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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

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

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Welsh Trig Point (Pillar)

You can find Pen y Fan & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Brecon Beacons National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL12 Brecon Beacons National Park - Western & Central areas


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

160 Brecon Beacons


See Pen y Fan and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Pen y Fan and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


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See the location of Pen y Fan and all 8 walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Pen y Fan by using any of these 8 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk po101 Pen y Fan from Pont ar Daf

The shortest, easiest way up Pen y Fan

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 4ml (6.25km)
Ascent:1,736ft (487m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po107 Y Gyrn, Corn Du and Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

A less travelled route up Pen y Fan

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 5ml (8km)
Ascent:1,736ft (529m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

The easiest(!) way to climb Pen y Fan

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,736ft (529m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon

Simply fantastic views - pick a nice day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7ml (11km)
Ascent:2,288ft (697m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po104 Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Nant Gwdi

Superb views - pick a nice day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8ml (12km)
Ascent:2,629ft (801m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po100 Pen y Fan from Neuadd Reservoir

Popular classic walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:2,402ft (732m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk po127 Fan y Big, Cribyn, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Neuadd Reservoir

Unsurpassed views from this high level route - pick a clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:2,850ft (869m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon

Simply fantastic - but pick a nice clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:3,256ft (992m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

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

Daniel Moran walked up Pen y Fan on March 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Night walk [with] Chel and frankie [weather] Clear night sky - Date not right

Esther Nagle climbed Pen y Fan on July 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Neuadd car park [with] Suzanne and Joe Wise - I've walked it many other times, but this is one I've got a definite date record for

Erin Ryan bagged Pen y Fan on August 31st, 2021 [weather] Cloudy on top

Mark Davidson hiked Pen y Fan on October 21st, 2004 [from/via/route] Walk po127 Fan y Big, Cribyn, Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Neuadd Reservoir [with] Theresa [weather] Rain & Mist!

Rich Jenkins summited Pen y Fan 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 conquered Pen y Fan 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 scaled Pen y Fan 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 walked up Pen y Fan on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Walk [with] Rhiannon [weather] Mist

Toby Norman climbed Pen y Fan on July 19th, 2020 [with] Woots, Kev, Lee, Bex, Cam

Rich Roberts bagged Pen y Fan on May 6th, 1986 [with] SRCC

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

Me (70) and Carole (65) on Pen y Fan 2 days after our 45th Wedding Anniversary

Me (70) and Carole (65) on Pen y Fan 2 days after our 45th Wedding Anniversary

Photo: Terry Merrington (1)

Me on Pen y Fan

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Martin Heaps (1)

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (19)

My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

Photo: Barry Lugg (12)

Pen y Fan (left) and Corn Du from the top of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

Pen y Fan (left) and Corn Du from the top of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

Photo: Angela Magee (1)

Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Photo: Jane Thomas (2)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (30)

Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Bwlch Duwynt

Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Bwlch Duwynt

Photo: Barry Lugg (10)

Climbing Pen y Fan

Climbing Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (12)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (20)

Pen y Fan from Neuadd Reservoir

Pen y Fan from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (2)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Matt Allen (2)

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Pen y Fan from Cribyn

Photo: Don Williams (2)

The cairn on the summit of Waun Rydd with Corn Du and Pen y Fan in the distance

The cairn on the summit of Waun Rydd with Corn Du and Pen y Fan in the distance

Photo: Mark Davidson (63)

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (31)

Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Photo: Matt Allen (1)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (9)

Snow on Pen y Fan seen from Corn Du

Snow on Pen y Fan seen from Corn Du

Photo: Sion Hewitt (3)

Me on Pen y Fan

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Anthony Baskerville (1)

Pen y Fan summit with Em

Pen y Fan summit with Em

Photo: Ruth Rigby (1)


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