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TP1610 - Brecon Beacons
16th Nov 2013 13:15 by jasper555
Windy & foggy today, so no view.
7th Nov 2013 13:30 by fell-finder
Walked to this fantastic mountain from Brecon in a 13+ mile walk that took in the near by Trig of Cefn Cantref, then onto Fan y Big, Cribyn and this fine summit, before heading back into Brecon. Great weather until I got back to Brecon in heavy rain, an awesome walk overall! You can follow a detailed walking route and write up of this walk by typing 'Fell Finder' into Google.
27th Aug 2013 15:56 by Griefmiester
Great 10 mile walk from Taf Fechan Forest to the South, then over Fan y Big, then over Cribyn to the summit - amazing walk, location, views, back over Corn Du then on to Pillar at Twyn Mwyalchod. Loved it! - As far as this one is concerned, certainly no pillar, so gone with Destroyed, however, could be logged as remains?
6th Jul 2013 11:30 by martinc
Site visited whilst supervising Gold DofE Group. Lots of midges and people about. Great views.
28th Apr 2013 13:30 by Castle
17th Apr 2013 12:01 by owain_m88
Very windy and poor visibility. glad all the snow has now melted
9th Apr 2013 13:30 by metro-sarah
On our mini honeymoon we came to stay in Brecon. We decided to do Pen-Y-fan and grab the virtual Geocache and the physical cache nearby. We came when there was snow and ice, but that did not stop us.
25th Oct 2012 12:30 by trigging on an island
Visited as part of a round of the high tops from Brecon Youth Hostel, partly aided by bicycle to get to the start of the walk. There was thick mist down to 500 metres all day, though the paths were well worn and obvious to follow.
19th Oct 2012 14:45 by NogintheNog
12th Sep 2012 19:59 by bluewhitereg
Good to see a plaque in place of the trig point.
12th Sep 2012 00:00 by Applepye
13th Jul 2012 16:30 by mountain jack
Worth the climb up to the top - amazing views.
Pen y fan Top of Pen y fan
9th Jun 2012 13:43 by Delta68
Enjoyed the horseshoe walk, what a shame this one has gone missing.
22nd May 2012 11:49 by sickpit
gone a while ago still a great place to be
3rd Apr 2012 21:47 by hussyhill
Nice walk here, was on holiday for the week. Surprised how fast the weather changed. Just a stump with a national trust sign on. We guess there was a trig here once upon a time.
31st Mar 2012 13:00 by gcowcill
10th Feb 2012 00:00 by Ralph
Not the greatest. Always far too busy for me. There are better views and trigs nearby.
3rd Dec 2011 16:41 by PeterKirkwood
21st Oct 2011 13:06 by wood owl
1st Sep 2011 15:45 by struggling
Best day of the summer for walking the Beacons Circuit (once clear of the crowds).
29th Aug 2011 14:00 by sk3wen
Bank holiday jaunt plenty of people about stunning views and location.
28th Aug 2011 16:08 by Sam
I can not remember the exact date we visited Pen y Fan, sorry! I assumed the Trigpoint was the stone cairn at the top, but looking at this now, there's definitely no pillar.
1st Aug 2011 00:00 by explorer_olway
Found whilst attending a Geocache Event - Picnic on Pen-y-Fan following the Welsh MEGA - poor visibility but we did have a picnic! Plaque now in place of Trig
29th Jul 2011 09:05 by russie and sidekick
been up tp summit of pen y fan too many times than i can remember needless to say great views alas no pillar remains anymore but a new plaque recently been positioned at summit
20th Jun 2011 11:15 by BRIAN.T.PEARCE
2nd Apr 2011 14:15 by Griggsy
From Upper Neuadd Resevoir
5th Dec 2010 13:00 by Katy
snowy walking. no trig pillar, but NT marker and lovely views!
27th Nov 2010 12:05 by sandvika
No view at all, severe northerly gale, -5C valley, estimate -30C at summit with arctic wind chill factor!
