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.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL12 BUY MAP

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Waun Rydd from Blaen y glyn
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Fan y Big from Torpantau
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2400
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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
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The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2643
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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.

Area Information

Brecon Beacons NP

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers a wide area in South Wales. The high summits of the Beacons themselves tell only part the story as, like most National Parks, there is a varied ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

Danyfan - Brecon
Brecon
5.6 miles / 8.9 km away
Ty Helyg Guest House
Brecon
7.0 miles / 11.1 km away
Brynich Farm Cottages
Brecon
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
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Meadowview and Bluebell - Brecon Holidays
Brecon Beacons.
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Glenview B&B
Bwlch
7.7 miles / 12.3 km away
The Castle Inn
Pengenffordd
11.6 miles / 18.5 km away
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Pentre Riding Stables
Pen-y-Cae
12.1 miles / 19.4 km away
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Craig-y-Nos Castle
Brecon Beacons
12.3 miles / 19.6 km away
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Llanerchindda Farm Guest House
Cynghordy, Llandovery
21.8 miles / 34.9 km away
Norton House Bed & Bed Breakfast, Norton Skenfrith
Skenfrith
25.4 miles / 40.6 km away

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