Pen y Fan & Waterfalls (One Day Trauma): March 11th-12th
SATURDAY: Waterfall Country (Brecon Beacons)
SUNDAY: Pen y Fan Horseshoe
The highest peak in South Wales provides a challenging climb to the summit standing at 886m. The horseshoe route is just over 9miles long and will take around 6 hours to complete. An early start sees us meet in the Brecon Beacon's Taf Fechan Forest and the walk begins with the steepest climb of the day. We continue with a more restful flatter ridge for around half an hour, before heading up to the first of our 4 summits, Corn Du. On a clear day, we start to take in the most magical view for miles, towering over the surrounding Welsh countryside.
After Corn Du, we drop a little, before climbing to our highest point, the impressive summit of Pen y Fan at 886m. A great place to stop for lunch, while enjoying the view on a nice day.
We continue around this circular horseshoe route with a quick descent before climbing once more to the top of the next peak, Cribyn. As we look back, the views of Pen y Fan's steep face arching around behind us is one of the most iconic in the Brecon Beacons.
Finally walkers have the option of either taking a well earned rest or tackling the shorter sharp out and back ascent of Fan-y-Big. This final peak is the home of the famous "Diving Board", from which the brave can take some impressively daring pictures!
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