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Pen y Gadair Fawr
800m (2626ft)

The Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales

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35th highest in Wales,
78th in England & Wales

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44th highest in Wales,
94th in England & Wales

Walk Pen y Gadair Fawr walking UK Mountains in The Black Mountains The Brecon Beacons National Park Powys    Wales

Pen y Gadair Fawr Summit

Photo: Michael Owen





Pen y Gadair Fawr is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL13
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 161
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Pen y Gadair Fawr is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:



You can walk to the top of Pen y Gadair Fawr by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:




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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Pen y Gadair Fawr Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Pen y Gadair Fawr

Dale Tyler walked up Pen y Gadair Fawr on August 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] 6th peak on the Waun Fach horseshoe from Cwmdu to Crickhowell [weather] Mostly glorious, two short sharp showers at the beginning of the walk-enough convince me to reproof my jacket! - 19 mile walk followed by a well deserved pint and meal in Crickhowell. Sticky toffee pudding, mmmmm!

Robert Shaw climbed Pen y Gadair Fawr on May 13th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Llanthony whilst doing the Black Mountain Challenge. [with] Alcester Gents Sports Club [weather] Wet and misty

Glenn Radford bagged Pen y Gadair Fawr on October 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] walk po105 [with] William [weather] Mist Cloud low AM Clear windy PM

Alan Smith hiked Pen y Gadair Fawr on July 2nd, 2015 [with] Barry

Christina Lander summited Pen y Gadair Fawr on March 10th, 2015 [from/via/route] Pen Carrig-calch - Pen Allt-mawr - Pen Twyn Glas - Mynydd Llysiau - Pen Trumau - Waun Fach - Pen y Gadair Fawr - Pen Twyn Mawr [with] Dick [weather] Beautiful day, warm & sunny

Tim Buckley conquered Pen y Gadair Fawr on September 28th, 2014 [from/via/route] po 153 from Neuadd Fawr just north of Llanbedr [with] Solo walk, set off 8.30 am arrived here at 1.21pm [weather] Hot and clear, views to the distance - Pen Y Fan etc........ - Better top than Waun Fach, only 11m lower. It looks far more impressive from across the valley - not unlike Pen Y Fan and Corn Ddu

Wyn Griffiths scaled Pen y Gadair Fawr on March 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Neuadd Fawr via Pen Twyn Glas & Mynydd LLysiau [with] Me [weather] Dry, but cold on hills. Caught sun on face

David Lane walked up Pen y Gadair Fawr on August 15th, 2008 [from/via/route] The Pony Track [with] Kelly [weather] A dry, warm day - We walked this route again on 5th December, 2012, at which time there was snow on the upper reaches of the mountain, he weather was cold, clear, with fabulous blue skies.

Iain Jones climbed Pen y Gadair Fawr on November 10th, 2012 [from/via/route] The Castle Inn, Pengenffordd

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pen y Gadair Fawr

*Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from the Pen Twyn Mawr ridge

*Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from the Pen Twyn Mawr ridge

Photo: Sidney Jackson (7)

Descending in to the Grwyne Fawr Valley from Pen y Gadair Fawr in The Black Mountains

Descending in to the Grwyne Fawr Valley from Pen y Gadair Fawr in The Black Mountains

Photo: Rosemary Janes (1)

Waun Fach from the summit cairn on Pen y Gadair Fawr

Waun Fach from the summit cairn on Pen y Gadair Fawr

Photo: Sidney Jackson (13)

The summit of Pen y Gadair Fawr

The summit of Pen y Gadair Fawr

Photo: Paul Quinn (1)

Pen y Gadair Fawr from the Pen Twyn Mawr ridge

Pen y Gadair Fawr from the Pen Twyn Mawr ridge

Photo: Sidney Jackson (6)

Waun Fach from Pen y Gadair Fawr

Waun Fach from Pen y Gadair Fawr

Photo: Michael Owen (1)

Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from Crug Mawr

Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from Crug Mawr

Photo: Sidney Jackson (2)

*270° Panorama featuring Pengenfford, Pen Trumau, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr, Pen Twyn Mawr, Crug Mawr and the The Grwyne Fechan valley from Mynydd Llysiau

*270° Panorama featuring Pengenfford, Pen Trumau, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr, Pen Twyn Mawr, Crug Mawr and the The Grwyne Fechan valley from Mynydd Llysiau

Photo: Jon Rimmer (7)

The Pen y Gadair Fawr ridge

The Pen y Gadair Fawr ridge

Photo: Sidney Jackson (12)


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