Pen y Fan

At 886 m (2,907 ft) in height, Pen y Fan, located in the Brecon Beacons is the highest point in South Wales. The surrounding area is owned by the National Trust; they manage and repair the area to help combat erosion.

The summit can be reached by heading along the evenly graded footpath that leads from the Storey Arms on the A470. As a result, it is a good mountain to climb during adverse weather conditions.

The mountain is famously used during the selection process for the UK’s Special Forces. Named the Fan Dance, recruits are set out on a 15-mile load-bearing march over the peak.

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886 m (2,907 ft) Wales Brecknockshire
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51.88389969,-3.43709184 SO 0118 2156 OL12: Brecon Beacons National Park