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PenY Fan

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in South Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. At 886 metres (2,907 ft) above sea-level, it is also the highest peak in Britain south of the Snowdonia mountain range. The twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du were formerly referred to as Cadair Arthur or 'Arthur's Seat'.

The summit lies on a ridge stretching from Talybont Reservoir in the east, to the A470. 500 m west lies the subsidiary top of Corn Du, beyond which the terrain drops at a moderate angle to the subsidiary top of Y Gyrn then more steeply to the Storey Arms on the A470. To the east, the ridge drops steeply to the col connecting it to Cribyn, the next mountain along the ridge. From Corn Du, a gentle ridge descends south towards Merthyr Tydfil.

The mountain and surrounding area are owned by the National Trust whose work parties attempt to combat the erosion caused by the passage of thousands of feet up and down this most popular of South Wales' peaks. Highly trained special forces troops use the area as part of a special forces selection training area (See "Fan Dance")

The mountain is used by the military for training and selection processes.
Ascent
Ascent
To the Summit
To the Summit
Eye level top
Eye level top
Life at the top
Life at the top
Walkers in the mist
Walkers in the mist
The Summit
The Summit
The Trig Point
The Trig Point
Army Training
Army Training
Towards Corn Du
Towards Corn Du
Red
Red
Up with the Gods
Up with the Gods
burning off
burning off
Slopes of Pen Y fan
Slopes of Pen Y fan
Just For fun
Just For fun
Solitude
Solitude
Corn Du
Corn Du
The Slope
The Slope
Corn Du
Corn Du