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Pen y Bryn & Carn Pica from Pencelli

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons - Brecon Beacons Central

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.3 miles / 18.4 km

Ascent - 2400 feet / 727 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Start - OS grid reference SO091251
Lat 51.916082 // Long -3.323024
Postcode LD3 7LX (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Brecon Beacons walk starts from the village of Pencelli which can be reached by taking the B4558 south-east from Brecon. The route includes a section of high-level walking taking in the summit of Pen y Bryn before continuing south to Rhiw Bwlch y Ddwyallt. From here the walk heads east to Carn Pica and over Twyn Du before rapidly losing height to join the Taff Trail for relatively easy walking along a disused railway and on the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal back to the start. The terrain crossed can be confusing in low cloud so good navigational skills and a decent map are required for this walk.

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
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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL13Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL13Digital Map1:25kBUY

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

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