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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

Time - 8 hours 20 minutes

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 GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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 3210
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Pen-y-Crug hill fort from Brecon
Grade - easy
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 3564
2.6 miles / 4.2 km away
Groesfford and M & B Canal from Brecon
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km
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
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Llanfrynach and Pencelli circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.6 miles / 9.1 km
Walk 3546
4.2 miles / 6.7 km away
Pen y Bryn from Pencelli
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3536
4.2 miles / 6.7 km away
Pen y Bryn & Carn Pica from Pencelli
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.3 miles / 18.4 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 2934
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
The High Peaks of the Brecon Beacons
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.7 miles / 17.4 km

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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