PEN Y FAN
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Pen y Fan - 12th June 2007
WALK STATISTICS
Date 12th June 2007 Description Pen y Fan
Start Location Taf Fechan Forest Car Park Peaks Climbed Twyn Mwyalchod 642m
Start Grid Reference SO 04221 16381   Corn Du 873m
Total Time 5hrs 14min   Pen y Fan 886m
Walking Time 4hrs 09min   Cribyn 795m
Stopped Time 1hrs 05min   Fan y Big 719m
Distance 10.56 miles    
Moving Average 2.5 mph Temperature 16°C
Elevation at Start 363 metres Pressure 1012.9mb
Total Ascent 925 metres Weather Cloudy & some Hazy Sun
Max Elevation 886 metres Walking With No One
WALK NOTES

Taf Fechan Forest Car Park - Twyn Pica Waterfall - Lower Neuadd Reservoir - Twyn Mwyalchod - Graig Fan Ddu - Graig Gwaun Taf - Bwlch Duwynt - Corn Du - Pen y Fan - Craig Cwm Sere - Cribyn - Craig Cwm Cynwyn - Bwlch ar y Fan - Fan y Big - Craig Cwmoergwm - Lower Meuadd Reservoir - Taf Fechan Forest Car Park

I completed this walk while on holiday with my family. The cloud base was quite low for most of the walk but at least it kept dry. The first part of the walk up to Twyn Mwyalchod - where I met a couple of army lads from Bradford and Somerset on a day off - was quite steep. However, the path to Corn Du along the ridges was quite spectacular (and would have been even better if the sun was out). I was surprised how close Corn Du and Pen y Fan were. I arrived at Pen y Fan in the cloud - typical!!! On the descent of Pen y Fan a helicopter was flying in lots of white bags of stone from across the valley to repair the eroding path. The view from Cribyn and Fan y Big to the "Brecon Beacons" was really great.
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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

The Mountains of England & Wales (Vol 1: Wales) by John & Anne Nuttall (Cicerone)
Maps Used
OL12 Explorer - Brecon Beacons National Park (Western Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Talybont Reservoir
Twyn Pica Waterfall
Lower Neuadd Reservoir deserted buildings
Lower Neuadd Reservoir
Lower Neuadd Reservoir
Path up to Twyn Mwyalchod
Twyn Mwyalchod Summit Trig Point
Path back down to Lower Neuadd Reservoir
Upper Neuadd Reservoir
Ridge path on Graig Fan Ddu
Graig Fan Ddu path
Cribyn from Graig Fan Ddu
Path along Graig Fan Ddu
Cotton Grass
Cwm Crew
Corn Du & Pen y Fan from Graig Gwaun Taf
Pen y Fan & Cribyn from Graig Gwaun Taf
Corn Du & Pen y Fan from Graig Gwaun Taf
Pen y Fan & Cribyn from Graig Gwaun Taf
Path to Corn Du from Bwlch Duwynt
Corn Du with Pen y Fan beyond
Nearing Corn Du summit
Corn Du summit with Pen y Fan
Corn Du summit with Pen y Fan
Llyn Cwm Llwch from Corn Du
Llyn Cwm Llwch from Corn Du
Looking to Brecon from Corn Du
Pen y Fan from Corn Du
Corn Du from path to Pen y Fan
Pen y Fan summit
Pen y Fan summit
Pen y Fan summit
Descending Pen y Fan to Cribyn
View towards Brecon from Pen y Fan
Helicopter flys in stones for path repairs
Helicopter flys in stones for path repairs
Helicopter flys in stones for path repairs
Pool at Craig Cwm Sere
Pen y Fan from ascent of Cribyn
Cribyn summit
Cribyn summit
Cribyn summit
Fan y Big from Cribyn
Path to Fan y Big
Descending to Bwlch ar y Fan
Upper Neuadd Reservoir from Fan y Big
The Beacons from Fan y Big
Looking to Brecon from Fan y Big
On Fan y Big summit
The Beacons from Fan y Big summit
Looking to Brecon from Fan y Big summit
Rhododendron

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