Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

The easiest(!) way to climb Pen y Fan


Route outline for walk po158:

The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre  -  Y Gyrn  -  Tommy Jones Obelisk  -  Craig Cwm Llwch  -  Corn Du  -  Pen y Fan  -  (Penyfan)  -  Bwlch Duwynt  -  Claen Taf Fawr  -  The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre



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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
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). 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 873m (2865ft). Corn Du is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (23rd highest in Wales, 41st highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Y Gyrn at 619m (2032ft). Y Gyrn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (174th highest in Wales, 410th highest in England & Wales).

This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

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Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (10)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - 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 po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - On Craig Gwaun Taf

On Craig Gwaun Taf

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (25)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - My Dog 'Skye' on the summit of Corn Du

My Dog 'Skye' on the summit of Corn Du

Photo: Jane Thomas (3)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - 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 po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (1)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Myself on Pen Y Fan

Myself on Pen Y Fan

Photo: Wayne Qualter (1)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - On the summit of Pen y Fan

On the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Paul Marshall (1)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Looking to Neuadd Reservoir from Craig Gwaun Taf

Looking to Neuadd Reservoir from Craig Gwaun Taf

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (26)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - 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 po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - 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 po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Approaching Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Approaching Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (3)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Photo: Dan-in A-Van (1)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Me and the crew on Pen y Fan

Me and the crew on Pen y Fan

Photo: Derrick Ashdown (1)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - 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 po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Drewe Hartles (1)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - 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 po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (7)

Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - 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 po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre - Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (29)


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