Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

Pen y Fan - the easy(!) way


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

The highest point of this walk is Pen y Fan at 886m (2907ft). Pen y Fan is the highest point in The Brecon Beacons National Park and the highest point in the county of Powys. Pen y Fan is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (19th highest in Wales, 31st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Pen y Fan is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (21st in Wales, 36th in England & Wales). Pen y Fan is classified as a Marilyn (10th highest in Wales, 258th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Corn Du, 873m (2865ft). Corn Du is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (23rd in Wales, 41st in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Y Gyrn, 619m (2032ft). Y Gyrn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (176th in Wales, 413th in England & Wales).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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

In no particular order . . .

On a snowy Pen y Fan

On a snowy Pen y Fan

Photo: Terry Williamson (1)

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (4)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (7)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Looking back to the zig zags from Scar Crags at the route down from Sail (Derwent Fells)

Photo: Keith Evans (4)

Pen y Fan summit

Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Paul Holroyd (32)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Don Williams (1)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (28)

Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (10)

Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Daniel Evans (1)

View Pen y Fan

View Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (14)


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