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The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons - Brecon Beacons Central

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 2115 feet / 641 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SO035173
Lat 51.84593 // Long -3.402262
Postcode CF48 2UT (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This is an ideal walk for those wanting an introduction to the highest land in the Brecon Beacons and uses a relatively unfrequented approach to Pen y Fan avoiding most of the crowds trudging up from Storey Arms on the A470 Merthyr to Brecon road. The drive in contrasts to the idea that this area is heavily urbanised.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL12Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL12Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 160Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 160Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

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

Walk 1552 Waun Rydd from Blaen y glyn - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 1283 Fan y Big from Torpantau - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km

Walk 3616 Fan Fawr from Storey Arms - moderate - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 2400 Pen y Fan from Cwmgwdi near Brecon - moderate - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Walk 1903 Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Cwmgwdi - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 2074 Highest Peaks of the Brecon Beacons - mod/hard - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 2641 Fan Fawr & Fan Frynych, Fforest Fawr - moderate - 6.5 miles/10.6 km

Walk 2648 The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 3546 Pen y Bryn from Pencelli - moderate - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

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