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Fan y Big
719m (2359ft)

The Brecon Beacons Area, The Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales

Fan y Big was removed from the list of Welsh Hewitts (Welsh Mountains) due to insufficient prominence - August, 2018


Record Fan y Big as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered




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78th highest in Wales,
187th in England & Wales

Fan y Big is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL12
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 160
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Fan y Big is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Fan y Big Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Fan y Big

Kimberley Gratton walked up on July 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Horseshoe Trail - Mountain Mist

Mary Norris has climbed [from/via/route] Walk po131, starting from Blaen y Glyn carpark. [with] Sue Davies and Betsie! [weather] Dry, warm and sunny though cool in places. - Fab walk, worth the effort to get to the diving-board!

Andrew Joss bagged on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Pont Ar Daf car park [with] Barbara, Pip, Mick & Benson [weather] Dull then sunny

Lucy Perchard hiked on August 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Neuadd Reservoir [with] Mum, Dad and Tony [weather] Overcast and windy; Cribyn, Pen Y Fan and Corn Du in cloud so decided to save them for another day

Dianne Graham summited on June 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Upper Car Park near Talybont reservoir [with] Kieran [weather] Mixed. Low cloud, touch of rain.. sun peeking out

Robert Shaw conquered on May 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Classic horseshoe walk [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear

Rachael Tyler scaled on April 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] Neuadd reservoir [with] Husband [weather] Cloudy at first but glorious by 11 - Fantastic day out shared with the squaddies. Hard slog but well worth it and glad we weren't wearing packs like the lads. A lovely horseshoe / ridge walk.

Paul Macey walked up on June 4th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Brecon

Iain Jones climbed on January 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Cwmgwdi - 25 April 2015 - walked from Neuadd Reservoir

Christina Lander bagged on March 26th, 2014 [from/via/route] Upper Neuadd Reservoir - Craig Fan Ddu - Corn Du - Pen y Fan - Cribyn - Fan y Big - Upper Neuadd Reservoir [with] Dick & Suzanne [weather] Overcast but dry - First time of doing horseshoe walk from Neuadd Reservoir

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Fan y Big

Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Craig Cwm Cynwyn, Cribyn, Craig Cwm Sere, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Fan y Big

Photo: Jane Thomas (2)

The obligatory diving board photo on Fan y Big with Cribyn beyond

The obligatory diving board photo on Fan y Big with Cribyn beyond

Photo: Alex Oldridge (4)

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Photo: David Thompson (2)

Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).

Me striding out across Craig Cwmoergwm with Corn Du (centre - distance), Pen y Fan, Cribyn amd Fan y Big (far right).

Photo: Steph Burton (2)

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Cribyn with Pen Y Fan beyond from Fan y Big

Photo: Paul Holroyd (28)

On the summit of Fan y Big

On the summit of Fan y Big

Photo: Jane Thomas (1)

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Cribyn (left) and Fan y Big from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Paul Holroyd (34)

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Cefn Cyff

Photo: David Thompson (3)

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Fan y Big, Cribyn and Pen y Fan from Brecon

Photo: David Thompson (1)

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Craig Cwareli

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Craig Cwareli

Photo: Alex Oldridge (6)


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