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The High Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons - Brecon Beacons Central

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.7 miles / 17.4 km

Ascent - 2800 feet / 848 metres

Grade - mod/hard

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

This walk offers an in-depth look at the highest land in the Brecon Beacons visiting the summits of Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big. The route offers some spectacular views, excellent walking and follows a section of the Beacons Way long-distance path. To reach the start from the main A465 (Heads of the Valleys road) at Merthyr Tydfil, take the road on the west side of the Pontsticill Reservoir into the Taf Fechan Forest. Turning off towards the Upper Neuadd Reservoir there is a car park at grid ref. SO035173 where there is usually ample space.

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

Other walks nearby

Walk 1123 The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 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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