Storey Arms - Corn Du - Pen y Fan - Storey Arms

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The walk starts opposite the Storey Arms, which is an Outdoor Education Centre and not a public house. Cross a stile next to a telephone box and follow the path uphill. Just past the crest of the hill, a fence crosses the path and there are views across to Corn Du. A short descent leads to a stream, before the ascent is resumed. Upon reaching the footpath above Craig Cwm Llwch a short detour leads to Tommy Jones' Obelisk. There are good views down to Llyn Cwm Llwch. Retrace your steps and continue to the summit of Corn Du.

It is a short walk from Corn Du to Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. There are panoramic views and some walkers even claim to recognise the peaks of Mid-Wales on very clear days. Note that there is no longer a triangulation pillar on the summit, although it continued to be shown on Ordnance Survey maps as recently as 1996.

On the way back from Pen y Fan, take the footpath which traverses below the South East face of Corn Du to reach Bwlch Duwynt. A well-trodden path leads down to a stream, which is crossed to reach an interpretive sign at the edge of coniferous woods. This summarises the geology of the Brecon Beacons and describes some of the birds that you might see. Continue through the woods to reach the car park and toilets. Walk to the northern end of the car park and continue beside the A470 to reach the Storey Arms.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Brecon Beacons

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Birds, Great Views, Mountains, Toilets
19/09/2019 - Patricia Daw

What a fantastic walk. We completed it on a sunny day in September. We chose to follow this route rather than the 6 miler which talks about an ill defined path through peat bog! We somehow managed to miss going to the obelisk but other than that the paths are very good. Wide. A lot of people trek up to Pen Y Fan. Fabulous views from both summits. FYI we are a 56 and 58 year old couple with dodgy hips and knees but by using two poles we had no problems. We parked at the car park with loos albeit now a bank of portaloos. Thoroughly recommend the walk.

16/04/2014 - JILL SUTTON

Great walk but don't rely on the toilets being open.They were closed on my visit April 14th.

12/08/2013 - Stephen Constantine

Very steep ascent but worth it, the scenery is beautiful and views on a clear day are fantastic. I would recommend getting there early as we arrived at 09:00 and car parks were already quite full.

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