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Name:Fan Fraith
Hill number:2248
Height:668m / 2192ft
Parent (Ma):2238  Fan Gyhirych
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Neath, Catchment Boundaries, Tawe
Class:Nuttall
(N)
Grid ref:SN 88756 18337
Summit feature:small cairn on peat hag
Drop:16m
Col:652m  SN887185  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12W
Observations:alternative summit 100m NNE at SN 88800 18427
Survey:Abney level
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With Meg and Xan. Carreg Cadno, Fan Fraith and Fan Gyhirych from the disused station. Scrambled up the double escarpment onto limestone pavement and across fairly rough stuff to the top of Carreg Cadno. Then down to the quarry road which provided a simple but dull route up to the col separating Fan Fraith and Fan Gyhirych. We had celebratory Welsh cakes and jelly babies on the latter as this was my last Sim and N in south Wales.Herbert Anchovy26/07/2019
From near Maen Llia Standing Stone SN 92371 19159 via Fan Gyhirych, then onto Fan Nedd.Westdenewalker23/07/2019
17.5 mile circular walk from the car park at Blaen Llia taking in Fan Llia, Fan Nedd, Fan Fraith and Fan Gyhirych. Came back via Ogof Ffynnon Ddu and Sarn Helen. Hot but overcast with sunny spells. Horseflies! Solo.broser09/07/2019
Fan Gyhirch & Fan Fraithrhif729/05/2019
18 mile run along Beacons Way, from Penwyllt returning via Fforest Fawr. Real peaceful, only met two people along way. Fair visibility, small amount of fog but lifted early on. Four Nuttall's bagged!philwhit18/05/2019
Lledr Llia > Fan Nedd > Yr Allt > Fan Gihirych > Fan Fraith > Lledr Llia > Fan Llia > Lledr Llia.Winterfloodian04/05/2019
misty, with high winds, scaled front face, which was basically a stream due to high rainfall overnight, got soaked lots of fun.SteveD09/12/2018
Parked at bottom of forest track (SN896 222). Circular walk bagging Fan Gyhirych, Fan Fraith, Yr Allt and Fan Bulch Chwyth.Ramblingpaul23/08/2018
With Penda. From highest car-park on A4067 - straight up, on to Fan Gyhirych then to Fan Fraith and back. Campervan gauge showed 30 Ceslius as we left!beorwulf25/06/2018
Nuttall walk 13.5 with Katarzyna. Very boggy walk to gain this summit, found an interesting box at the trig, belonging to the MOD, we did not open it and left it alone.SteveClay17/02/2018
Fan Nedd, Yr Allt, Fan Gyhirych and Fan Fraith from Maen Lila, foggy but not lost!Fred Windsor26/10/2017
a round of Fan Nedd, Fan Fraith, Fan Gyhirych and Yr allt from Maen Llia, solo.Lou23/07/2017
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
Good visibility.Hammy15/04/2017
Parked at 922196, top of pass. Fan Nedd, Fan Fraith, Fan Gyhirych, Yr Allt & Fan Bwlch Chwyth, then back via Yr Allt (again) and path just above wire fence on N slope of Fan Nedd to avoid going over the top again. Nice route.Cas-gwent05/04/2017
Parked on track entrance walk along track then a out and back to fan fraith and fan ghyrichAristotle Chip14/01/2017
Straight up from the road.tomd405/10/2016
Parked at GR 909229 and followed track to just before its high point then headed directly to summit. Boggy in places. Returned to track and climbed to Fan Gihirych then back to track.wombourne07/08/2016
With Zoe and parents, misty tops.Matt Smith16/07/2016
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
Nuttall walk 13.5 (revised): Fan Nedd - Yr Allt - Fan Fraith - Fan Gyhirychronaldo33309/04/2016
From layby on A4067 with disused bridge to Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Yr Allt, Fan Fraith and Fan Gyhirych on a sunny early spring day. Lots of tussock-hopping involved. Only saw 3 other people on entire 10 mile walk.clyoung13/03/2016