24th Oct 2010 13:20 by bowlesy
2nd Sep 2010 11:02 by Phil Clayton
The men from the National Trust were cementing a metal plaque onto a newly constructed cairn and the builder's spaniel kept bringing him pieces of rock! Above is date of most recent of five visits, first on 04/06/1982. Pillar was intact then, standing on summit of Pen y Fan, and still there two years later though graffitied. On visit in 1993 it had gone over the edge or had been removed for archaeological dig. Visited while tracking the Taff for my book "Headwaters -Walking to British River Sources".
26th Jul 2010 11:00 by VBForever
13th Mar 2010 14:38 by lonesome_cowboy_burt
A superb summit, even today when there is no view and a strong wind.
6th Mar 2010 12:35 by g4wsb
No views fog bound.
26th Dec 2009 12:39 by Stevie Boy
Despite being only an hours drive its taken me 2 years to eventually bag Pen-y-Fan. Nice,sunny day driving to Wales.However the cloud didnt shift once from the Beacons themselves.Steep,windy,cold walk up from the Storey Arms.First to the Tommy Jones Memorial,then Corn Du before Pen-y-Fan itself.No views what-so-ever.Only snow,ice & cloud.Took the popular Beacons Way down, slipped once! Will return on a clear day
26th Oct 2009 00:00 by Rupertal
9th Sep 2009 10:34 by Djinnsplace
I can confirm that the trig is missing! When I got here there was no one else about with light cloud around the summits of Corn Du and Pen y fan fifteen minuets later it was totally clear. Came up from the car-park before the story arms weather was sunny and warm for the most part until you get on the the peaks where it was quite windy. First time I've been here and loved the whole thing. Every one should come here - returning from Crybin every body was!
2nd Sep 2009 18:40 by Shelfyowen
Highest peak so has to be done, but would recommend Fan Frynych as a much more enjoyable walk. Views are really good on a clear day, but better off going in the evening when itís less crowded. The Trig is long gone, though there are some very poignant and moving tributes to fallen soldiers
2nd Sep 2009 18:40 by dai
19th Mar 2009 14:00 by Marshsand
Julie's first visit to the Brecon Beacons and will definitly be returning even though it's a long haul from North Devon in a day.
17th Jan 2009 12:00 by JimJinks
Mist and wind up top = no view, had to queue up to take photo today.
6th Nov 2008 11:30 by asbown
done as part of the nuttalls walk 13:1,no views all day,lots of people about on here and Corn Du and not a soul on Cribyn and Fan y Big,no sign of the trig but it could have been hiding amongst all the people.
7th Jun 2008 11:45 by dugswell2
Neuadd Horseshoe after parking below Neuadd Reservoir on a warm, dry cloudy day with occasional sunshine.
7th Jun 2008 06:05 by peregrinus
Clear basal outline of what appears to be the remains of a stonebuilt trig. However, referring to old photos on this page, it was a standard concrete Hotine pillar, so sadly nothing tickable after all. Perfect summer morning: at the summit just after 6a.m. - as were 2 other parties! Nice cloud inversion - well worth the effort. Built 15/04/39, finally destr 1991 after many years of vandalism, fb 2483 (OS).
S2483 square outline ©peregrinus
10th May 2008 14:43 by Martin Griffiths - DPFR
Great climb from Cribyn, great views.
10th May 2008 10:45 by CLM Griffiths
Great climb from Cribyn, great views.
12th Nov 2007 12:30 by theblack
Second missing trig i've visited in this area, wonder if there was a program to remove them when they fell out of use? Great views.
Cairn and Poppies ©theblack
14th Oct 2007 10:15 by Glaslyn
Miserable grey weather ,most recent of about 20 visits in all weathers,but first since began logging Trigpoints so decided must pay a visit .Large cairn ,again i have no memory of the pillar being here.
9th Oct 2007 11:17 by Bridgeman
Been to the summit several times over the past 30 years. I remember a trig point here in the seventies. No view today.
17th Sep 2007 20:10 by Clanfield Rambler
Pillar definately missing, great views and walk up here. 6 marks for the view
6th Jul 2007 14:30 by Taff330
4th May 2007 10:20 by Pyoung1s
24th Mar 2007 16:12 by Andy D
Someone's probably got this trig in their back garden now. (Marked on a 1981 OS map I have). Fantastic day to be out on the hills, though after a short tea break it was perishing cold.
