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South Wales - Pen y Fan and Four Waterfalls - Weekend trip

Hike the highest mountain in Souther Britan, Pen-Y-Fan and the famous four waterfalls trail on this weekend trip that will help you forget all your worries.

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Time & Location

11 Mar 2022, 19:00 – 13 Mar 2022, 20:00

Brecon, Brecon Beacons, Brecon LD3 8NE, UK

About the Event

Hike the highest mountain in Souther Britan, Pen-Y-Fan and the famous four waterfalls trail on this weekend trip that will help you forget all your worries.

The height of Pen y Fan may not rival the tallest UK summits, but you can’t take anything away from its dramatic views. Standing at 886m above sea level with a topographic prominence of 672m, Pen y Fan boasts the tallest peak in the Brecon Beacons, tipping its neighbouring mountains to this impressive landmark. It stands opposite Cribyn (795m) and is next to Corn Du (873m). Tackle all three in one for an impressive walk.

There is nowhere in Wales with as many spectacular waterfalls in such a small area as the part of South Wales known as Waterfall Country.

Here, the rivers Mellte, Hepste and Neddfecham have worn away the soft rocks to create steep wooded gorges full of caves and waterfalls.

This is an enjoyable short trip to clear your head and see new things in nature with a little bit of a challenge chucked in for fun.

Yestradefell is a trail along a forest and gorges with 4 incredible waterfalls along the way. One short part of the walk will force us to walk behind a waterfall for a breathtaking experience. Although you will only get sprayed with water, do bring your waterproofs :-)

We have rented an entire hostel with our own kitchen, so we can eat, drink and stay up as much as we want :-)

ITINERARY

FRIDAY

7 pm - Depart from Hammersmith and drive straight to our accommodation.

We will make one or two service station stops for dinner, pee and poo.

SATURDAY

PEN-Y-FAN ROUTE DETAILS

Length - 16.70 km

Distance - 6 hours

Ascent - 852 metres

Difficulty - Ardous - Difficult

After our breakfast, we will hike Pen y Fan going via the most picturesque route.

This quiet ascent of Pen y Fan begins at the enchanting Taf Fechan Forest, rising beyond Upper Neuadd Reservoir to meet the summit from the south. It’s a long day, but a highly rewarding one.

For anyone who doesn’t fancy to entire 10.5-mile hike, you can stop at the reservoir and appreciate the peak from the valley. A string of trees runs alongside Neuadd, offering shade in the warmer months and shelter in the cold.

SUNDAY

WATERFALLS ROUTE DETAILS

Length - 10 kilometres

Distance - 3 hours

Ascent - 339 metres

Difficulty - Moderate to easy

Following a restful night, we hike the waterfalls trail, which is much easier but still has some steep hills.

Hike approx 4 miles - 4 hours with lots of rough surface area, slippery rocks and a bit of optional scrambling.

RETURN HOME

Right after the waterfalls trail, we hop on the bus and drive back to London.

COST

£195 - price per person in a shared hostel room

INCLUDES:

- full travel by private minibus

- two nights in a lovely hostel 

- breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday

- packed lunches for Saturday and Sunday

- dinner on Saturday

WHAT TO BRING:

- Hiking shoes

- Waterproof jacket

- Waterproof trousers

- Warm winter layers

- Backpack

- Refillable water bottle

TRAVEL

By private minibus

MINIBUS MEETING POINT

Black's Rd

Hammersmith

London W6 9EU

COMMUNICATION

A WhatsApp group will be set up a few days before the trip where the final details will be given to you. Keep checking your messages on Meetup for the link to the group

ATTENTION:

1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.

On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.

2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.

We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled. No refunds will be made if only part of the trip was skipped but a credit might be offered.

Tickets

  • PEN Y FAN

    Price per person per bed in a shared room Travel included

    £195.00
    +£4.88 service fee

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