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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.


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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)



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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

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

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

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

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

Marcelle Allman summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on July 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Horseshoe Trail - Mountain Mist

Alan Pritchard walked up 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 climbed on October 21st, 2004 [with] Theresa [weather] Rain and Mist!

Iain Jones bagged 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)

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

On Pen y Fan in the snow

On Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (2)

Gwaun Perfedd (left) and Gwaun Taf (right) from Pen y Fan

Gwaun Perfedd (left) and Gwaun Taf (right) from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (8)

Approaching the summit of Cribyn with Pen y Fan in the distance

Approaching the summit of Cribyn with Pen y Fan in the distance

Photo: Joanne Lucas (1)

Pen y Fan from Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)

Pen y Fan from Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)

Photo: Chris Sillett (17)

Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Photo: Matt Allen (1)

On the summit of Pen y Fan

On the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Paul Marshall (1)

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (1)

Me and my hiker buddies on Cribyn on the way to Pen y Fan

Me and my hiker buddies on Cribyn on the way to Pen y Fan

Photo: Brondwyn Dee (1)

Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Bwlch Duwynt

Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Bwlch Duwynt

Photo: Barry Lugg (10)

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Photo: Paul Holroyd (28)


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