Walk 70 A Full Beacons Horseshoe

Date: Saturday 14th March
Meeting Point: Upper Blaen y Glyn Car Park
Grid Ref: SO 056175
Times: 9.30am to 5pm
Distance: 12.5 miles
Ascent: 3050ft
Leader: Jeremy Dobbin
Price: £8.50

A strenuous high level walk which takes in four peaks in the Central Beacons. A steep climb from the Upper Waterfalls Car Park takes us to a ridge which we follow to Fan-y-Big and its iconic diving board. Then we head down to the Gap Road before climbing Cribyn followed by Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in Southern Britain. A short hop over Corn Du is followed by another ridge walk before we head down into the Taf Fechan valley to join the Gap Road and forestry tracks back to the car park.

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Directions to Start
Take the A40 towards Brecon. Go through Bwlch and then a few miles later, take turning left to Talybont.
At the T junction turn right and go through village turning left just before the end of the village over a bridge over the canal. Continue ahead past Talybont Reservoir and up the steep hill at the end. The car park is at the top of the hill on your right.
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Upper Blaen y Glyn Car Park
Upper Blaen y Glyn Car Park SO 057176