Name:Fan Brycheiniog - Trig Point
Hill number:2230
Height:801.7m / 2630ft
Parent (Ma):5603  Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel
SMC/RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
Topographical area:WS01 Brycheiniog-betws
Class:Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Trail 100, Other lists
Grid ref:SN 82536 21798
Summit feature:grassy knoll 1m NE of trig point
Col:798m  SN824219  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12W
Observations:cairn 290m NNE at SN 82436 22065 (hill 5063) is 0.75m higher
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Fan Brycheiniog (Final).doc
Comments:B&L, Bridge and Trail 100 top. Marilyn/Hewitt/Nuttall replaced by hill 5603. See Database Notes
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Parked at Glasfynydd Forest car park. Scaled Fan Foel and Fan Brycheiniog peaks on circular hike. Very windy conditionsmatt98p27/04/2024
With Peter Thirkettlepsburgess09/02/2024
With Sarah.Rob Rees01/02/2024
A walk with Alma Aurea up Fan Brycheiniog. We might have done a longer route but the good weather forecast kept changing and in the end we started late (and nearly didn't go at all). We walked up the valley to Llyn y Fan Fawr with the cloud just about clearing off in front of us, some showers and wind. It cleared off the main summit just in time so we continued up and finally the sun came out, but only late afternoon! So we visited Fan Foel and then Fan Hir on a ridge descent, but Bannau Sir Gaer - Picws Du will have to wait for another day. Beautiful once it cleared. /Dmeltdiceburg22/10/2023
Day five of Dragons Back Raceemily08/09/2023
Ascended Gwter Goch to the summit ridge from Llyn y Fan Fach - slightly grassy & chossy but well protected and a steady push directly up the cliff. Walked round the ridge to Fan Hir, back to Waun Lefrith & bivvied on the west end above Llyn y Fan FachBarns15009/04/2023
With JamesThis Dog06/04/2023
13.5 mile 3188ft walk, start at Glyntawe Church layby, follow Beacons Way up to Llyn Y Fan Fawr and on to Llyn Y Fan Fach then up to Waun Lefrith and follow ridge to Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Twr Y Fan Foel, Fan Foel and Picws Du, then followed Beacons Way back to Layby .stephenbuda04/03/2023
Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog - Trig Pointkeithouk17/08/2022
Just less less than summitvegibagger19/06/2022
Llyn y Fan Fach Circular with SarahPGT197502/05/2022
Moel Feity to the source of the Tawe, up to Llyn y Fan Fawr, along the Beacons Way to the foot of Fan Foel, round towards Llyn y Fan Fach but cut up a steep path to the bwlch between Picws Du and Fan Foel, Picws Du, back over Fan Foel and Fan Brycheiniog, back down to Llyn y Fan Fawr, followed a river to the road, finished with Cefn Cul at sunset. On my own, sunshine with some cloud and quite windy at times.clyoung24/04/2022
17 mile 3469ft walk, start at Dan Yr Ogof Show Caves Camp Site, follow Beacons Way up over Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Twr Y Fan Foel, Fan Foel, Picws Du and Waun Lefrith, down to Llyn Y Fan Fach follow low Beacons Way around to Llyn Y Fan Fawr and back to Dan Yr Ogof.stephenbuda16/04/2022
Peak - 801.7m. Hike Stats: 22km; 7 hours; 1,045m ascent. Long looping hike including Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel and Picws Du.complicatedaussie12/03/2022
As part of ridgetop loopfreethehilltops12/09/2021
Part of a two day trip across the Black MountainLaurieIson2113/08/2021
Fan Brycheiniog circular walk on a beautiful sunny day.JazDisney31/05/2021
Circuit from Llyn Fan Fach car parkAjm031029/04/2021
Followed the Beacons Way & South Wales Traverse from Picws Dulboutside18/04/2021
On the way to the Marilyn.NormanW29/09/2020
From Glyntawe and then along the high level Beacons Way path. A superb cliff-edge walk on an extremely blustery but sunny day, taking in all the required tops of Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog Trig, Twr y Fan Foel, Fan Foel, Bannau Sir Gaer, and Waun Lefrith, returning via the cliff underface and its two sparkling llyns. Great walk!summitter19/09/2020
A spot of lunch sheltered in the round shelterToobuddy06/09/2020
Black Mountain Ridge Walksionbrit05/09/2020
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
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
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
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
DofE remote solo supervision. Bwlch Cerrig Duon - Fan Brycheiniog trig & hp - Fan Foel - down nose - Gwal y Cadno ruin - Llyn y Fan Fawr - wild camp in NW corner - west side traverse of llyn - return. Blue skies, good views, chilly overnight but the kids enjoyed itrichard6904/05/2019
On route to true summitN.Morters30/04/2019
M J O From the church car park along the top and then back under the escarpment.Martin6624/04/2019
Mountain CoachTracey17307/04/2019
Along the ridge from Fan Brycheiniog summit.Mariana Trench29/03/2019
See Fan Brycheiniog Marilyn walkJulieB31/12/2018
Solo. Terrible weather. Fidget08/10/2018
Long circular route from Llanddeusant YHAdc9615/09/2018
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
Crossing of the Carmathen Fan from A4069 to Glyntawe, while supervising the Explorers on the first day of their Queen's Scout Award qualifying expedition. Visited Garreg Lwyd, Foel Fraith, Garreg Las, Waun Lefrith, Picws Du, Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Hir. 23km with 1070m ascent 8h20m.silveracorn_alan12/04/2018
Blustery, squally winter's dayAJones09/02/2018
Circular hike following this route: Waun y Llwyn - Llethr y Llyn - Weirs - Waun Lefrith (660/677) - Cwar-du-bach - Cwardu-mawr - Picws Du- Bwlch Blaen-Twrch - Fan Foel - Fan Brycheiniog - Bwlch Giedd - Llyn y Fan Fawr - Gwal y Cadno - Gwely Ifan y RhiwC - Pant y Bwlch - Waun Sychlwch - Llethr y Llyn - Waun y Llyn. Parking: Llyn y Fan Fach car park, Llandeusant, SA19 9UNmanilena02/12/2017
Ascent from car park on road to Trecastle. Not easy to pick the path through the boggy sections at times but going improved with the climb.amarillo-oro-como28/08/2017
X-trails run, misty / low visibilityphilwhit19/08/2017
Parked 856223, off road space for 4/5 cars. Hot, sunny, calm and good views.iangalbraith08/07/2017
great day walking solocolinfielding25/05/2017
Parked at pub in Glyntawe, walked along ridge ridgeway (Fan Hir) - great viewsprcclarke09/04/2017
Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Twr Y Fan Foel, Fan Foel, Picws Du, Waun Lefrith, Disgwylfa, Carreg Gochkeithouk03/04/2017
From cairn - on to Fan Hir.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