [with] lee sue and ray [weather] snow and windy and fog - very poor visibility
Ian Woodford has summited Pen y Fan [from/via/route] Not sure [with] Rich [weather] Wet and cloudy - Fantastic walk
Mark Jackson walked up Pen y Fan on January 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Storey Arms car park [weather] Clear sunny day, snow
Emma Morris climbed Pen y Fan on September 13th, 2014 [weather] Cloudy and mild - Done as part of the Mountain Trail Challenge
Mark Hartshorne bagged Pen y Fan on August 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Lower Neuadd Reservoir, up onto the Western ridge of the classic horseshoe and then via Corn Du to Pen y Fan. Didn't include Cribyn but descended from Eastern ridge back to Neuadd [with] Sam, Jamie & Flash [weather] Occasionally overcast but also sun and blue patches. Quite windy on top. - First long walk for Jamie which he managed with no difficulty. Saw very few folk during ascent - until we joined the final push to Corn Du where we joined loads coming/going from Storey Arms.
Tricia David hiked Pen y Fan during November, 2012 [from/via/route] M4 path [weather] Dry and bright but cold
Leon Harvey summited Pen y Fan on June 15th, 1990 [from/via/route] ? [with] DAD112 (work) [weather] Warm
Robert Taylor-Marriott walked up Pen y Fan on September 17th, 2011 [weather] Fair
Andy Richards climbed Pen y Fan on August 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] from the north at Nant Cym Llwch [with] Becky and our woofers Rover & Guiness [weather] sunny at start, A bit misty near the top, and one heavy shower on the top of Pen-y-fan
Alan Smith bagged Pen y Fan on June 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] Ccircular walk from forestry comm car park. 4 peaks [with] Martin [weather] Sunny
Wyn Griffiths hiked Pen y Fan on September 6th, 2011 [from/via/route] Cwm Llwch [weather] Dry, Sunny, & windy
Lesley Legge walked up, climbed & bagged Pen y Fan on April 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] Storey Arma [with] Joanne Bartlett [weather] Cold but sunny
Tim Buckley walked up Pen y Fan on December 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Storey Arms, left hand path via Corn Du [with] Esther [weather] Cold and clear, snow and ice on the ground at high levels - Lost count of the times I've been up Pen y fan, always busy. Great when snow is on the ground and clear skies. Always surprsing to see a couple of ice climbers appear over the lip of the plateau!
Pauline Styles climbed Pen y Fan on October 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] the south [with] Richard, Ruth and Alastair Gabriel, and Sara Lowrie [weather] Pouring Rain All Day - Fording the streams and coming down in a river were challenging, but we all felt we'd achieved a lot, even though we had no view!
Kenneth Mellor bagged Pen y Fan during 2005 [from/via/route] Dunno [with] On my ownsome [weather] V Good
Tracy Lewis hiked Pen y Fan on August 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Pont yr Daf [with] Erfyl and Ruby - Did it the same day as Corn du.
Jason Johnston summited Pen y Fan on June 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Breacon Horse [with] Rebecca Fisher [weather] Sunny - very
Nick Fox walked up Pen y Fan on January 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] youth hostel
John Tippins climbed Pen y Fan on September 30th, 2012 [with] just me [weather] thick mist
Keith Bezant bagged Pen y Fan on April 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [with] solo [weather] Very windy with snow from a quarter of the way up - very slippery first part of descent
Andrew Heath hiked Pen y Fan during July, 2011 [with] Karen Wendy gary
Alan Macmillan summited Pen y Fan on October 11th, 2012 [from/via/route] usual simple routes + whole horseshoe [with] ash and dave [weather] all - done this about a dozen times in '12.
Vince Wetton walked up Pen y Fan on September 17th, 2011 [with] Alone [weather] Bright + Sunny
Steve Gilmore climbed Pen y Fan on August 9th, 2012 [with] Steve Taylor [weather] sunny
Stephen Reader bagged Pen y Fan on October 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [with] Bev and Matthew [weather] Good with poor visibility at the t
Des Middlemass hiked Pen y Fan on August 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] from sports centre, via Corn Du [with] family [weather] sunny
Jacqueline Debbie Tonks summited Pen y Fan during May, 2012 [weather] sunny and warm - good clear views
Simon Neilson-Clark walked up Pen y Fan during 2011 [from/via/route] Reservoir circuit with Fan y Big Cribyn etc [with] Mrs H [weather] Overcast but clear - You can see Pen y Fan from away and it is busy. Also much longer on the approach ridge which has great views
James Penkethman climbed Pen y Fan on September 13th, 2010 [from/via/route] From Storey Arms via Corn Du [weather] Rained all day, terrible visibility - Only saw one other person on the mountains!!
Peter Rockell bagged Pen y Fan on May 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] From the Storey Arms Centre, straight up Corn Du, across to Pen-y-Fan and back around the peak of Corn Du to the start. [with] The Three Geeks Mark Osborne and Carl Newell [weather] Thick fog/very low cloud, visibility was down to about 5m in places
Christine Knowles hiked Pen y Fan during March, 2011 [with] Graham, Sheila and Jeff [weather] OK to start, then rain and hail
Bay Wan summited Pen y Fan on April 30th, 2011 [from/via/route] Not sure, east side [with] Cocoa Puppy and Kira dog [weather] Sunny - 1st big hike with Cocoa
Stephen Mcvey walked up Pen y Fan on January 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [weather] rain, fog
David Grant climbed Pen y Fan on May 16th, 1980 [weather] Sunny
Aileen Robinson bagged Pen y Fan during March, 2000 [with] Joy, Paddy, Joe [weather] Sunny, clear - fanatastic
Mark Davidson hiked Pen y Fan on October 21st, 2004 [from/via/route] Lower Neuadd Reservoir [with] Theresa [weather] Rain and Mist!
Anthony Jackson, Edward Wells, Paul Booth, Trevor Williams, Andrew Fleming, Andy James, Paul Donoghue, Andrew Buxton, Mark Hall, Victoria Bates, Immacolata Pescatore, Kate Havard, Francoise Gamble, Louise Sandwith, David Price, Ian Thomas, Dave Milner, Keith Brockwell, Martin Smith, Richard Penney, Anthony Charlson, Matthew Thomas, Ray O'Hara and Doug Jeffries have also all walked, climbed & bagged Pen y Fan.
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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pen y Fan. . . in no particular order
1. Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow
Photo: Mike Powell (4)
2. A very cold day but my boyfriend and I finally made it to the top of Pen y Fan summit
Photo: Jo Morgan (1)
3. Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du
Photo: Simon Barnett (7)
4. Corn Du and Pen y Fan (centre left) and Cribyn (centre) from Neuadd Reservoir
Photo: Barry Lugg (21)
5. Me on Pen y Fan
Photo: Martin Heaps (1)
6. On Pen y Fan summit
Photo: Joanne Lucas (6)
7. Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big
Photo: Paul Holroyd (28)
8. Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan
Photo: Matt Allen (1)
9. Descending Pen y Fan
Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (29)
10. David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan
Photo: Simon Turnbull (1)
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You can walk or hike Pen y Fan with any of these 8 route maps:
Route Summary: - Nant Cwm Llwch, Brecon, Llyn Cwm Llwch, Tommy Jones Obelisk, Craig Cwm Llwch, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Craig Cwm Sere, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Fan y Big, Bailea, Afon Cynrig, Pant, Plas-y-gaer, Nant Gwdi, Pont Rhydybetws, Nant Cwm Llwch.