18th Mar 2007 14:23 by jonglew
Highest point in South Wales, County Top etc. A lovely walk to here from many different directions. This time we did the circular walk from the Lower Neuadd Reservoir. Why was the trig taken down?
10th Mar 2007 10:15 by SidAndBob
This was the only point on a 16 miler today where mist obscured the view. It probably cleared soon after I left.
20th Jan 2007 12:00 by SebastienCale
Lovely views from the top, the day we went up it was blowing about 45mph and hailing every now and again, still a fun trip!
25th Dec 2006 11:20 by The Flying Boots
Found on a very foggy Christmas morning whist everyone else was sitting around stuffing their selves with turkey. Did the two geocaches on top at the same time.
The Cairn ©The Flying Boots
23rd Oct 2006 13:00 by SidAndBob
My first missing pillar. A great climb and terrific views today. It's half term, so there were quite a few kids about.
Bob on Pen-y-Fan ©SidAndBob
15th Oct 2006 12:00 by atj0888
Very vicous winds, practically no visibility. But always a good palce to go, whatever the weather! The cairn has been tidied up a bit since my last visit.
10th Jun 2006 12:00 by Nr
Went walking with my son for the weekend. Fancied somewhere a little different than the Cornish "Mountains"
5th May 2006 12:21 by Rhayader_wanderer
2nd of 6 nutall tops for the day, weather looks set to hold out now onward to Cribyn
2nd Apr 2005 11:30 by Father Ted
A great day for mountain walking and so thought many others. I even met someone up here I knew! I used to climb Pen-y-fan many times as a youth staying at the Story Arms Adventure Centre on the A470. In those days the trig point was still there – must try to find out if anyone has a picture of it. Today I had to be satisfied with taking a picture of the cairn.
15th Oct 2004 22:26 by Rhayader_wanderer
Latest visit making at least one ascent in every calander month earliest was in 1988
7th Feb 2004 14:20 by NeverLost
Trig missing but great views none the less.
7th Dec 2003 14:18 by atj0888
No marks for the trig! But, marks for the location and veiw from the site! Does anyone have a photo of the pillar when it was there??
Me on Pen Y Fan.
26th Oct 2003 12:00 by bloke1987
brilliant views, stunning scenery! perfect weather. nice on ;)
19th Apr 2003 00:00 by Pharisee
Climbed to the top to collect the virtual cache. Didn't see any T/P but did take a pikky of the cairn
My rucksack against the cairn ©Pharisee
26th Oct 2002 12:00 by mitsiman
One hell of a windy day !! Weathermen said don't even make unecessary car journeys - so what do I do ? - go up Pen y Fan. Fantastic day, good visability - shame about the trig though :-(
2nd Jul 2002 14:50 by Frank Begbie
Early July - rain horizontal, visibility about 30 feet, but I'm pretty certain there was no trig all the same.
28th Dec 2001 10:20 by discjirm
A lovely place, although it was exceedingly windy when I was up here. Annoyed to find the pillar missing - someone told me that it was removed in the eighties as part of an archeological dig at the summit. I have no idea how accurate this is.
Myself at the cairn at the top of Pen-y-Fan. No trig pillar ;-( Myself at the cairn at the top of Pen-y-Fan. No trig pillar ;-(©discjirm
11th Nov 2000 12:00 by barryhunter
Im afraid i dont remember much about, i think there was a pile of stones but no trig.
11th Sep 2000 00:00 by dogwalking
25th May 2000 11:30 by Funk to Funky
8th Jan 2000 12:00 by The Reverend
Great walk, the mountain was covered in snow on my first visit. I have been back many times since - it's just a shame the trig point has disappeared.
18th Jul 1999 14:44 by mad max
23rd Apr 1999 13:50 by fasgadh
This should be called Pen y Fan. The pillar went in the early 1990s. I remember it from previous visits. On this occcasion there was an igloo on the summit.
