Highest Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

Introduction to Walk 2074

Photo from the walk - Highest Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons

County/Area - Powys

Author - Per Cunningham

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 2800 feet / 848 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This Powys walk starts from Cwmgwdi and visits Corn Du passing the monument to the Lost Lad before continuing to Pen y Fan, the highest point in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Continuing, the walk then visits the summits of Cribyn and Fan y Big before returning to the start along the western side of Cwm Cynwyn. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2400
Pen y Fan from Cwmgwdi near Brecon
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1903
Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Cwmgwdi
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 3236
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Pen-y-crug, Sarnau and Battle from Brecon
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2648
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2641
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Fan Fawr & Fan Frynych, Fforest Fawr
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3209
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Llanfrynach and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 3210
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Brecon & Pen-y-Fan
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1123
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1283
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
Fan y Big from Torpantau
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1552
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Waun Rydd from Blaen y glyn
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2643
7.3 miles / 11.7 km away
Fan Frynych & Fan Llia, Fforest Fawr
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2645
8.2 miles / 13.1 km away
Fan Gyhirych & Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Fforest Fawr
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 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

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Area Information

Brecon Beacons NP

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Accommodation Nearby

Danyfan - Brecon
Brecon
0.9 miles / 1.4 km away
Meadowview and Bluebell - Brecon Holidays
Brecon Beacons.
2.3 miles / 3.7 km away
Ty Helyg Guest House
Brecon
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Brynich Farm Cottages
Brecon
3.5 miles / 5.5 km away
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Glenview B&B
Bwlch
8.1 miles / 13.0 km away
The Dragons Back
Pengenffordd
9.8 miles / 15.8 km away
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Pentre Riding Stables
Pen-y-Cae
12.7 miles / 20.3 km away
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Craig-y-Nos Castle
Brecon Beacons
12.9 miles / 20.6 km away
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Llanerchindda Farm Guest House
Cynghordy, Llandovery
18.1 miles / 28.9 km away
Old Station Caravan Park
New Radnor
25.4 miles / 40.7 km away

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NOTE - all distances are "as the crow flies"

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