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Name:Fan Fawr
Hill number:2237
Height:734m / 2408ft
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Neath, Catchment Boundaries, Taff
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Swansea Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SN 96989 19369
Summit feature:no feature: 6m WNW of cairn
Col:439m  SN982203  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12E
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 527 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A short trip to try out a new rucksackBannor24/07/2019
Summited as part of a circular walk taking in Fan Frynych, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Fawr and Y Gyrn. Hot day. 8 miles. Solo.broser08/07/2019
From A470 after Pen y Fan and morning walk on Burton Hill and Fan too good to miss the opportunity.N.Morters30/04/2019
M J and O. 2nd hill after Pen y Fan and just a a handful of people. Beautiful hot day. Steep up and down from Storey ArmsMartin6621/04/2019
Fan Fawr, Corn Du, Pen y Fan & Cribyn. Started from 'lower' CP - walked up to Storey Arms CP, then a quiet ascent of Fan Fawr & on to trig - return to Storey Arms & on to Corn Du & Pen y Fan (now not so quiet). The continuation to the fine looking Cribyn was fairly quiet.ger15/04/2019
Was to be part of a bigger walk but very windy and wet - also realised boots were no longer waterproof so called it off with very wet feet.atreides788721/12/2018
As Nuttall's walk 13.4, lieu day off work, run / walk, low mistphilwhit27/11/2018
From the Beacons Reservoir car park, ( so as to bag the flush bracket on the boathouse ). Misty, so had to use the compass to get to the trig.DanMaisieBex25/11/2018
With Darrenkingabunyip24/11/2018
From Storey Arms / Canolfan Bannau. Mostly straightforward butpath faint and wet in a few places.Topographer5727/09/2018
Nice climbMountain mcgiverns01/09/2018
With Boggy.MGT6724/08/2018
Straight ascent from Storey Arms, clear views.kasharic21/07/2018
straight up from Storrey arms, neat summit cairn made from small stonesrichardrosser29/06/2018
Suck up and back from the car park near the Storey Arms.Swindon Bagger20/10/2017
From Storey Arms. SunnyWinterfloodian06/10/2017
As part of Brecon100 with ZoeJim T11/08/2017
From Storey Arms to Craig Cerrig Gleisiad to Fan Fawr 8.8 miles.stephenbuda29/07/2017
From Storey Arms, hundreds (literally) of cars parked at start. No one on the hill, guess they're all on Pen y Fan. Hot, sunny, calm and good views.iangalbraith08/07/2017
Circular walk from below Beacons ReservoirArbie07/06/2017
With Megs and Xan. Up to Fan Fawr from the Storey Arms and then north to Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Frynych. Descent was on the very picturesque path starting at SN959223 to the picnic site at SN971222. Then the Taff Trail back to the Storey Arms.Herbert Anchovy21/04/2017
On my journey home after 2 days walking the Vans and Beacons (Bannau Sir Gâr and Bannau Brycheiniog), I parked opposite Storey Arms and was on summit in half an hour. Returned for a wonderful bacon and egg bap and hot cup of tea from jolly lady in trailer at car park.Dewi Prysor20/04/2017
With Keith, Ken, Karen, Rita and OlwynnAimless Rambler14/04/2017
Fan Fawr, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Frynych, Fan Lliakeithouk05/04/2017
Walked from storey arms over to fan frynych via Craig Cerrig-glesaid and back overthe top. The snow covered ground helped.Aristotle Chip13/01/2017
3rd summit in poor weather no viewscolinfielding01/11/2016
Circular with Lou above and around Ystradfellte reservoir taking in Fan Fawr, Fan Llia and Fan Dringarth.Butty04/09/2016
With: hb; Climbed from Ystradfellte from just below the dam up the long broad SW ridge. Lots of wild ponies but not much in way of a path. Visited the trigpoint first.Ian Baines27/08/2016
climbed Fan Fawr, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Frynych. Circular route from storey arms car parksganjabeard17/07/2016
#609 - 24Km traverse from Storey Arms to North of the Cray reservoir. Fan Fawr, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan LLia, Fan Nedd, Fan Gyhirych.tim74714/07/2016
19-mile circular taking in Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Frynych, Fan Gyhyrich, Fan Fraith, Fan Nedd, Fan Llia and Fan Fawr. Wet and misty for 10 hours.liljonb26/06/2016
Ascent with son (9 yrs old) of Fan Fawr from the Storey Arms, then traversing to Fan Llia, back to Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, and Fan Frynych. ~20Km. Beautiful sunny day with cooling wind.VirtualMountain30/05/2016
Nuttall walk 13.4: Craig Cerrig-gleisiad - Fan Frynych - Craig Cerrig-gleisiad - Fan Fawr - Y Gyrnronaldo33302/05/2016
Up from Storey Arms, then along to Fan Frynych and back on the beacons way.Neolith05/04/2016
As Nuttall's 13.4, From Layby 2 miles north of Story Arms on A420 o/s ref SN972222. Via. Fan Frynych & craig Cerrig-gleisiad then onto Y GyrnWestdenewalker25/03/2016
From Storey Arms, to 555m saddle point, Fan Fawr, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Frynych, down path immediately east of summit to A470. Across permissive path to Taff Trail and north to hard-to-find permissive path on to NW shoulder of Y Gyrn.welshyboyo23/02/2016
From the Storey CP. Great frosty and sunny start to the day.jenx18/02/2016
From the main road by the Storey Outdoor centre, away early in the day while the frost and frozen ground was still good. Picked up trig as an extension to the route.nordicstar18/02/2016
A lot less busy than Pen y Fan over the road, and very nice.mike.hartley18/02/2016
From Storey Arms. Route was Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Frynych then Fan Fawr. Lovely sunny day, quite a lot of snow cover and the odd bit of ice.Cas-gwent20/01/2016
from storey arms to tp back to summit then to Craig Cerrig Glaesiad, Fan Frynach, down to road on to taff trail permissive path N of blaenglyn farm through woods then at stile SSE to Y Gurnunderhill01/01/2016
Hiked up from opposite Storey Arms - first hill on a circuit of Fforest Fawr peaks that also took in Fan Llia, Fan Frynych and Craig Cerrig-gleisiad. No clear path and unwisely decided to take a very direct route up a steep slope. Stopped at both the cairn and the (lower) trig point.clyoung03/10/2015
Up from Storey Arms.GmacT10/07/2015
5/7 Fifth of long day in Brecon Beacons (Garn Du/Cefn Cil Sanws/Duwynt/Y Gyrn/Fan Fawr/Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad/Fan Frynych)Fergalh14/06/2015
Straight up from Storey Arms.Lionel Bidwell11/06/2015
Climbed after Craig Cerrig-gleisiad.tomd420/04/2015
From Storey Arms car park. Down Taff trail than across to Fan Frynych, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr.Slash316/04/2015