Igloo but no trig Photo taken from the site of the lost pillar on Pen y Fan.©fasgadh
27th Feb 1999 13:19 by senrabyar
29th Jul 1998 13:45 by Hartryggers
From our scout camp near Libanus led a group of scouts (1st Little Stoke) up the ridge to the Obelisk then onto Craig Swm Llwch to the cummit of Corn Du > PEN Y FAN > return to the Obelisk then followed the Cwm Llwch > Clwydwaunhir > Camp
27th Jul 1998 23:43 by Hartryggers
Whilst at scout camp near Libanus - Parked in the CP off the A470 just below Storey Arms led a group of scouts (1st Little Stoke) at midnight to the summit of PEN Y FAN returned back to the CP
23rd Oct 1997 14:00 by Boneychest
My first visit to Pen y Fan since August 1976 when the pillar was definitely here and, as I recall, in good condition. I'll have to hunt through my old photo's.
16th Aug 1997 12:00 by peregrinus
built 15/04/39, finally destr 1991 after many years of vandalism, fb 2483 (OS) - a few visits over the years, 16/08/97 was Brecon Beacons race, my only ever top 10 placing (17 competitors!!)
15th Aug 1997 11:00 by Marshsand
Visited on the "Nuttall" Brecon Beacons walk (13.1) when Corn Du was omitted. Re-visited on 09.07.98 at which time Corn Du was incorporated.
30th May 1996 15:42 by Crazy
The wind has really picked up though it is a sunny, clear day and as I'm tired and with a big rucsac I'm keeping well back from the edge. Heading for Llwyn-y-Celyn on Cambrian Way.
31st Mar 1996 12:00 by dpeberdy
Just one visit of several - but I know the date of this one. This was on a D of E Introductory weekend, and I managed to forget my boots! Great example for a leader to set.I think this was the only the second time I had been here in the dry (the first time was in 1985!). Some of the kids shown actually carried on doing D of E!
D of E Introductory weekend reached the summit! Photo is a bit blurred, but that is Ian in the red Hat and Lou in the blue fleece. Sheila is wearing the light blue jacket.©dpeberdy
4th Nov 1995 00:00 by mickandshane
Apparently this trig was dismantled to allow an archaeological dig to take place.What sacrilege! Listed by Os as S2483.
27th Oct 1995 15:30 by Historian
15th Jun 1995 11:35 by Hartryggers
Parked in the CP off the A470 just below Storey Arms followed the main path to Duwynt > Corn Du > PEN Y FAN summit trig pillar missing it was there on my visit in 1977 > Corn Du > Y Gyrn > Storey Arms > CP
14th Apr 1995 14:07 by Hartryggers
Parked in the CP off the A470 just below Storey Arms followed the main path to Corn Du > PEN Y FAN summit trig pillar missing it was there on my last visit in 1977 > Cribyn > Fan y Big > CP avoiding all the tops again
3rd Jun 1992 13:14 by swampysean
GCSE Geography trip back in the day - not 100% on the precise day but def 1992
1st Aug 1989 19:30 by Stratford Strollers
Logging this retrospectively from 2010. So so sad that some mindless cretins destroyed this trig. I guess I must have visited this trig 4 or 5 times in total between the late 60s and early 90s
30th Sep 1982 14:21 by fasgadh
Just a post from the days when the pillar was there.. Last saw it in 1986.. No further visits until 1999, when it had gone.
25th Nov 1981 14:00 by Dusty
31st Jul 1978 15:00 by desperate dan
Visited here on CCF routemarch. Terrible weather, wind and driving rain, so marked down.
16th Jul 1977 18:06 by Hartryggers
Parked in the CP off the A470 just below Storey Arms followed the main path to the summit trig pillar (S2483) at SO 01209 21583 886.358m return via the same route
4th Mar 1972 13:00 by gowrie
1st Jul 1971 15:00 by miketrathen
Approximate date of first visit.
31st May 1971 14:45 by Bergfuehrer
Brecknockshire County Top.
17th Mar 1968 12:32 by arranc
classic climb still one of my favourites. massive erosion since we were there on this day