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.
The summit of Pen y Fan is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.
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Fellow go4awalkers who have walked up, climbed & bagged Pen y Fan
Neil Hake walked up Pen y Fan on September 1st, 2016 [weather] sunny
Paul Macey climbed Pen y Fan on June 4th, 2016 [from/via/route] Brecon [with] TrekFest [weather] Cloudy then Sunny
Janet Wells bagged Pen y Fan during July, 2011 [with] William
Glenn Radford hiked Pen y Fan on August 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] po100 [weather] Sunny strong wind
Rodger Beer summited 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 walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged Pen y Fan during 1968 [with] School cadet trip
Iain Jones hiked 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 summited 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 walked up 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 climbed Pen y Fan [from/via/route] Not sure [with] Rich [weather] Wet and cloudy - Fantastic walk
Mark Jackson bagged Pen y Fan on January 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Storey Arms car park [weather] Clear sunny day, snow
Emma Morris hiked Pen y Fan on September 13th, 2014 [weather] Cloudy and mild - Done as part of the Mountain Trail Challenge
Mark Hartshorne summited 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 walked up Pen y Fan during November, 2012 [from/via/route] M4 path [weather] Dry and bright but cold
Leon Harvey climbed Pen y Fan on June 15th, 1990 [from/via/route] ? [with] DAD112 (work) [weather] Warm
Robert Taylor-Marriott bagged Pen y Fan on September 17th, 2011 [weather] Fair
Andy Richards hiked 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 summited 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 walked up Pen y Fan on September 6th, 2011 [from/via/route] Cwm Llwch [weather] Dry, Sunny, & windy
Lesley Legge climbed Pen y Fan on April 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] Storey Arma [with] Joanne Bartlett [weather] Cold but sunny
Tim Buckley bagged 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 hiked 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 summited Pen y Fan during 2005 [from/via/route] Dunno [with] On my ownsome [weather] V Good
Tracy Lewis walked up 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 climbed Pen y Fan on June 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Breacon Horse [with] Rebecca Fisher [weather] Sunny - very
Nick Fox bagged Pen y Fan on January 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] youth hostel
John Tippins hiked Pen y Fan on September 30th, 2012 [with] just me [weather] thick mist
Keith Bezant walked up, climbed & 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 walked up Pen y Fan during July, 2011 [with] Karen Wendy gary
Alan Macmillan climbed 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 bagged Pen y Fan on September 17th, 2011 [with] Alone [weather] Bright + Sunny
Steve Gilmore hiked Pen y Fan on August 9th, 2012 [with] Steve Taylor [weather] sunny
Stephen Reader summited 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 walked up Pen y Fan on August 26th, 2012 [from/via/route] from sports centre, via Corn Du [with] family [weather] sunny
Jacqueline Debbie Tonks climbed Pen y Fan during May, 2012 [weather] sunny and warm - good clear views
Simon Neilson-Clark bagged 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 hiked 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 summited 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 walked up Pen y Fan during March, 2011 [with] Graham, Sheila and Jeff [weather] OK to start, then rain and hail
Bay Wan climbed 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 bagged Pen y Fan on January 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Storey Arms [weather] rain, fog
David Grant hiked Pen y Fan on May 16th, 1980 [weather] Sunny
Aileen Robinson summited Pen y Fan during March, 2000 [with] Joy, Paddy, Joe [weather] Sunny, clear - fanatastic
Mark Davidson walked up Pen y Fan on October 21st, 2004 [from/via/route] Lower Neuadd Reservoir [with] Theresa [weather] Rain and Mist!
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. Me on Pen y Fan
Photo: Steve Curtis (1)
2. Descending Pen y Fan
Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (29)
3. A very cold day but my boyfriend and I finally made it to the top of Pen y Fan summit
Photo: Jo Morgan (1)
4. Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big
Photo: Jane Thomas (2)
5. My girlfriend and I at the top of Pen y Fan
Photo: James Russell (1)
6. Cribyn from Pen y Fan
Photo: Tony Taylor (1)
7. Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Neuadd Reservoir
Photo: Barry Lugg (25)
8. Pen y Fan summit with Em
Photo: Ruth Rigby (1)
9. View from Pen y Fan
Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (9)
10. Me on Pen y Fan
Photo: Anthony Baskerville (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.