Walked up from Penwyllt to Fan Fraith and Fan Gyhirych and back.Neolith11/03/2016
from quarry cp near cavers club Carreg Cadno, Fan Fraith, fan Gyhirychunderhill19/12/2015
The weather was unbelievable, just a T-Shirt all day. The Mountain rescue were conducting a training exercise today and were based in the Forestry Commission car park at Blaen Llia which is were I started. I was told to “ignore any injured bodies”. Climbed up to Fan Llia, excellent views of all the Brecon Beacons but especially Pen y Fan. Down to Maen Llia. Tried the “permissive path” up to Fan Nedd but it was non-existent so ended up following the contours. Down to Bwlch y Duwynt and then picked up the track. Altough Fan Fraith wasn't far off the track it was pretty boggy so got my boots wet. Double back to the track and then up to Fan Gyhirych with excellent views of the Carmarthen Fan. Headed South to pick up the track down to GR 873170 and then to the forest at GR 887170. Half-way through the forest were “No unauthorised persons” signs, which I ignored, didn't see anyone as it was a Sunday. Judging by the bike and foot tracks, everyone else had ignored them too. Eventually picked utsharp01/11/2015
FOUND GOOD PATH FROM THE COL ON THE ROAD OVER FAN NEDD TO FOLLOW EASY NUTTALLS ROUTE 13.5 TO FAN FRAITH AND FAN GYHYRYCH, FINISHING THE BRECON BEACONS. RETURNED SAME WAY BUT USED GOOD PATH ALONG FENCE TO AVOID RE-ASCENT OF FAN NEDD.BURGESS11/06/2015
6/11 Part of circuit that included Fan Grhirych/Fan Fraith/Fan Nedd/Yr Altt/Fan Bwlch ChwythFergalh30/05/2015
From Picnic area, a round of Fan Llia, Fan Nedd, Yr Allt, Fan Gyhirych, Fan Fraith and Carreg Cadno.rhalstead04/04/2015
Circular route starting from the Blaen Llia Forestry Commission car park. A sunny ascent of Fan Llia (632m) by route of the Beacons Way. Then taking up the South Wales Traverse to descend over pathless ground to the river and minor road near Mean Llia, before climbing beneath an overcast sky, steeply over rough ground to the summit of Fan Nedd (663m). North then northwest at the cairn to Bwlch y Duwynt, to take the forestry track westward (and slightly south) before stepping out south over boggy terrain to Fan Fraith (668m). Retraced steps, then northwards to Fan Gyhirych (725m) where I met fellow walkers for the first time today. A quick chat, then very steep descent via South Wales Traverse (not always clear underfoot) to the A4067. Headed south along the road before taking up the permissive footpath that runs the course of the dismantled railway to Penwyllt. From Penwyllt, followed the Beacons Way roughly westwards through the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Nature Reserve, then the Sarn HeVirtualMountain17/02/2015
En route to Fan Gyhirych from Fan Nedd.bowlesy25/10/2014
Did the part of the Nuttalls Walk. Decided to do Fsn Gyhirych and then Fan Fraith. From Fan Fraith to return along its shoulder to the forest and directly back to the start. Not a good idea. Ground very uneven!johnjennison24/09/2014
Forest car park 927165 – Fan Llia – Back down to cross Afon Llia – S. ridge to summit of Fan Nedd – Fan Fraith – Fan Gyhirych – Bwlch y Duwynt – N. down vehicle track to 2nd car parked at track gate 896222. If two cars available, best to park second car at layby on A4067 W. of Fan Gyhirych (PM CM JL)gerrybowes02/07/2014
Walk through from 925166 to 895222 via the service road.bolton02/07/2014
Car park 927165 – Fan Llia – Back down to cross Afon Llia – S. ridge to summit of Fan Nedd – Fan Fraith – Fan Gyhirych – Bwlch y Duwynt – N. down vehicle track to 2nd car parked at track gate 896222. 3/8 cloud. With GB, JL & PM.CJM02/07/2014
