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The High Peaks of the Brecon Beacons
Introduction to Walk 2934

Photo from the walk - The High Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.7 miles / 17.4 km

Ascent - 2800 feet / 848 metres

Grade - mod/hard

A demanding Brecon Beacons walk visiting the summits of Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan-y-Big on the main escarpment. The route follows part of the Beacons Way and requires careful navigation in places. The views throughout are superb so choose a day with good visibility to appreciate the spectacular scenery. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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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.

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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