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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
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 72939 72651
Summit feature:rock 3m SW of trig point
Drop:189.6m
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 529 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
greenandblue13/03/2020
ARC07/03/2020
From Sychnant pass car parkderrymark05/03/2020
With OtisGlenford05/01/2020
Pen y Cydgoed, Foel Lwyd, Tal y Fan, Foel Luskeithouk05/01/2020
otis.laws05/01/2020
haylesb30/12/2019
David S29/12/2019
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
decibel22/09/2019
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
geoffreycurnock04/08/2019
Mark65Evans25/06/2019
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
rossdrossd03/05/2019
rachelcawley14/04/2019
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
SamTudor9126/12/2018
CMC Christmas walkgreenways22/12/2018
David Meeson22/12/2018
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
NickiW09/09/2018
David-Guenot09/08/2018
From RowenTyldesley Paul08/07/2018
Mike G29/06/2018
Smog06/05/2018
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
spallen08/04/2018
SimonandSiobhan01/04/2018
Lavfluris01/04/2018
Robert Kemp16/02/2018
Start from Three streams car park in Llanfairfechan, via Foel Lwydderrymark12/02/2018
watersond10/11/2017
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
medifix01/10/2017
davechick16/09/2017
Solo. From Drum via Pen y Garr and finish in ConwyAimless Rambler28/08/2017
armetelko25/08/2017
Nice walk up from stile to the south. Bagged Foel Lwyd first.Alan Caine19/08/2017
Roger C15/08/2017
brianb04/08/2017