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Name:Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel
Hill number:5603
Height:802.5m / 2633ft
Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N)
Grid ref:SN 82436 22065
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:425m
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 425 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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 summer’s 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
Lovely!mike.hartley28/02/2016
From point 479 on road to east. A bit of a tramp across the moor, but good going most of the way. Lovely once ŵe reached the lake. Up the steps to the coll then on to trig and cairn.jenx18/02/2016
From high point to NE across the moor. 3km walk in, after main summit a swing around the minor tops and two Simms.nordicstar18/02/2016
Bagged after lunch at the trig to the S. Good winter summit which gave the mountain a far higher feel.DanMaisieBex15/02/2016
Solo walk from Glyn Tawe via Fan Hir. Lovely snow above 700m and amazing visibility far into Mid-Wales, Gower, Black Mountains, etc. Stopped off at the Bronze Age summit cairn then on the ring cairn on Fan Foel before descent to Llyn y Fan Fawr, Cerrig Duon stone circle and back to the bus stop. Probably the best day out in South Wales so farthesweetcheat15/02/2016
from SN 855224 to TP, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel, Fan Hir and walk around Llyn y Fan Fawr lake Moss tops,fog visibility 50 m navigation required all dayunderhill13/12/2015
From SN 8531 2034. River Tawe quite deep, so got wet feet at start of walk....in spate on a very wet day. Pleasant walk up past waterfalls to join the Beacons Way at Llyn y Fan Fawr. Welcome shelter for the SOTA activation on VHF at the summit which was reached after a 70 minute climb.G4OBK (Phil)09/12/2015
Weather was superb for the last day in October, was in my T-shirt going up. Parked in the lay-by by the church at GlynTawe and headed up Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du, Waun Lefrith and Garreg Las which I got to by 1 a.m, having started just after 9. Returned by the bottom route as described in chapter 13.6 of the Nuttals book. There were a couple of tricky rivers and I got my feet soaked. Finished about 4.30.tsharp31/10/2015
Parked opposite closed Tafarn-y-Garreg, started off along the Beacons Way but once we reached the open access land headed up on to the ridge. Walked along the ridge to Fan Hir then on to Fan Brycheiniog (both the trig point and the cairn at the end). Descended to Llyn y Fan Fawr and came back along the Beacons Way. Walked with husband and sons (aged 12 and 9).clyoung10/08/2015
estimate dateBug07/07/2015
Dragon's BackDinoF26/06/2015
CIRCUIT FROM LLANDEUSANT. UP PAST LLYN Y FAN FACH ONTO WAUN LEFRITH AND ALONG THE RIDGE OVER PICWS DU, FAN BRYCHEINIOG AND FAN HIR. BACK ALONG THE RIDGE AND OUT TO GARREG LAS AND DOWN EASY ROUTE TO LLANDEUSSANT. VERY WINDY BUT FINE AND CLEAR - THE START OF A MONTH OF GOOD WEATHER IN WALES.BURGESS06/06/2015
Solosimon and co25/05/2015
Circular walk up from Llanddeusant car parkNeolith16/05/2015
Low cloud for a Nuttall round of the Carmarthen Fan fells. With Steve.Lou10/05/2015
Nuttall Walk 13.6: Fan Hir - Fan Brycheiniog Trig - Fan Brycheiniog - Fan Foel - Picws Du - Waun Lefrith - Garreg Lasronaldo33304/04/2015
completing beacons waysmoggie04/03/2015
Completed as part of a winter bothying expedition to Llyn y fan fach.mrgeorgeabaker22/02/2015
From layby at 856223 into the mist at Llyn y Fan Fawr, joining Beacon Way; up via Fan Brycheiniog. Very strong wind from SW.callumorr18/02/2015
4/8 Wonderful ridge walk consisting of Waun Lefrith/Bannau Sir Gaer/Fan Foel/Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel)/Fan Brycheiniog/Fan HirFergalh15/02/2015
802mThe Grouse10/07/2014
Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog Trig Point, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel, Pices Du, Waun Lefrith, Disgwylfa, Carreg Goch, Twynwalter.ijpowell24/04/2014
Linear walk from the A4069 summit to the car park near Usk Reservoir via the six Black Mountain Nuttalls. May have visited previously on 25/01/2004davidpettit8412/04/2014
Parked at Tafarn y Garreg (SN 848 171) and did a 12 mile circuit of Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog,Fan Foel and Bannau Sir Gaer before taking a detour to nail Waun Lefrith. Cold and windy but visibility was great. The section after Waun Lefrith to the River Twrch was very boggy and no clear path so if you are doing this wear good boots.KingBaldy24/11/2013
Complete ridge from minor road to east. Filthy day, clag down, gales force winds, none stop rain.Crib Goch15/09/2013
A day hike with my two young children starting from the car park just past the houses at Blaenau near Llanddeusant. Followed track to Llyn y Fan Fach, before an ascent to Waun Lefrith (677m), from where the cliff edge was followed to Picws Du (749m). A descent was made before climbing again to the Carmarthenshire high point of Fan Foel (781m), and then Fan Brycheiniog (802m). Descending from Fan Foel onto the Beacons Way, then back to Blaenau. A fine sunny day, with a total 13.4km distance and 785m ascent. Visit www.virtualmountains.co.uk for a virtual 360 degree panoramic tour.VirtualMountain07/07/2013
With Maiara Ochiuzzi and Iain CarterClachaig02/06/2013
GMC walk. 3 South wales peaksmike.hoult12/05/2013
From Glyntawe a round of Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel, Bannau Sir Gaer, Waun Lefrith, Garreg Las, Disgwylfa, Carreg Goch and Twynwalter.rhalstead20/04/2013
From Afon Tawe.koen1602/02/2013
From the little farm road west of Llanddeusant. A lovely winter day, super cold, but still and sunny. Did Fan Foel, Fan Brycheiniog (Twy y Fan Foel) and the trig point which is an equal height. Then on to Picws Du and Waun Lefrith. Beautiful view over Llyn y Fan Fawr and Fach.islamidget13/01/2013
Round of Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picw Du, Waun Waun Lefrith and Garreg Las with Iain Brown.Eddie08/12/2012
A quick visit on our way between Fan Foel and the Trig. Walked from the farm via the reservoir road and round the ridge (anti-clockwise). Very windy during the day but amazing visibility - we could see Exmoor rising over the channel!Bambography27/10/2012
Parked by the Tafarn-y-Garreg pub in Glyntawe (closed for sale) – Path opposite pub – Up on to Allt Fach ridge – Fan Hir – Fan Brycheiniog trig point & cairn – Twr y Fan Foel – Picws Du – Waun Lefrith – Garreg Las – Back down to head of Twrch Fechan – Follow right of way back to Glyntawe. (JL,PM)gerrybowes20/09/2012
2nd of the day.bolton20/09/2012
Round trip in good conditions. Walk back much easier than Nuttalls suggest - path all the way if you keep your eyes open.SS04/06/2012
As nutter route 13.6. A great walk and our last nuttall.mindlessflogger05/05/2012
With G. Nuttalls' route 13.6 from church at Glyntawe > Fan Hir > Fan Brycheiniog > Fan Foel > Picws Du > Waun Lefrith > Garreg Las, then return via Beacons Way.RT197012/04/2012
from Tavern-y-Garreg, Figure of eight Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Waun Lefrith, Bannau sir Gaergarw105/04/2012