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

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Route outline for walk po136:

Nant Cwm Llwch  -  Brecon  -  Llyn Cwm Llwch  -  Tommy Jones Obelisk  -  Craig Cwm Llwch  -  Corn Du  -  Pen y Fan  -  (Penyfan)  -  Cefn Cwm Llwch  -  Heolfanog  -  Cil-rhew  -  Pont Rhydybetws  -  Nant Cwm Llwch



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Tommy Jones Obelisk is dedicated to a young 5 year old boy who got lost during the night of August 4th, 1900. Despite an anxious search his remains were not discovered until September 1st, 1900.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Pen y Fan at 886m (2907ft). Pen y Fan is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (19th highest in Wales, 31st highest in England & Wales) Pen y Fan is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (21st highest in Wales, 36th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (10th highest in Wales, 259th highest in the UK). The summit of Pen y Fan is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. Pen y Fan is the highest point in The Brecon Beacons National Park and the highest point in the county of Powys.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Corn Du at 871m (2859ft). Corn Du is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (25th highest in Wales, 43rd highest in England & Wales).


You can find more walks near this one 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


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

In no particular order . . .

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

View Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (14)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - On Craig Gwaun Taf

On Craig Gwaun Taf

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (25)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me on Cefn Cwm Llwch

Me on Cefn Cwm Llwch

Photo: Tim Williams (2)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (7)

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

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Martin Heaps (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Kacey  on the side of Corn Du

Kacey on the side of Corn Du

Photo: Lisa Weir (2)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (3)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (22)

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

Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Paul Holroyd (32)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Photo: Dave Slack (3)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - A snowy morning up Pen y Fan

A snowy morning up Pen y Fan

Photo: Leah Coopey (1)

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

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (1)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Jo Davies (1)

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

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (32)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Don Williams (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - My girlfriend and I at the top of Pen y Fan

My girlfriend and I at the top of Pen y Fan

Photo: James Russell (1)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (11)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Mick and Rob, friends of 40 years make it to the top of a windswept Pen Y Fan

Mick and Rob, friends of 40 years make it to the top of a windswept Pen Y Fan

Photo: Rob Ollerton (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Daniel Evans (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me and the crew on Pen y Fan

Me and the crew on Pen y Fan

Photo: Derrick Ashdown (1)

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

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (23)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Photo: Hanna Williams (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - On the summit of Pen y Fan

On the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Paul Marshall (1)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Sion Hewitt (1)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Tony Taylor (1)

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

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - My daughter Ffion (aged 8) on the way back down from Pen y Fan

My daughter Ffion (aged 8) on the way back down from Pen y Fan

Photo: Kieron Dunning (2)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Drewe Hartles (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (4)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Snow on Pen y Fan seen from Corn Du

Snow on Pen y Fan seen from Corn Du

Photo: Sion Hewitt (3)

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

Llyn Cwm Llwch from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (4)

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

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

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Anthony Baskerville (1)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (17)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - On Pen y Fan in the snow

On Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (2)

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

Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (10)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Photo: Simon Barnett (7)

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

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (16)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Peter Ross (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - A sprinkling of snow on Pen y Fan from Corn Du

A sprinkling of snow on Pen y Fan from Corn Du

Photo: Sion Hewitt (2)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Photo: Matt Allen (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (31)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (20)

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

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (27)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Jamie, Andy, Adam and Pete on Pen y Fan

Jamie, Andy, Adam and Pete on Pen y Fan

Photo: Jamie Whysall (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - 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 (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Pen y Fan summit with Em

Pen y Fan summit with Em

Photo: Ruth Rigby (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - A very cold day but my boyfriend and I finally made it to the top of Pen y Fan summit

A very cold day but my boyfriend and I finally made it to the top of Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Jo Morgan (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Photo: David Thompson (1)

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

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (18)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - On the path to Pen y Fan, busy going up Corn Du

On the path to Pen y Fan, busy going up Corn Du

Photo: Keith Evans (5)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Cribyn and Pen y Fan in the snow from near Brecon

Cribyn and Pen y Fan in the snow from near Brecon

Photo: Alexis Dimyan (2)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Photo: Dan-in A-Van (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - A snowy morning on Pen y Fan

A snowy morning on Pen y Fan

Photo: Leah Coopey (2)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - On a snowy Pen y Fan

On a snowy Pen y Fan

Photo: Terry Williamson (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me at the top of Pen y Fan

Me at the top of Pen y Fan

Photo: Tim Williams (3)

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

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (29)

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

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (19)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Dave H on Pen y Fan

Dave H on Pen y Fan

Photo: David Cartwright (5)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Looking to Neuadd Reservoir from Craig Gwaun Taf

Looking to Neuadd Reservoir from Craig Gwaun Taf

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (26)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Craig Gwaun Taf from Corn Du

Craig Gwaun Taf from Corn Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (24)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Rush hour on Pen y Fan

Rush hour on Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (13)

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

Cwm Llwch

Photo: David Cartwright (4)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Fog closing in on Pen y Fan

Fog closing in on Pen y Fan

Photo: Barry Lugg (11)

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

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

Corn Du

Photo: David Cartwright (2)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (21)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Matt Allen (2)

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

On Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Joanne Lucas (6)

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

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (30)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me at the top of Pen Y Fan on a wonderful 'brooding' day

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan on a wonderful 'brooding' day

Photo: Malcolm Carson (1)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (2)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Barnett (9)

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

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Peter Brooks (1)

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

Climbing Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (12)

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

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (9)

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

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (15)

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

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (28)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Me and my mate Darbster on Pen y Fan

Me and my mate Darbster on Pen y Fan

Photo: James Relph (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - My Dog 'Skye' on the summit of Corn Du

My Dog 'Skye' on the summit of Corn Du

Photo: Jane Thomas (3)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Coming off Pen y Fan the hard way via Nant Crew

Coming off Pen y Fan the hard way via Nant Crew

Photo: Barry Lugg (13)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Turnbull (2)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Myself on Pen Y Fan

Myself on Pen Y Fan

Photo: Wayne Qualter (1)

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

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Steve Curtis (1)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

Photo: Barry Lugg (12)

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

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (5)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Turnbull (1)

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

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Photo: Simon Barnett (8)

Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon - Jenny, Betty and myself in the middle on Pen Y Fan

Jenny, Betty and myself in the middle on Pen Y Fan

Photo: James Bullett (1)

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

Craig Cwm

Photo: David Cartwright (3)

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

Approaching Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (3)


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