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Route Summary:

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

This walk includes the Washi of Pen y Fan – Brecon Beacons

This walk includes the Hewitt of Pen y Fan – Brecon Beacons

This walk includes the 2 Nuttalls of Pen y Fan – Brecon Beacons, Corn Du

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

View Facilities

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

View Hazards

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.

Parking :

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

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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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