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Name:Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel
Hill number:5603
Height:802.5m / 2633ft
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Triples, Catchment Boundaries, Tawe, Usk, Towy
Watershed:Swansea Bay, Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Carmarthen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Grid ref:SN 82437 22065
Summit feature:cairn
Col:378m  SN870195  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12W
Observations:cairn is 0.75m higher than knoll by trig point 290m SSW (hill 2230) at SN 82537 21798
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Fan Brycheiniog (Final).doc
Comments:Replaces hill 2230 as Marilyn/Hewitt/Nuttall. See Database Notes; height determined from line survey to trig point
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From Tafarn-y-Garreg directly on to ridge, then along to Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel, Picws Du and Waun Lefrith before walking back underneath the ridge.welshyboyo14/07/2020
Fan Foel horseshoejmistry8622/02/2020
Fan Fawr from along the ridgeStevooo28/12/2019
With trimarc2. Started out in the gorgeous sunshine - weather deteriorated but not our festive spirits! Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du, Waun Lafrith, Garreg Las. Finished with a late lunch in front of the fire at Tafarn-y-Garreg. Exceptional.Fionalevey19/12/2019
As described by Fionatrimarc219/12/2019
Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foelfellowsa21/09/2019
From A 4067 by the Gwyn Arms SN 84637 16603, Via Fan Hir,then onto, Picws Du, Waun Lafrith, Garreg Las.Westdenewalker22/07/2019
With E. Parked on minor road to E (Bwlch Cerrig Dion) and followed small intermittent path past ruins to Llyn y Fan Fawr. Good picnic/drink stop. Then up path to Fan Brycheiniog - Trig Point where drifting clouds limited visibility along ridge. Continued onto Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel and then historic county summit of Carmarthenshire at Fan Foel. Returned by same route bagging Fan Brycheiniog South - East Top on way back. Great walk just a shame the drifting clouds on the day restricted our views.Beeliner13/07/2019
From Bannau Sir Gaer. Descended to cross the stream, then up the steep laid path onto Fan Foel and around the plateau edge to the summit. Onwards to Fan Hir. Solo.Man of Kernow107/07/2019
Walked from car park on A4069. Out and back loosely following the Beacons Way to summit Garreg Lwyd, Foel Fraith, Garreg Las, Waun Lefrith, Bannau Sir Gaer, Fan Foel, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Hir. High temperatures, clear skies and terrific views made for a very enjoyable day out.muzza205/07/2019
Bwlch Cerrig Duon > Llyn y Fan Fawr > Bwlch Giedd > Fan Hir > Fan Brycheiniog (trig point & cairn) > Bwlch Blaen-Twrch > Picws Du > Waun Lefrith (and back).Winterfloodian05/05/2019
From parking at the high point to the east. Easy going with final steep pull from lake. Both trig and cairn visited. Glorious sunshine, magnificent views. So nice drove round to Pen y Fan and Fan FawrN.Morters30/04/2019
MJO. Parked at church. ,Initial steep climb, then path all the way to summit. Return by route underneath the escarpment. Hot and humid.Martin6622/04/2019
Mountain coachTracey17307/04/2019
Along the ridge from Fan FoelMariana Trench29/03/2019
With Jonny and Smivvy.zaul_uk09/02/2019
Parked at Tafarn-y-Garreg, then took the long walk along the Beacons Way to this summit. Straight forward route & wonderful views from the top. Enjoyable day out!Gerry the Ranger28/09/2018
From the east, using the path starting just south of the road pass. Path is indistinct and locally wet until it reaches the large lake, thereafter it is excellent. A really nice viewpoint made better by unbroken sunshine.Topographer5727/09/2018
