The Two HoneyPots

Walking Tour

Many people would agree that the two most amazing places to be standing in the Brecon Beacons National Park are: 1 - The summit of Pen-y-Fan, the highest mountain in southern Britain, and 2 - Behind the plummeting cascade of Sgwd yr Eira waterfall. Both locations require walking to get to, but if you are relatively fit and able to walk for approximately 5.5 hours you can be in both iconic locations in a single day.

Part 1 -  a 5.5 mile (3 hour approx) ascent of Pen-y-Fan mountain

Part 2 - a 4 mile (2 hour approx) walk to Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall

The summit of Pen-y-Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park and southern Britain
See both Pen-y-Fan and Sgwd yr Eira waterfall

PART 1:

DISTANCE: 5.5 MILES,  ASCENT: 563M

This is the easiest way up to the top of the highest mountain in southern Britian, Pen-y-Fan, at 886m.  The views at the top are superb. However it must be noted that because it is the easiest way up, it is also the busiest way up. 

PART2:

DISTANCE: 4 MILES,   ASCENT: 274M

We get to the National Park's best known waterfall Sgwd yr Eira and if there is time and you still have the energy to 3 other waterfalls too.


Walking behing a very full Sgwd yr Eira waterfall