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Pen y Fan
886m (2907ft)

The Brecon Beacons Area, The Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales

Pen y Fan is the highest point in The Brecon Beacons National Park and the highest point in the county of Powys.


Record Pen y Fan as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered




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

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Welsh Nuttall
21st highest in Wales,
36th in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
10th highest in Wales,
259th in Great Britain

Pen y Fan is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL12
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 160
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Pen y Fan is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

You can walk to the top of Pen y Fan by using any of these 8 easy to follow route maps:










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

Marcelle Allman walked up on October 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Corn Du, Horseshoe walk, however it was so lovely and we made good time so added on traversing the valley and walking back along the opposite ridgeline. [with] Dave Raime [weather] Glorious sunshine 12 degrees - My first visit to the Brecon Beacons.

Dale Tyler climbed on May 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] Horseshoe walk up from Cwn Gwdi: Cribyn - Pen y Fan - Corn Du [with] On my own [weather] Hottest day of the year so far. Thought I was melting.... - Cuckoos calling in the woods across the Nant Sere and newts in Llyn Cwm Llwch

Kimberley Gratton bagged on July 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Horseshoe Trail - Mountain Mist

Alan Pritchard hiked on April 24th, 2015 [with] My Wife [weather] Good - Walked the Brecon horseshoe a few times beautiful walk from Cwm Gwdi.πŸ˜ŽπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Mark Davidson summited on October 21st, 2004 [with] Theresa [weather] Rain and Mist!

Iain Jones conquered 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; 15 July 2018 - walked from The Storey Arms as part of UFC Survival Weekend - Day 3 (Fan Dance)

Bay Wan scaled on April 30th, 2011 [from/via/route] Not sure, east side. Also completed on 20/5/18 with just Cocoa via the classic horseshoe starting from Storey Arms [with] Cocoa Puppy and Kira dog [weather] Sunny (20/5/18 very sunny and hot!) - 1st big hike with Cocoa

Michael O'driscoll walked up 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 on July 12th, 1993 [with] Julie, Haley & Carlie [weather] Cloudy

Andrew Joss bagged on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Pont Ar Daf car park [with] Barbara, Pip, Mick & Benson [weather] Dull then sunny

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (17)

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (23)

Dave H on Pen y Fan

Dave H on Pen y Fan

Photo: David Cartwright (5)

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (31)

My daughter Ffion (aged 8) on the summit of Pen y Fan

My daughter Ffion (aged 8) on the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Kieron Dunning (1)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (7)

Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Photo: Hanna Williams (1)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (28)

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

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)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (20)


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