Pen Y Fan Mountain Brecon Beacons Montage

Pen Y Fan Mountain – A photography montage

Pen Y Fan Mountain in the Brecon Beacons, one of the most recognisable mountains in Britain, the biggest in Southern Britain and now used by thousands of visitors every weekend. It’s a lovely hill. An easy walk from the A470, or try one of the more unusual routes attacking the hill from the North around Brecon.

It’s a demanding hill, but one which provides long reaching views across most of Mid Wales, on a clear day, the hills of Snowdonia can be seen, mist flows between the valleys and many an inversion can be observed, but give the mountain some level of respect, it’s a fighter and just when you least think, the weather can come in and hit you for six. Be prepared and always expect the worst.

Pen Y Fan is flanked by the impressive Corn Du and Cribyn, both mountains in their own right. The fabulous Cribyn demands your attention, it pulls you in and watches out towards the the Mid Wales borders. Behind Cribyn sits the Upper Neuadd reservoir with it’s views towards the South Wales valleys and Cardiff.

Corn Du is the sister of Pen Y Fan, has a series of wonderful rock formations “steps” allowing a lovely little scramble to the top.

This video is a little montage of a rather snowy Pen Y Fan, photographed from a variety of angles around the Northern end of the Brecon Beacons.

Pen Y Fan

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