Proposed new car park for Pen y Fan

An illustration of the proposed new car park at Pont ar Daf, Brecon Beacons

Are you one of the thousands that visit Pen y Fan every year? You may have noticed that South Wales’ highest peak is getting busier year on year.

We look after this special place and we’d like to make sure that everyone who visits starts their journey in a safe and fit for purpose car park. 

For this reason we’ve proposed creating a new car park at Pont ar Daf, the most popular access point to climb Pen y Fan. 

We were delighted to receive approval for the new car park from the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in December 2017. We’d previously been out to consultation and worked on our plans resulting in the re-submission of the planning application in September 2017. 

" We’re thrilled to be able to take this project to development stage, a new car park has long been needed and will transform the visitor welcome at Pont ar Daf"
- Paul Boland, General Manager, Mid & SE Wales

More than 350,000 people visit Pen y Fan every year, and this new car park will help ensure that those visitors can start their journey in a safe car park in keeping with the natural surroundings of the area. 

Our plans are for a car park of around 260 car parking spaces, time-limited free bays for those using the toilet facilities, additional parking provision for disabled users, minibuses, coaches and cyclists, an electric vehicle charging point, and a dedicated space for the mountain rescue team when dealing with emergencies in the area. 

We are now developing this project and we will posts further updates about the construction of the new car park when details are available, we are hoping to be able to start works on the ground in autumn 2018. 

If you’ve any questions regarding Pont ar Daf or our work in other places on the Brecon Beacons please contact brecon@nationaltrust.org.uk 
 
 

An illustration of the proposed new car park at Pont ar Daf, Brecon Beacons
An illustration of the proposed new car park at Pont ar Daf, Brecon Beacons