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Name:Tal y Fan
Hill number:2031
Height:610m / 2001ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SH 72939 72651
Summit feature:rock 3m SW of trig point
Col:420.5m  SH 7144 7185  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Observations:rock is 0.35m higher than base of trig point
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Survey of Tal y Fan.pdf
Comments:Summit height was measured as 610.0 +/-0.05m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 532 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Capelulo. Tal Y Fan, Foel Lwyd, Foel-Ganol amd Yr Orsedd.alunrees3713/06/2020
From Sychnant pass car parkderrymark05/03/2020
With OtisGlenford05/01/2020
Pen y Cydgoed, Foel Lwyd, Tal y Fan, Foel Luskeithouk05/01/2020
From the national trust car park near the start of the roman road. Foel-Ganol, Yr Orsedd, Foel Lwyd and Tal Y Fan. Windy and a little wet but some good views!alunrees050416/12/2019
Foel Lwyd and Tal Y Fan. From Bwlch Y Ddeufanangelfon050420/10/2019
TD & CThis Dog25/08/2019
Third top of three on a ten mile walk following Nuttalls route The Northern Carneddau. From the small car park south west of Tal y Fan at the end of the minor road.WAYNE ROWLETT04/08/2019
Foel Llwyd and Tal y Fan from the bwlch car park. Enjoyed scrambling on the rocks either side of the ridge. Quite a fine top with gorgeous coastal views, a pefect accompaniment a nice long, late lunch by the trig point. Returned vis the path by the col and visited the stone circle en route back to the car park.Jake99415/06/2019
from Rowen village.IanHHill24/05/2019
Traverse of the Carneddau from Conwy to Ogwen ValleyClaireb 05/05/2019
Carneddau traverse, Llandudno Jt to Ogwen CottageS4m49805/05/2019
From road end car park above Rowan. To col then up over to wall where there is a path to summit.N.Morters07/04/2019
From Bwlch Y Ddeufan. Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Pen Y Castell, Tal Y Fan and Foel Lwyd. Lovely DayAngelfon8319/03/2019
From AberDan Baddeley15/03/2019
From the car park at Bwlch Y Ddeufan. Foel Lwyd 1st then on to Tal Y Fan. Lots of cloud so no real views :(OscarBoscar14/01/2019
CMC Christmas walkgreenways22/12/2018
From road end car park via gorse, heather, stone walls, crags and Lwyd. Would have been much easier from Cae Coch from where there is a path with stiles. Nice sea views.Topographer5713/09/2018
From RowenTyldesley Paul08/07/2018
nice circular walk from the a village I cant remember the name of pub had a great pub and we visited a very old church on way down.jmistry8605/05/2018
From car park at road-end at Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Solo. Past the two standing stones and on path on NW and N sides of walls to Foel Lwyd. Continued on path towards Tal y Fan. At col crossed stile to E side of wall where OS 1:25,000 map shows path. Reached trig point and stood on rock close-by, which is the highest point. Crossed stile to the other side of wall and used path on this side of wall to descend to col - it's slightly easier on this side of the wall. Followed outward route back to car park. Good weather and good views.pwbellarby14/04/2018
Start from Three streams car park in Llanfairfechan, via Foel Lwydderrymark12/02/2018
With family. Walked up from car park in Rowen to youth hostel and then along the Roman Road to Cae Coch. Good path from here with stiles over each of the walls.benalder28420/10/2017
Solo. From Drum via Pen y Garr and finish in ConwyAimless Rambler28/08/2017
Nice walk up from stile to the south. Bagged Foel Lwyd first.Alan Caine19/08/2017
Foel Lwyd and Tal y Fan from the little road head car park near the col. Plenty of stiles near the col to gain access to the better track on the seaward side of the wall. A collapsed wall section gives access to the summit of Foel Lwyd via a slight doubling back. A stile leads to the summit of Tal y Fan. This is the better viewpoint, looking over the Great Orme, Menai Strait, Puffin Island and Anglesey.Nick Down110/06/2017
