This walk is 14km and has 550m of ascent so not as tough as our challenge from the south walk but still tough, including as it does plenty of ‘off roading’. 🙂


Starting at a lay-by on the A470 we’ll walk a route that will see us rather alone for most of the day despite walking to the summit of the highest mountain in Southern Britain, Pen y Fan.

We’ll follow the Nant Crew past some delightful pools before striking uphill and gaining the ridge. Here we will follow the ridge to the summit of Pen y Fan.

The descent follows the Nant Crew down it’s cascades and waterfalls and pools, an area rarely trod and mainly only by Wales Outdoors. A true wilderness valley in the centre of a popular mountain area.

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Height Gain : 550m Distance : 14km Time : 6hrs

We meet at the lay-by off the A470 by the Nant Crew Bridge about 1km north of The Nant Ddu Lodge.

What to bring

  • Walking boots
  • Warm layers and waterproofs essential
  • Packed lunch


Nant Crew Bridge, CF48 2HY
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Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self PublishedI opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales.Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG.Join Me! for a walk or two :)