Parked at SN844164 would have been better to park near Tafarn y Garreg pub or by church. Beacons way & up the ridge. Went in Gwyn Arms to rehydrate on way back to car. Miserable landlord saw no boots sign on way out.rogreeves26/09/2018
Long circular route from Llanddeusant YHAdc9615/09/2018
Reached whilst walking the Beacons way, on day 6 route followed escarpment over Fan foel and Picws Du.WAYNE ROWLETT09/09/2018
From Glentawe following Nuttall route.Ramblingpaul30/08/2018
With: hb; From Garreg Las up onto Waun Lefrith then Bannau Sir Gaer and Fan Foel, over Fan Brycheiniog and down the long ridge of Fan Hir back to Glyntawe.Ian Baines25/08/2018
With: ib; Helen Baines25/08/2018
With Penda. From Dan Yr Ogof campsite, to Fan Hir and then on to Fan Bryncheniog, Picws Du, Waun Lefrith, Garreg Las and back across the moorland. Nuttall walk 13.5 in its entirety. A long, hot flog with temperatures in high 20 Celsius. Took lots of water and we needed it all. Wonderful views but a wearying flog back from the last hill.beorwulf26/06/2018
TMS Brecon Beacons meetdavidsbatty20/05/2018
Stunning days weather. Start from Tafarn-y-garreg pub in Swansea valley for circuit of summits and trigpoints on south side of the Black Mountain, wild and rough.richardrosser05/05/2018
Blustery, squally winter's dayAJones09/02/2018
X-trails run, misty / low visibilityphilwhit19/08/2017
As part of Brecon100 with ZoeJim T12/08/2017
Parked 856223, off road space for 4/5 cars. Hot, sunny, calm and good views.iangalbraith08/07/2017
Dragon's Backhaydnw26/05/2017
3rd summit on a scorching daycolinfielding25/05/2017
Up from Dan-Y-Ogof caves- £3 parking, bit steep but convenient spot. Up and on to Fan Bryncheinog and Picws Du, back via the Swallow holes and sink holes to Dan-yr-Ogof.andrew.morel01/05/2017
9am. Parked below Bwlch Cerrig Duon, upper reaches of Cwm Tawe, on narrow mountain road from Glyntawe to Trecastle. Walked west to join Beacon's Way at Llyn y Fan Fawr and up Bwlch y Giedd, turned south to reach Fan Hir summit, return north to bwlch, continue to twin summits of Fan Frycheiniog and Twr Fan y Foel, proceeded west to Picws Du, then returned to my van at Bwlch Cerrig Duon. I then drove down to A4067, turning left and drove a good mile north to park at layby on pass at 870195. From here I ascended west to Fan Gyhirych and Fan Fraith before returning to my van around 4.30pm. Very enjoyable, warm, sunny day. Had a well-earned couple of pints at the Ancient Briton pub between Pen-y-cae and Ynyswen, north of Abercraf, on way back to hotel at Merthyr.Dewi Prysor19/04/2017
Parked at pub in Glyntawe, walked along ridge ridgeway (Fan Hir) - great views0prcclarke09/04/2017
Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Twr Y Fan Foel, Fan Foel, Picws Du, Waun Lefrith, Disgwylfa, Carreg Gochkeithouk03/04/2017
As part of circuit from car park at end of minor road from Llandeusant.mapple15/03/2017
From Fan Foel. NE face snow-speckled above 2300'. On to trig.Wycombe Wanderer07/02/2017
Started at SN855223. Walked W to Llyn Y Fan Fawr. Continued N before turning S to gain the ridge.Arbie02/12/2016
Hike with youngest son from the Tafarn-y-Garreg Pub in Glyntawe along the Beacon Way at the bottom of the escarpment. Lunched at Llyn y Fan Fawr before climbing to Bwlch Giedd and Fan Brycheiniog (802m), descending back to Bwlch Giedd then climbing Fan Hir (760) and follow a path along the top of the escarpment back down to Glyntawe. A fine summerís day. Total distance around 12Km.VirtualMountain29/08/2016
From parking at SN 856 223, across wet ground then up very pleasant rake to col and summit.Lionel Bidwell23/08/2016
LP+G. Claggy and wet at topnix_snilloc21/07/2016
From 856223.Newton Maximus27/06/2016
Top point of the lovely ridge gratefully bagged!Cas-gwent20/04/2016
Circuit from Glyntawemartin-r03/04/2016
Nuttall Walk 13.6tomd425/03/2016