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

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) and a Wainwright (No. ). Fan Brycheiniog is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (43rd in Wales, 89th in England & Wales). Fan Brycheiniog is classified as a Marilyn (15th highest in Wales, 388th highest in the UK).

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

You will also reach the summit of Fan Hir, 760m (2494ft). Fan Hir is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (46th highest in Wales, 112th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Fan Hir is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (56th in Wales, 135th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), 749m (2458ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (53rd Wal, 122nd Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (64th Wal, 148th Eng & Wal); Black Mountain 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. - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (67th Wal, 170th Eng & Wal), a Welsh Nuttall (85th Wal, 212th Eng & Wal) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) 677m (2221ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (108th Wal, 263rd Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (6)

Black Mountain summit cairn

Black Mountain summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (4)

Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Michael England (5)

Ralph and our dog Switch enjoying the view of Llyn Y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Ralph and our dog Switch enjoying the view of Llyn Y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Anna Stickland (1)

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

The Snowdon Horseshoe from Glyder Fach - featuring in the mid-distance: Y Lliwedd (centre left), Crib Goch (centre right), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (far right)

Photo: Florence Belgravia (2)

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (4)

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) summit cairn

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) summit cairn

Photo: Michael England (11)

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (3)

On the Roman Road near Capel-y-ffin, Vale of Ewyas

On the Roman Road near Capel-y-ffin, Vale of Ewyas

Photo: Sue Lupton (3)

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)


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