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Pen y Fan

Photograph by Simon Barnett

19th highest Mountain in Wales
31st highest Mountain in England & Wales

Nuttall
Highest point in The Brecon Beacons & Powys

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OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL12
OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 160
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The Brecon Beacons Area of The Brecon Beacons National Park


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Pen y Fan Fellow go4awalkers who have walked up, climbed & bagged Pen y Fan

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 summited 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

Glenn Radford climbed Pen y Fan on August 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] po100 [with] Christine [weather] Sunny strong wind

John Tippins bagged Pen y Fan on September 30th, 2012 [with] just me [weather] thick mist

Keith Bezant hiked 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

Iain Jones summited 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

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 walked up, climbed & bagged 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!

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

On the summit of Pen y Fan

1. On the summit of Pen y Fan
Photo: Paul Marshall (1)

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

2. Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow
Photo: Mike Powell (4)

Me and my mate Darbster on Pen y Fan

3. Me and my mate Darbster on Pen y Fan
Photo: James Relph (1)

Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).

4. Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).
Photo: Steph Burton (2)

My girlfriend and I at the top of Pen y Fan

5. My girlfriend and I at the top of Pen y Fan
Photo: James Russell (1)

Panoramic picture on, of or from Pen y Fan

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6. Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Craig Cwareli
Photo: Alex Oldridge (6)

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Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

7. Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du
Photo: Simon Barnett (8)

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8. A snowy morning up Pen y Fan
Photo: Leah Coopey (1)

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Me on Pen y Fan

9. Me on Pen y Fan
Photo: Anthony Baskerville (1)

View from Pen y Fan

10. View from Pen y Fan
Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (11)


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You can walk or hike Pen y Fan with any of these 8 route maps:

Walk po101 Pen y Fan from Pont ar Daf

Route Summary: - Pont Ar Daf Car Park, Blaen Taf Fawr, Bwlch Duwynt, Pen y Fan, Craig Cwm Llwch, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Bwlch Duwynt, Blaen Taf Fawr, Pont Ar Daf Car Park.

Length: 6.25km (4 miles) | Ascent: 487m (1736ft) | Allow at least: 3.25hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

Route Summary: - The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre, Y Gyrn, Tommy Jones Obelisk, Craig Cwm Llwch, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Bwlch Duwynt, Claen Taf Fawr, The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre.

Length: 8.5km (5.25 miles) | Ascent: 529m (1736ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk po107 Y Garn and Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

Route Summary: - The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre, Y Gyrn, Tommy Jones Obelisk, Craig Cwm Llwch, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Bwlch Duwynt, Claen Taf Fawr, The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre.

Length: 8.5km (5.25 miles) | Ascent: 529m (1736ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk po104 Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Nant Gwdi

Route Summary: - Nant Gwdi, Cefn Cwm Llwch, Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Craig Cwm Sere, Cribyn, Bryn-teg, Pant, Plas-y-gaer, Nant Gwdi.

Length: 11km (7 miles) | Ascent: 801m (2629ft) | Allow at least: 5.25hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon

Route Summary: - Nant Cwm Llwch, Brecon, Llyn Cwm Llwch, Tommy Jones Obelisk, Craig Cwm Llwch, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Cefn Cwm Llwch, Pont Rhydybetws, Nant Cwm Llwch.

Length: 11km (7 miles) | Ascent: 697m (2288ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk po100 Pen y Fan from Neuadd Reservoir

Route Summary: - Lower Neuadd Reservoir, Bwlch ar y Fan, Cribyn, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Corn Du, Craig Gwaum-taf, Graig Fan Ddu, Lower Neuadd Reservoir.

Length: 13.5km (8.5 miles) | Ascent: 732m (2402ft) | Allow at least: 5.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk po127 Fan y Big, Cribyn, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Neuadd Reservoir

Route Summary: - Lower Neuadd Reservoir, Bwlch ar y Fan, Fan y Big, Cribyn, Pen y Fan, (Penyfan), Corn Du, Craig Gwaum-taf, Graig Fan Ddu, Lower Neuadd Reservoir.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 869m (2850ft) | Allow at least: 6.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon

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.

Length: 17km (10.5 miles) | Ascent: 992m (3256ft) | Allow at least: 7.25hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard




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