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Fan Foel
780m (2559ft)

Walk Fan Foel walking UK Mountains in The Brecon Beacons Area The Brecon Beacons National Park Carmarthenshire Powys   Wales
Fan Foel Summit

Photograph by Michael England

Fan Foel is the highest point in the county of Carmarthanshire.

Fan Foel is classified as a:

 


Fan Foel is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL12
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 160
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    You can walk to the top of Fan Foel by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk po179 Black Mountain - Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant

    Route Summary: - Car Park SE of Llanddeusant, Nant Melyn, Sychnant, Disgwylfa, Cefn Disgwylfa, Tro'r Fan Foel, Fan Foel, The Beacons Way, Twr y Fan Foel, Black Mountain, Bwlch Blaen Twrch, Pant y Bwlch, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), Glastir y Picws, Cwar Du Mawr, Cwar Du Bach, Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer), Llyn y Fan Fach, Llethr y Llyn, Waun y Llyn, Nant Coch, Car Park SE of Llanddeusant.

    Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 649m (ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk po114 Black Mountain - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant

    Route Summary: - Car Park SE of Llanddeusant, Nant Melyn, Sychnant, Disgwylfa, Cefn Disgwylfa, Tro'r Fan Foel, Fan Foel, The Beacons Way, Twr y Fan Foel, Fan Brycheiniog, Black Mountain, Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Twr y Fan Foel, Fan Foel, Bwlch Blaen Twrch, Pant y Bwlch, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), Glastir y Picws, Cwar Du Mawr, Cwar Du Bach, Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer), Llyn y Fan Fach, Llethr y Llyn, Waun y Llyn, Nant Coch, Car Park SE of Llanddeusant.

    Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 888m (ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk po123 Black Mountain, Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Garreg Las from Glyntawe

    Route Summary: - Glyntawe, Afon Tawe, Ty Hendrey, Allt Fach, Fan Fechan, Fan Hir, Bwlch Giedd, The Beacons Way, Fan Brycheiniog, Twr y Fan Foel, Fan Foel, Tro'r Fan Foel, Bwlch Blaen Twrch, Pant y Bwlch, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), Glastir y Picws, Cwar Du Mawr, Cwar Du Bach, Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer), Afon Mihartfach, Carreg yr Ogof, Garreg Las (Twyn Swnd), Pen Rhiw-goch, Twrch Fechan, Cwterydd Blaen-Twrch Fechag, Esgair Ddu, Carnau Nant-Menyn, Nant Lluestau, Afon Twrch, Afon Giedd, Pwll y Cig, Waun Fignen Felen, Disgwylfa, Twynwalter, Twyn Spratt, Afon Haffes, Dan-yr-Ogog Campsite and Showcaves, Glyntawe.

    Length: 24km (15 miles) | Ascent: 1119m (ft) | Allow at least: 9¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Fan Foel, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.


    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Fan FoelFellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Fan Foel

    Steve Gilmore walked up Fan Foel on May 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Llandeusant [with] Mark Gilmour & Steve Taylor

    Richard Penney climbed Fan Foel on April 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] Dan yr Ogof

    To add (or remove) your name and experiences on this page - Log On and edit your Personal Mountain Bagging Record




    More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Fan Foel

    Carmarthen Fan - Fan Foel and Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) with Llyn y Fan Fach below from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer)

    1. Carmarthen Fan - Fan Foel and Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) with Llyn y Fan Fach below from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer)
    Photo: Florence Belgravia (1)

    Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

    2. Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog
    Photo: Michael England (5)

    Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Fan Foel

    3. Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Fan Foel
    Photo: Michael England (7)

    Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Fan Foel in the snow from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer)

    4. Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Fan Foel in the snow from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer)
    Photo: John Dyason (1)

    Llyn y Fan Fach below the Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) crags from Fan Foel

    5. Llyn y Fan Fach below the Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) crags from Fan Foel
    Photo: John Dyason (2)

    Fan Foel

    6. Fan Foel
    Photo: Georg Dite (8)

    Approaching Fan Foel summit

    7. Approaching Fan Foel summit
    Photo: Georg Dite (9)


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