A mountain in Powys has been named among the best climbs in the UK.

With the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park right on the doorstep, Powys is blessed with an array of scenic walks and climbs suited for all levels of adventurers.

GO Outdoors has compiled a list of the top 15 best mountains in the UK to climb with Pen Y Fan in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park in Powys featuring on the list. 

The outdoor equipment company said: "Whether you’re trying the Yorkshire 3 peaks, the National 3 Peaks, or setting out on a long-term goal like Munro Bagging, the mountains are an amazing journey of discovery, challenge and reward."

The best mountains in the UK to climb

The 15 best mountains to climb in the UK, according to Go Outdoors are:

  1. Ben Nevis, Lochaber
  2. Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Snowdonia 
  3. Scafell Pike, Lake District 
  4. Tryfan, Snowdonia 
  5. Slieve Donard, County Down 
  6. Helvellyn, Lake District 
  7. Ben Macdui, Cairngorms 
  8. Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons 
  9. Great Gable, Lake District 
  10. Buachaille Etive Mor, Highlands 
  11. Cadair Idris, Gwynedd 
  12. Pen y Ghent, Yorkshire Dales 
  13. Schiehallion, Perth & Kinross 
  14. Cat Bells, Lake District 
  15. Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond & Trossachs

GO Outdoors added: "These are just 15 of the hundreds of mountains around the UK.

"There is so much out there to discover, so we highly recommend brushing up on your map reading skills and heading out!"

The Powys mountain among the best in the UK to climb

Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons 

County Times: Pen Y Fan has been named among the top 15 best mountain climbs in the UK.Pen Y Fan has been named among the top 15 best mountain climbs in the UK. (Image: Getty Images)

Grade: Easy

Distance: 7.40km

Time to climb/walk (approximately): 3 hours

GO Outdoors said: "Pen y Fan and it’s twin mountain Corn Du are the highest peaks in Brecon Beacons National Park and South Wales.

"Pen y Fan is a popular climb due to having well-made paths all the way to the summit, making it a great mountain for most to climb.

"The mountain is also part of the Beacons Way, which to complete you’d have to go up both Pen y Fan and Corn Du.

"The most popular route up and down the mountain begins near the Storey Arms activity/education centre."

Tips for climbing mountains safely

The experts at GO Outdoors have also put together their top tips on how to climb a mountain safely:

  • Check the Met Office Mountain Forecast
  • Use a buddy system 
  • Use appropriate gear 
  • Keep hydrated and stay nourished 
  • Communicate with others
  • Follow safety guidelines 

GO Outdoors added: "The MOST IMPORTANT thing to remember before climbing any mountain at any time of year is to travel prepared."

For more safety tips and climbing ideas visit the Go Outdoors website.