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The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest
Introduction to Walk 1123

Photo from the walk - The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 2115 feet / 641 metres

Grade - moderate

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn are the three Brecon Beacons summits in this walk. The route provides an interesting way to the highest point in the Brecon Beacons National Park and, although a longer walk than some ascent routes, it does avoid many of the crowds. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2934
The High Peaks of the Brecon Beacons
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.7 miles / 17.4 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1552
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Waun Rydd from Blaen y glyn
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1283
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Fan y Big from Torpantau
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2400
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
Pen y Fan from Cwmgwdi near Brecon
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1903
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Cwmgwdi
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2074
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
Highest Peaks of the Brecon Beacons
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2641
5.0 miles / 8.1 km away
Fan Fawr & Fan Frynych, Fforest Fawr
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2648
5.2 miles / 8.4 km away
The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2643
6.9 miles / 11.1 km away
Fan Frynych & Fan Llia, Fforest Fawr
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3236
7.1 miles / 11.3 km away
Pen-y-crug, Sarnau and Battle from Brecon
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 3205
7.5 miles / 12.0 km away
Gwynion from Ystradfellte Youth Hostel
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking on the Brecon Beacons

Walking on the Brecon Beacons45 circular day walks are described in this guidebook to the Brecon Beacons National Park. From west to east, Mynydd Du, Fforest Fawr, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains these mountain and valley routes offer many options, highlighting the natural features. The walks described explore dramatic waterfalls, wooded gorges and upland valleys.
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