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Name:Tal y Fan
Hill number:2031
Height:610m / 2001ft
Section:30B: Snowdonia
Area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 72940 72653
Summit feature:rock 3m SW of trig point
Drop:186m
Col:424m  SH714718  
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
Survey of Tal y Fan.pdf
Comments:Summit height was measured as 610.0 +/-0.05m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 432 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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 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: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/tal-y-fan-and-mynydd-y-cwm.htmlGayle18/08/2016
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
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
Dragon's BackDinoF22/06/2015
Nuttalls walk 1.3, with Lindsay, Steve and FrankCrib Goch24/04/2015
Nuttall walk 1.3 plus others with Martin, Frank ,Steve and Brian.Lou24/04/2015
from car park to SW, follow the wall. Mist and hail showersThearlaichdubh24/03/2015
Wonderful walk from Groes Inn via Maen-y-Bardd and Cerrig y Pryfaid stone circle. Climbed from the south, the weather was closing in as we got to the windswept summit. Great views. From here we headed north to Penmaenmawr via the Druid's Circle. Great bus day out.thesweetcheat10/11/2014
Ascent from near Cae Coch on good footpath. Lay-by for car parking ok. Lumpy summit with more ups and downs than the map indicates. I hid from the wind behind the ridge stoen wall while doing my SOTA radio activationM0YDH05/10/2014
Climbed via Foel Lus and Cefn Maen Amor.Wheelsy24/08/2014
From youth hostel; circular clockwise route circumnavigating the hill (in addition to climbing it). Fantastic views of Anglesey and Great Orme and the R.Conwyraffemeister07/08/2014
Stormy morning, sunny afternoonRuth07/06/2014
From Bwlch y Ddeufaen via Foel Lwyd. Some great views :-)AlunRees3110/02/2014
From car park above Cae Coch, a round of Tal y Fan, Foel Lwyd, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum and Pen y Castell. Drizzle all dayrhalstead06/11/2013
SET OFF FROM CAMP ON CARNEDD GWENLLIAN IN DRY MIST BUT IT LIFTED THROUGH THE DAY. SCRAMBLED UP BERA MAWR AND BERA BACH, THEN DOWN TO COL AND EASY WALK OVER DROSGL AND OUT TO GYRN WIGAU. NICE WALK BACK TO CAR PAST THE TWO ABER FALLS. DROVE ROUND TO CAE COCH AND QUICKLY UP AND DOWN TAL Y FAN TO FINISH NORTHERN CARNEDDAU.BURGESS01/09/2013
From Sychnant Pass. Solo. Rain and wind but finished up being sunny.Saggers18/08/2013
From car park at road end.Crib Goch13/07/2013
Tal y Fan, Foel Lwyd, Foel Ganol, Yr Orsedd, Pen Bryn-du, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castellijpowell06/06/2013
Easy walk in ideal walking conditions.denisB5203/06/2013
Fine sunny day. included Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum and Pen y Castell.axe.stephen25/05/2013
With Filip N. Start of attempt Carneddau travers. Very tiring.stevenf08/04/2013
From Sychnant pass - Leading Explorer Scouts. Sunny day with deep snow underfoot!steviet06/04/2013
TRIG Roman Road up Foel Lwyd to Tal Y Fan down past cromlechsSleefi102/02/2013
Interesting 're-built' trig, good views of the wind farms out to sea.tim74702/02/2013
With Tim747. Interesting 're-built' trig, good views of the wind farms out to sea.Shutterlag02/02/2013
Frosty morning but clear weather.bolton09/01/2013
From road-end below Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Climbed with John K for his final Hewitt event, after Foel Lwyd. Splendid late-autumn sunshine.marktrengove20/10/2012
Quick walk up from Bwlch y Ddeufaen car park. Splendid views all round and a glorious day for it.hillhiker19/10/2012