Police anticipate another busy weekend during the events on Pen y Fan. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Police anticipate another busy weekend during the events on Pen y Fan. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Police in the Brecon Beacons have issued visitors with a warning of a busy weekend as another Fan Dance race takes place.

Dyfed-Powys Police appealed to the public to park safely and legally, and said they would be enforcing traffic rules.

The Fan Dance, which involves a double ascent of south Wales’s highest peak Pen y Fan, will be run on both Saturday and Sunday, leading to an influx of extra visitors.

Officers are appealing to people to find alternative parking places away from the Storey Arms area, at the foot of one of the most popular routes up the mountain.

Chief Inspector Matt Scrase said: “I anticipate a very busy period on Brecon roads this weekend and particularly in the Storey Arms area.

“We will be continuing with police patrols of the Storey Arms area and will take action where it is required – moving on vehicles where possible and issuing tickets to the most dangerously parked vehicles.

“Our priority is ensuring there are no obstructions on the A470 and that people observe the clearway and do not park on the road.

“We just ask that they do so safely, taking into consideration their own needs, that of other walkers, and other road users who also want to come and enjoy what Dyfed-Powys has to offer.

“There are a number of alternative places to park your vehicles if visiting the Brecon Beacons, which still have good routes to Pen y Fan. I would urge anyone planning on visiting to consider parking at locations including Cwm Gwydi or the Neuadd Valley.

“There is also a bus service available between Merthyr and Brecon, which stops at Storey Arms.”

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