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

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Further Information

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Brecon Beacons

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Accommodation Nearby

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Meadowview and Bluebell - Brecon Holidays
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Pentre Riding Stables
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12.1 miles / 19.4 km away
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Craig-y-Nos Castle
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Llanerchindda Farm Guest House
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Norton House Bed & Bed Breakfast, Norton Skenfrith
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