Name:Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel
Hill number:5603
Height:802.5m / 2633ft
SMC/RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
Topographical area:WS01 Brycheiniog-betws
Catchment:Triples, Catchment Boundaries, Tawe, Usk, Towy
Watershed:Swansea Bay, Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Carmarthen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Grid ref:SN 82437 22065
Summit feature:cairn
Col:379m  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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From Fan Hir, on to Picws Du next.Grinner22/06/2024
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
From road at 856223 followed marked track. Too many tracks. Kept north of marked route, maintaining height. Llyn y Fan Fawr tarn made the day with it's lofty companion for a backdrop. Bring your cossy, one feller swinmming. Made up the paved steps to Bwlch Giedd. Easy climb on to the trig and cairn. Great bag. With Tiárnan.Pete West02/06/2023
Parked at tafarn y gareg, across the road through beautiful path across footbridge, steep path up to ridge then follow ridge all the way to stone hut at summit of fan brecheinog then to twr y fan foel, down steepish path here back to ground level and follow path SE to Llyn y fan fawr, very long and rough path back to start with a couple of pretty waterfalls along the way, 5.5 hoursTribal2er30/05/2023
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
walking the black mountaindavert12321/10/2022
Back again, just to make sure!BaggerGutt31/08/2022
Bright and early Dusty knocked on my car window, road chill to the east at 5.45am.Nice Sunday morning but blowy. Second highest hill in this final Welsh Marilyn session over last 18 days. Three left!!vegibagger19/06/2022
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 - 802.5m. Hike Stats: 22km; 7 hours; 1,045m ascent. Long looping hike including Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel and Picws Du.complicatedaussie12/03/2022
Solo, from the top of the road to the East.amswanston22/12/2021
RMC SheilaS09/10/2021
from Glyntawe via Fan Hir. Then back to Bwlch and by intermittent track E to road and S to Glentawe.IanHHill07/10/2021
As part of ridgetop loop from Tafarn y Garregfreethehilltops12/09/2021
Part of a two day trip across the Black Mountain. Parked in lay-by on minor road to the east of Fan Brycheiniog. Walked along the ridge then dropped down to Afon Twrch to camp. Day two walked up to Garret Las and followed the Beacons way back to car.LaurieIson2113/08/2021
DBR recce.MGT6705/06/2021
Parked by the minor road to the E, walked up to the ridge from the small lake and then descended from Fan Foel. Clouds and strong wind on top. With Pete.paulhilder03/06/2021
Fan Brycheiniog circular walk on a beautiful sunny day.JazDisney31/05/2021
Circuit from Llyn Fan Fach car parkAjm031029/04/2021
From the East, over the trig Hill, then on the way back also bagged Fan Hir. Wonderful conditions.NormanW29/09/2020
With Cheryl.MGT6720/09/2020
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
Passed this one in heavy rainToobuddy06/09/2020
Black Mountain Ridge Walksionbrit05/09/2020
From high point on minor road past former top and trig to summit where I met fellow bagger from Cymbran.lordtonult01/09/2020
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
Fan Foel horseshoejmistry8622/02/2020
1/6 After sleeping in van at Blaenau car park. Total clag on top, quite windy (storm on way). Did c-clockwise circuit. Rounsfell08/02/2020
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 9UNmanilena18/01/2020
Fan Fawr from along the ridgeStevooo28/12/2019
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
Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foelfellowsa21/09/2019
From A 4067 by the Gwyn Arms SN 84637 16603, Via Fan Hir,then onto, Picws Du, Waun Lafrith, Garreg Las.Westdenewalker22/07/2019
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
From Bannau Sir Gaer. Descended to cross the stream, then up the steep laid path onto Fan Foel and around the plateau edge to the summit. Onwards to Fan Hir. Solo.Man of Kernow107/07/2019
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
Bwlch Cerrig Duon > Llyn y Fan Fawr > Bwlch Giedd > Fan Hir > Fan Brycheiniog (trig point & cairn) > Bwlch Blaen-Twrch > Picws Du > Waun Lefrith (and back).Winterfloodian05/05/2019
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
From parking at the high point to the east. Easy going with final steep pull from lake. Both trig and cairn visited. Glorious sunshine, magnificent views. So nice drove round to Pen y Fan and Fan FawrN.Morters30/04/2019
MJO. Parked at church. ,Initial steep climb, then path all the way to summit. Return by route underneath the escarpment. Hot and humid.Martin6622/04/2019