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Brecon Beacons 1 Day Expedition - Women Only

Summit South Wales' biggest mountain, Pen-Y-Fan, in a day, returning to the comfort of your own bed at night. Travel, planning, food, and guide are all included.

7am – 9pm
Selected Dates
£145.00
£185.00
Pen-Y-Fan

Course
Introduction

It's big, it's impressive and it's beautiful. Come with us and climb the highest peak in South Wales and Southern Britain. Pen-Y-Fan translates as 'top spot' or 'top peak' and it certainly lives up to its name. Up here, the skies are big and the landscape sweeps before you, down into glacial valleys where red kites soar below. Our all-female team of qualified mountain leaders will guide you, sharing stories and knowledge of mountain geology and flora along the way. We are extremely proud to have three experienced female mountain leaders as part of our team at Path Hill, and they can't wait to share their love of mountains with you! 

Starting at Path Hill, a minibus will transport you (2.5hrs – 3hrs) to the starting point at Neuadd car park. With fresh legs, we will gain height as we ascend the “Beacons Way” path, with the mountains rising dramatically before us. After approx. 3hrs we will reach the summit of Pen-Y-Fan and appreciate the magnificent view that a height of 886m gives you, and take those all-important snaps.

The route then descends down the “Graig Fan Ddu” path with the glacier valley dropping sharply away to your left (5hrs – 6hrs hiking in total). On arrival back at the car park, you will be greeted by a well-earned glass of bubbly and a hearty hot meal. 

 Get those boots off, stretch, and be driven back (2.5hrs – 3hrs) to Path Hill smiling all the way, having had an amazing day with time to plan your next mountain adventure.

Minimum age:
16

Extra Information

Timings:

Arrive at Path Hill: 7 am

Arrive back at Path Hill: 9 pm (this time will vary as it depends on traffic and speed of walking. The expedition leader will tell you when we are 30mins away from Path Hill).

 

Route information:

·       Travel from Path Hill Outdoors: Path Hill Outdoors, Path Hill, Goring Heath, Reading, RG8 7RE

·       Hiking start point/endpoint: Neuadd car park (SO 03689 17029)

·       Walking Distance: 8.5 miles/13.7km

·       Total time walking: 5hrs – 6hrs

·       Height gain: 593m/1947ft

·       Type of terrain: mountain paths, stony tracks, moorland, and a minor road.

·       See photo of the route

 

What is included in the price:

·       A safe and insured company you can trust

·       Qualified Mountain Leaders and qualified first aiders

·       Knowledge and stories about the mountain, and fun, motivational games along the way

·       Return transport in a minibus to Pen-Y-Fan leaving from Path Hill Outdoors, Reading (safe on-site parking at Path Hill)

·       Hot vegetarian dinner once you return from the mountain before returning back to Path Hill

·       Glass of bubbly to celebrate your achievement (non-alcoholic opinion available)

·       Tea and coffee

·       Fresh drinking water (at the mini-bus)

·       Emergency vehicle on standby at all times

 

What’s not included:

·       Clothing or footwear appropriate for the mountain

·       Breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

·       Reusable bottle to carry water in on the mountain (we recommend carrying 3L for the day).

 

Extra Information:

·       Kit list to be sent once booked onto a course (no specialist equipment needed – borrow, beg and buy correct clothing and footwear). There is rough terrain throughout, hiking boots are a must!

·       The expedition will run in all weathers, with the exception of extreme weather. You will be contacted directly by the expedition leader.

·       Previous walking experience required and a good level of fitness needed (recommendations of way to get mountain fit to follow once booked onto the course).

·       There are no toilet facilities along the hiking route. We will stop at the toilets at the start and finish of the hike. Please prepare accordingly.

·       Please bring a high-energy breakfast, lunch, and snacks (recommendations to follow once booked onto the course). Hot drinks, a hot meal, and a celebratory glass of bubbly included at the end of the walk.

·       Please no pets, contact Path Hill in regards to service animals.  

·       This expedition is not wheelchair accessible.

·       This expedition is not recommended for people with back problems, women who are pregnant or people who have heart problems.

Map of the Route

Map of the Brecon Beacons expedition