Classic horseshoe walk up Pen y Fan and the Brecon Beacons from Cwm Taf Fechan.
|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
Pubs in Pontsticill
Public Transport: Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): CF48 2UT
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Brecon Beacons Horseshoe Walk from Cwm Taf Fechan Route Map and GPX Download
Summits and Places on this Route
- Fan y Big Waterfalls and Ridges Walk - 1.7km
- Pen y Fan and Corn Du Brecon Beacons Walk - 6.0km
- Glyn Tarell from Storey Arms - 7.1km
- Pen y Fan Walk from Storey Arms - 7.1km
- Walk up Fan Frynych and Craig Cerrig Gleision - 8.3km
- Pen y Fan and Brecon Beacons via the Cwm Llwch horseshoe walk - 10.1km
- Brecon Beacons Waterfall Country Walk- Four Falls Trail to Sgwd yr Eira - 11.4km
- On the Taff Trail from Talybont on Usk to Brecon - 11.8km
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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.
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For more walks up Pen y Fan, visit our All the Walking Routes up Pen y Fan article.