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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.

The summit of Pen y Fan is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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

Welsh Marilyn Icon

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

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Welsh Trig Point (Pillar)

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)



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

Rich Jenkins walked up on December 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Pontsticill reservoir [weather] Low cloud around peak height. Windy on top. - Wet underfoot & water running off slopes.

Joanne Smith climbed on November 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Neuadd car park along the Horseshoe Trail (counter clockwise) [with] a companion and my dog. [weather] Began cold & sunny, -2 by the time we reached the top & cloud had covered the peak. Once we came back down to Corn Du, we were in the clear again & the sun was still shining. - We felt doing the loop counter-clockwise worked out well for us.

Darren Peake bagged on October 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] Pont ar Daf up & Story Arms route down. [with] Family [weather] overcast. Rain on way up & drizzle on way down. - Very busy day for the welsh classic.

Sion Britton hiked on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Walk [with] Rhiannon [weather] Mist

Toby Norman summited on July 19th, 2020 [with] Woots, Kev, Lee, Bex, Cam

Rich Roberts conquered on May 6th, 1986 [with] SRCC

Andy Buxton scaled during May, 2011 [from/via/route] Neuadd Reservoirs [weather] Sunny/showers

Iwan Williams walked up on August 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Neuadd Reservoir

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

Dale Tyler bagged 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 & newts in Llyn Cwm Llwch

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

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Photo: Simon Barnett (8)

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Photo: Dave Slack (3)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (5)

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Photo: Paul Holroyd (28)

Corn Du and the Brecon Beacons from the summit of Pen y Fan just after sunset

Corn Du and the Brecon Beacons from the summit of Pen y Fan just after sunset

Photo: Caroline Swain (2)

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (6)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (3)

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (19)

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (4)

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Photo: Simon Barnett (7)

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Photo: David Thompson (3)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (29)

Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Photo: Hanna Williams (1)

On a snowy Pen y Fan

On a snowy Pen y Fan

Photo: Terry Williamson (1)

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Simon Barnett (10)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Sion Hewitt (1)

Pen y Fan (far left) and Corn Du with Llyn Cwm Llwch tarn below from near the Tommy Jones Obelisk

Pen y Fan (far left) and Corn Du with Llyn Cwm Llwch tarn below from near the Tommy Jones Obelisk

Photo: Rob Camm (1)

Climbing Pen y Fan

Climbing Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (12)

Llyn Cwm Llwch from Pen y Fan

Llyn Cwm Llwch from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (4)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (28)


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