Pen y Fan and Corn Du Brecon Beacons Walk

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Route Summary:

Easiest walk up Pen y Fan on a good track. Still a mountain walk that needs respect.

7.46 km 487 m 3 hours

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

Start and Finish: Storey Arms


None – note that the Storey Arms isn’t a welcome pub at the end of the day, but an outdoor centre.


No specific hazards, but it’s still a mountain and you’ll need to know what you’re doing.

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:

Trawscambian bus.

Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): LD3 8NL

Parking availble but limited at busy periods. The A470 is a busy trunk road and illegal parking will be ticketed.

Weather Forecast:

Met Office Brecon Beacons Mountain Weather

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Pen y Fan and Corn Du Brecon Beacons Walk Route Map and GPX Download

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Pen y Fan and Corn Du Brecon Beacons Walk Details

Pen y Fan is the highest point south of Snowdonia and the route to its summit is a surprisingly easy walk of under 8km there and back.

Even so, it is still a mountain and should be treated with respect!

The Route

Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

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

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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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