Walking Tours on Pen-y-Fan

Grade (a) -STOReY Arms

£49 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch
The path to Corn Du
The path that we descend back to the road from Corn Du

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. If you are seeking a more isolated feeling and are fit enough to do it I strongly suggest taking routes (b) or (c). However if your mission is to get to the top but you know you are less fit then this is the way for you to  go.

Decending the ridge from above Llyn Cwm Llwch
Decending the ridge from above Llyn Cwm Llwch

Grade (b) -The North Face

£49 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch

Pen-y-Fan Walking Tour route map, click for larger image

The shear north face of Pen-y-Fan

The shear north face of Pen-y-Fan

Distance: 8 miles

Ascent: 727m

This is my personal favourite way up Pen-y-Fan. It is a red route because it is not very long, but it is steep and hard.We ascend one of the most spectacular and wildest valleys in the Beacons, Cwm Sere. The lower reaches of the valley are well wooded and lead into an amphitheatre created by the steep northern slopes of Cribyn and Pen-y-Fan the two highest peaks in the Beacons. We then climb up the very steep northern head wall of Cwm Sere at its lowest point between Cribyn and Pen-y-Fan. We then ascend the main path up to the top of Pen-y-Fan (886m). After gaining the summit, we continue to the summit of Corn Du before descending to Llyn Cwm Llwch, past some waterfalls and back to our start.

Aerial view of the north face of Cwm Sere

Grade (c)- The Southern Horseshoe

£49 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch
The summit of Pen-y-Fan viewed from Corn Du
The summit of Pen-y-Fan viewed from Corn Du

Distance: 9.5 miles

Ascent: 834M

It is difficult not to understate the beauty of this walk. It is a classic route that takes in all the highest peaks of the Brecon Beacons. The walk is deceptively long but well worth it.

Pausing for a snack on Corn Du enroute to the summit of Pen-y-Fan
Pausing for a snack on Corn Du enroute to the summit of Pen-y-Fan
Looking down to Cribyn from Pen-y-Fan
Looking down to Cribyn from Pen-y-Fan