Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Walk from Cwm Taf Fechan

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Route Summary:

Classic horseshoe walk up Pen y Fan and the Brecon Beacons from Cwm Taf Fechan.

Distance
Ascent
Time
12.2 km 605 m 5 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Cwm Taf Fechan

Facilities:

Pubs in Pontsticill

Hazards:

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Public Transport: Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): CF48 2UT

Pont Cwmfedwen car park

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Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Walk from Cwm Taf Fechan Details

This walk up the main Brecon Beacon summits of Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn takes a quiet approach from the Cwm Taf Fechan forest up the Rhiw yr Ysgyfarnog ridge. After crossing over the main ridge, it then descends the wide Roman Road to the start.
The Route

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For more walks up Pen y Fan, visit our All the Walking Routes up Pen y Fan article.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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