The sign at the summit of one of Wales' most iconic peaks will go under the hammer later this month.

Pen y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons, is looked after by the National Trust and this is the first time that they're taking one of their signs to auction.

The money raised from the sale will go towards the Brecon Beacons Appeal which was re-launched in February 2018 to carry out urgent repairs to the footpaths.

The number of walkers more than doubled in the last five years, and additional funds are needed to carry out the work to combat erosion.

More than 350,000 people tread the slopes of South Wales' highest peak every year, then wait in line at the summit for their triumphant selfie with iconic omega sign.

Marriage proposals, cheers of joy and many personal accomplishments have all been witnessed by the famous sign that's been in situ at the summit since the early 2000s.

Lead ranger Rob Reith replaced the sign for a new, less weathered version which took three hours to complete.

"I am proud to be part of the history of the site and hope the sale of the omega sign gives someone as much pleasure as I have got from maintaining the land it's called home," Rob said.

"The donations received so far to the Brecon Beacons appeal have been a huge help in supporting our work programme.

"We couldn't have achieved the work so far without the support from donors and my team of staff and volunteers."

The chance to own a piece of mountain history will take place in Cardiff on October 20 at Roger Jones Auctioneers.

Before going under the hammer, the iconic sign will be taking a trip to London for a buyer's viewing this Sunday, October 7 at The London Welsh Centre in Clerkenwell.