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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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). Pen y Fan is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (21st highest in Wales, 36th highest in England & Wales). Pen y Fan is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (10th highest in Wales, 259th highest in the UK).

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 (176th highest in Wales, 413th 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

In no particular order . . .

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Mountain Rescue helicopter above Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (4)

View Pen y Fan

View Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (14)

Me on Pen y Fan

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Steve Curtis (1)

Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Dawn taking in the view from Corn Du

Photo: Dan-in A-Van (1)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (17)

Pen y Fan summit

Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Paul Holroyd (32)

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Me at the top of Pen Y Fan

Photo: Dave Slack (3)

Rush hour on Pen y Fan

Rush hour on Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (13)

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)

Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Me and my daughter on Pen y Fan

Photo: Matt Allen (1)

On Pen y Fan summit

On Pen y Fan summit

Photo: Joanne Lucas (6)

Approaching Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Approaching Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (3)

Me on Pen y Fan

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Peter Brooks (1)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (27)

My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

My 12 year old son on Pen y Fan

Photo: Barry Lugg (12)

Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Nearing the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Daniel Evans (1)

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (18)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Tony Taylor (1)

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (16)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Sion Hewitt (1)

Cwm Llwch

Cwm Llwch

Photo: David Cartwright (4)

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)

My Dog 'Skye' on the summit of Corn Du

My Dog 'Skye' on the summit of Corn Du

Photo: Jane Thomas (3)

David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Turnbull (1)

Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Glyn Tarell from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Glyn Tarell from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

Photo: Laurie Parker (2)

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (19)

David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

David J Pinder and Peter Marwood on Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Turnbull (2)

Dave H on Pen y Fan

Dave H on Pen y Fan

Photo: David Cartwright (5)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (32)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (20)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (21)

Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Bwlch Duwynt

Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Bwlch Duwynt

Photo: Barry Lugg (10)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Cribyn from Pen y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Joanne Lucas (7)

On the summit of Pen y Fan

On the summit of Pen y Fan

Photo: Paul Marshall (1)

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)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Don Williams (1)

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)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (30)

Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Me and my Uni friends on Pen y Fan

Photo: Hanna Williams (1)

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (23)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (28)

Pen y Fan summit with Em

Pen y Fan summit with Em

Photo: Ruth Rigby (1)

Me at the top of Pen y Fan

Me at the top of Pen y Fan

Photo: Tim Williams (3)

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)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Jo Davies (1)

Descending Pen y Fan

Descending Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (29)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Simon Barnett (9)

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Photo: Simon Barnett (8)

Llyn Cwm Llwch from Pen y Fan

Llyn Cwm Llwch from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (4)

Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (10)

On a snowy Pen y Fan

On a snowy Pen y Fan

Photo: Terry Williamson (1)

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Craig Cwm Sere and Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Peter Ross (1)

Craig Cwm

Craig Cwm

Photo: David Cartwright (3)

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)

Craig Gwaun Taf from Corn Du

Craig Gwaun Taf from Corn Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (24)

Snow on Pen y Fan seen from Corn Du

Snow on Pen y Fan seen from Corn Du

Photo: Sion Hewitt (3)

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)

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)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (22)

Jamie, Andy, Adam and Pete on Pen y Fan

Jamie, Andy, Adam and Pete on Pen y Fan

Photo: Jamie Whysall (1)

Fog closing in on Pen y Fan

Fog closing in on Pen y Fan

Photo: Barry Lugg (11)

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)

On Craig Gwaun Taf

On Craig Gwaun Taf

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (25)

Kacey  on the side of Corn Du

Kacey on the side of Corn Du

Photo: Lisa Weir (2)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (3)

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)

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)

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)

Climbing Pen y Fan

Climbing Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (12)

Myself on Pen Y Fan

Myself on Pen Y Fan

Photo: Wayne Qualter (1)

Me and the crew on Pen y Fan

Me and the crew on Pen y Fan

Photo: Derrick Ashdown (1)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Joanne Lucas (5)

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Corn Du from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (15)

On Pen y Fan in the snow

On Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (2)

Looking to Neuadd Reservoir from Craig Gwaun Taf

Looking to Neuadd Reservoir from Craig Gwaun Taf

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (26)

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)

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)

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)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (11)

Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Craig Cwm Sere from Pen y Fan

Photo: Drewe Hartles (1)

A snowy morning on Pen y Fan

A snowy morning on Pen y Fan

Photo: Leah Coopey (2)

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (31)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Cribyn from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (2)

Me and my mate Darbster on Pen y Fan

Me and my mate Darbster on Pen y Fan

Photo: James Relph (1)

A snowy morning up Pen y Fan

A snowy morning up Pen y Fan

Photo: Leah Coopey (1)

View from Pen y Fan

View from Pen y Fan

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (9)

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Ascending Pen Y Fan via Corn Du

Photo: Simon Barnett (7)

Corn Du

Corn Du

Photo: David Cartwright (2)

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Cribyn and Neuadd Reservoir from Pen y Fan

Photo: Laura Bimson (1)

Me on Pen y Fan

Me on Pen y Fan

Photo: Anthony Baskerville (1)

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Cribyn from Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Matt Allen (2)


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