Parked on verge near FP sign. Nice path all the way.Minto09/06/2017
Dragon's Back Racedc9627/05/2017
Dragon's Backhaydnw22/05/2017
From bwlch y ddeuffan. Foel Lwyd and Tal y Fan. Very cold day!!Alunrees3325/04/2017
Parked at small car park at head of valley. Foel Lwyd, Tal y Fan, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castell then Penygadair (east and west tops).BobHancock12/04/2017
Parked at top of Sychnant Pass - North Wales Path to Waen Gyrach - Maen Amor - Maen Penddu (Standing stone)- Tal Y Fan summit and trig - dropped down path to north of summit, contoured back to standing stone then Tyddyn Grasod - Waen Gyrach to pick up the North Wales Path back to the car. A place full of ancient remains.briandavies08/04/2017
A nice walk from Nant-y-Coed Nature reserve, with a disgracefully late start. Good path then off piste ASAP direct to Foel Lwyd up a nice grassy cwm, and a good path along the wall to Tal y Fan, with little rock steps here and there. Very wet and very windy, with a bit of horizontal sleet for good measure. Back to the col, and an instruments only descent across the moor. Good path to the path junction (cairn), ATV tracks for a while, then pathless to the crash site below Moelfre. The fog cleared to a glorious sunset and fine sea views. This was very welcome, as there was no need to slavishly follow the bearing through the middle of the bogs. North Wales path back to the start.Gill16/03/2017
From Rowen via Maen y Bardd and Bwlch y DdeufaenPhaedra30/09/2016
Up RoW from S. Write-up at:
With K following ROW very early in morning. Good hill. Farmer seemed baffled but tolerant.Ashley15/07/2016
610mThe Grouse30/06/2016
With Foel Lwyd. Beautiful views of the Carneddau and Conway bay on a mostly clear and sunny day.Lazylizzie18/06/2016
Parked at start of PF room for a few cars nice walk up lots of stonechats singing and a red kite overheardmart079728/05/2016
Beautiful evening walk with Emma and Dave.hevslbeale2120/04/2016
Very wintry conditions. Parked at end of road (751738). Reached summit via Maen Penddu standing stone, and disused quarry. Returned via path to south, passing Caer Bach Fort, with amazing views of the Lake District mountainsJamesD197206/03/2016
11/12 Eleventh of peak bagging day (Great Orme/Little Orme (Creigiau Rhiwledyn)/Bryn Euryn/Bryn Pyden/Mynydd Marian/Mynydd Ellian/Bwrdd Arthur/Moel Rhiwen/Clip Y Orsedd/Foel Lwyd/Tal Y Fan/Moel y Gaer)Fergalh28/02/2016
Parked on grass verge at SH 732714. With Foel Lwyd.webmaster17/10/2015
Parked at GR 731 715,room for several cars along the road. A good path climbs up through the gorse to a col then the path follows the wall to the unusually shaped trig point. Excellent views out to the coast on a sunny but very windy day. Retuned to the col then on to Foel Lwyd and Carnedd y Ddelw. With SH.wombourne30/09/2015
Start ~ Roadside near Cae Coch. Climbed direct to the col and went Right to Tal y Fan. Then headed West to Foel Lwyd and in to Bwlch y Ddeufaen, climbing out the otherside to do Carnedd y Ddelw. Returned via Bwlch y Ddeufaen. With Wombourne.steve hudson30/09/2015
Repeat of 2014 route for SOTAM0YDH27/09/2015
With Mrs G on Nuttall's 1.3 walk. Damp day, but rain only intermittent.jonglew14/09/2015
A beautiful late summer day, great views and good exploring of this historic landscape. With familyMizmazmoz27/08/2015
Parked at spaces near Cae Coch junction. Easy wee walk, warm and sunny. Dreadful road from Rowen, come up from south, it's better.iangalbraith11/07/2015
Nuttall walk 1.3: Tal y Fan - Foel Lwyd - Carnedd y Ddelw NW Top - Carnedd y Ddelw - Drum - Pen y Castell - Penygadairronaldo33327/06/2015