Heol Senni - Fan Llia - Fan Nedd - Fan Fraith - Fan Gyhirych - Yr Allt - Fan Bwlch Chwyth - Heol Sennidavidpettit8413/04/2014
me and jan...Maximus05/10/2013
Fans Nedd, Fraith and Gyhirych from minor road near Maen Llia stone. Filthy weather - driving rain, clag down to the road - underfoot conditions atrocious. These three will go down as my three least favourite Nuttall bags - so far.Crib Goch19/09/2013
Circular solo hike taking in Fan Nedd, Fan Gyhirych and Fan Fraith.DaveD22/08/2013
Really good day starting from a track at SN896222 on to Y Gelli up to the saddle between Fan Gyhirych and Fan Fraith. Had to jump a moat at the top of Fan Gyhirych to reach the trig. Fan Fraith was a bit underwhelming, but worth ticking. Then followed the track back down to a stile and did the down and up to Fan Nedd. Took a slightly different track back up over Yr Allt and towards Fan Bwlch Chwyth and then dropped down to the west to pick up the original landrover track again. Didn't get started until 2pm, so came off the hill at 8.30pm. Beautiful day, had the hill to ourselves for the most part.islamidget01/06/2013
Start and finish at layby opposite Cray Reservoir walked up the road to junction of Heal Senni followed up to second cattle grid and turned right at penwaundwr and followed path up past the disused quarry walked up Fan Bwlch Chwyth then took in Yr Allt, Fan Nedd, Fan Gyhirych, Fan Fraith then back down to car very up and down but enjoyable had the place to myself for 5 hours before meeting anyonegarw105/05/2013
Blue skies but very cold in the wind. A staightforward day mainly on land rover track which showed in the time. Great views east band west where the tops were snow capped.SS02/02/2013
We did this with 3 other Fans on a lovely sunny October day (some hill fog & light showers in the morning before the cloud cleared). All this area of the Fforest Fawr (Great Forest) is part of the Cnewr Estate and there is only one permissive path on which all the Fans can be attained. However, we did a big trespass on the way back to reduce the 16 mile circular walk down to a more manageable 11 miles so we didn't have to retrace all our steps to get back to the car park at Blaen Llia.jonglew20/10/2012
walked up from dirt trackrussf6909/07/2012
From roadside parking near quarry entrance (SN 89630 22188) - Fan Bwlch Chwyth - Yr Allt - Fan Fraith - Fan Gyhirych - Carreg Cadno.david23020108/04/2012
With G. Nuttalls' route, from car park (SN 927 164) > Fan Llia > Fan Nedd > Fan Fraith > Fan Gyrhirch > Blaen-nedd-isaf > car park via Roman road. Apparently river @ Nedd Fechan now has a bridge.RT197007/04/2012
With Andrew, Peter, Doug, Kerrie on CUHWC trip; Ystradfellte - Fan Nedd - Yr Allt - Fan Fraith - Fan Gyhirych - Carreg Cadno - Ystradfellte. Great circuit tramping the moors on a sunny though windy dayMark Jackson27/11/2011
2nd day of CUHWC Brecon Beacons trip. Ystradfellte - Fan Nedd - Yr Allt - Fan Fraith - Fan Gyhirych - Carreg Cudno - Ystradfellte. With MJ, PK, DH & KTJ. Weather much better this day, so we appreciated the Brecons for what they are!AGWilliamson27/11/2011
Nuttall route on sunny morning.Dugswell229/06/2011
Parked at track entrance on minor road at SN 89617 22190. Excellent track to col between Fan Gyhirych & Fan Fraith. Bagged the Dewey Yr Allt on way back.David Gradwell29/05/2011
Solo linear walk Storey Arms-Glyntawe via Fan Llia and Fan Nedd. This is a horrible summit, boggy and very wet, the views are better seen from elsewhere. Had to jog-trot along tram track to get to Glyntawe before the last bus went.thesweetcheat12/02/2011