Walking to the Summit of Pen Y Fan

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One of the best ways to alleviate the winter blues and get the blood pumping is to get out and about in the countryside for a walk. There are plenty of beautiful walking places to choose from in the UK, as we are very lucky to be surrounded by lots of fantastic countryside.

For walks that will really get you feeling great, there is nowhere quite like Wales – the dramatic coastline and swathes of rolling hills and mountains make Wales a walker’s paradise. One of the best places to enjoy the welsh landscape is the Brecon Beacons, where a climb to the top of Pen Y Fan, the highest place in Southern Britain, will reward you with views that are truly spectacular.

So visit shamrockgift for cosy aran sweaters, and pack yourself some tea and sandwiches to enjoy at the summit – here are some of the walks that will take you to the top of Pen Y Fan…

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Walking from Pont ar Daf car park is a gentle walk perfect for families. As you walk along the moorland views will inspire you as you climb towards the summit, and the four mile route will take you in a circle so you finish back at where you started.

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Take in the surrounding mountains of Corn Du and Cribyn. These were used as ancient Bronze age burial sites and have long been associated with mystical tales. This circuit takes in the three peaks, and it is a truly awe-inspiring walk.

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