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Pen y Gadair Fawr
800m (2626ft)

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

Photograph by Michael Owen

Pen y Gadair Fawr is classified as a:

  • Mountain (35th in Wal, 78th in Eng & Wales)
  • Nuttall (44th in Wal, 94th in Eng & Wales)

 


Pen y Gadair Fawr is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL13
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 161
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    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:

    Walk po129 The Grwyne Fechan Round

    Route Summary: - Nuadd-fawr, Llanbedr, Darren Fach, Pen Twyn Glas, Mynydd Llysiau, Pen Trumau, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr, Pen Twyn Mawr, Pen Gwyllt Meirch, Nantyrychain, Cwm Farm, Nuadd-fawr.

    Length: 19km (12 miles) | Ascent: 804m (2,637ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk po153 Pen Cerrig-calch and Waun Fach from Nuadd-fawr

    Route Summary: - Nuadd-fawr, Llanbedr, Table Mountain (Pen Cerrig-calch), Trwyn Ysgwrfa, Pen Cerrig-calch, Pen Allt-mawr, Pen Twyn Glas, Mynydd Llysiau, Pen Trumau, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr, Pen Twyn Mawr, Pen Gwyllt Meirch, Nantyrychain, Cwm Farm, Nuadd-fawr.

    Length: 21.5km (13½ miles) | Ascent: 968m (3,175ft) | Allow at least: 8hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard



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    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Pen y Gadair FawrFellow 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

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

    1. 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

    2. Waun Fach from the summit cairn on Pen y Gadair Fawr
    Photo: Sidney Jackson (13)

    Waun Fach from Pen y Gadair Fawr

    3. Waun Fach from Pen y Gadair Fawr
    Photo: Michael Owen (1)

    The summit of Pen y Gadair Fawr

    4. The summit of Pen y Gadair Fawr
    Photo: Paul Quinn (1)

    Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from Crug Mawr

    5. Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from Crug Mawr
    Photo: Sidney Jackson (2)

    Pen y Gadair Fawr from the Pen Twyn Mawr ridge

    6. Pen y Gadair Fawr from the Pen Twyn Mawr ridge
    Photo: Sidney Jackson (6)

    The Pen y Gadair Fawr ridge

    7. The Pen y Gadair Fawr ridge
    Photo: Sidney Jackson (12)


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