Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons is a place of outstanding beauty and at 2,907 feet is the highest peak in southern Wales. It is famous for the gruelling “Fan Dance” stage of SAS selection which takes place here twice a year.
It seems strange, therefore, that there is a gentle path up to the summit that is perfectly suitable for a Sunday afternoon post-roast lunch stroll – I swear you could get a pushchair up it!
Given its ease of access, don’t expect to be the only person on the mountain, nor a tranquil and peaceful walk. The world and his wife will almost certainly be joining you if you take this particular path up. Once at the top, however, you forget the people and concentrate on the views. The landscape below is laid out for you like a carpet. It’s beautiful!
The vistas are amazing, at any angle you care to view them from.
Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth)
- Pen-y-Fan: N 51° 53.042 W 003° 26.190
- Cribyn: N 51° 52.910 W 003° 25.175
- Date of Walk: 30 July 2015
- Walk distance: 6.68 miles
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