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Mountain or Hill:Brecon Beacons | Pen y Fan & Corn Du

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Pen y Fan and Corn Du are the two highest peaks of the central Brecon Beacons. They dominate the landscape for miles around, and make up one of the most recognisable skylines in the UK.

At 886m, Pen y Fan is the highest mountain in southern Britain, followed by Corn Du at 873m and Cribyn at 795m, and each year more than 250,000 pairs of feet make the trek to the summits of these impressive peaks.

For many, the mile-and-a-half ascent of 845m to the top of Pen y Fan is well worth the effort to drink in views stretching across south and mid-Wales and over the Severn Estuary into South-West England. On a clear day, the Cambrian Mountains, Black Mountains, Gower, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset are visible.

The steep, exposed and sweeping northern glaciated scarp slopes of the mountains are as dramatic as they are dangerous. To the south, the old red sandstone falls away more gently, towards the industrial South Wales valleys.

The landscape is high, wild and remote and provides the perfect place to take on miles of exhilarating walks.

The main access point on to the central Brecon Beacons is the Pont ar Daf car park, on the A470 a few miles south of Brecon. From here, you can walk up onto the open commons of Bwlch Duwynt or Y Gyrn and make the final push onto Corn Du and Pen y Fan.

Dogs accepted

Open all the time

Address

Pant ar Daf,
Central Brecon Beacons,
LD3 8NL

Directions

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Map reference: SN 974209  Lat: 51.87725 Long: -3.49090

By Car: 8 miles (13km) from Brecon on A470. The main access point on to the central Brecon Beacons is the Pont ar Daf car park, on the A470 a few miles south of Brecon.

From here, you can walk up onto the open commons of Bwlch Duwynt or Y Gyrn and make the final push onto Corn Du and Pen y Fan.

Car Parking: Please note there are limited parking spaces available at Pont ar Daf Car Park and you are advised to utilise public transport where possible, several bus routes pass Pont ar Daf.

By Bus: Traws Cymru route Cardiff to Newtown alights at Storey Arms

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted