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

Superb ridge walk


Route outline for walk po114:

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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Fan Brycheiniog at 802m (2632ft). Fan Brycheiniog is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (34th highest in Wales, 73rd highest in England & Wales). Fan Brycheiniog is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (43rd highest in Wales, 89th highest in England & Wales). Fan Brycheiniog is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (15th highest in Wales, 388th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Fan Foel at 780m (2559ft). Fan Foel is the highest point in the county of Carmarthanshire.

Fan Foel is known as a Bridget.

You will also reach the summit of Fan Hir at 760m (2494ft). Fan Hir is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (46th highest in Wales, 112th highest in England & Wales). Fan Hir is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (56th highest in Wales, 135th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) at 749m (2458ft). Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (53rd Wales, 122nd Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (64th highest in Wales, 148th highest in England & Wales) ; Black Mountain at 703m (2307ft). Black Mountain straddles the border between England and Wales. Although the actual summit of Black Mountain is in the welsh county of Powys by a couple of metres, the upper NW slope of Black Mountain is the highest point in the english county of Herefordshire.

Black Mountain is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (67th Wales, 170th Eng & Wal), a Welsh Nuttall (85th highest in Wales, 212th highest in England & Wales) ; Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) at 677m (2221ft). Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) is known as a Welsh Nuttall (108th highest in Wales, 263rd highest in England & Wales).

This walk 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)


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

In no particular order . . .

Glyntawe from Fan Hir

Glyntawe from Fan Hir

Photo: Michael England (2)

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

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

Photo: John Dyason (1)

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (4)

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Bwlch Blaen Twrch

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Bwlch Blaen Twrch

Photo: Michael England (8)

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Photo: Sue Lupton (2)

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

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

Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Michael England (5)

Approaching Fan Foel summit

Approaching Fan Foel summit

Photo: Georg Dite (9)

Fan Foel

Fan Foel

Photo: Georg Dite (8)

On top of Fan Hir in the Brecon Beacons, looking across to Fan Gyhirych in the foreground and the central Beacons in the distance.

On top of Fan Hir in the Brecon Beacons, looking across to Fan Gyhirych in the foreground and the central Beacons in the distance.

Photo: Alexis Dimyan (1)


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