Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - 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  -  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




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel) at 802m (2632ft). Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (34th highest in Wales, 76th highest in England & Wales) Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (43rd highest in Wales, 91st highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (15th highest in Wales, 390th highest in the UK). The summit of Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel) is marked by a cairn 300m NNE of the Trig Point..

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

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 (57th highest in Wales, 136th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Beacons Way, a 158km (98 miles) linear footpath connecting Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, with Llangadog in Carmarthenshire, England. The Beacons Way is waymarked by named posts with a mountains and river motif. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Beacons Way.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Brecon Beacons National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL12 Brecon Beacons National Park - Western & Central areas


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

160 Brecon Beacons


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

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Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (6)

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

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

Glyntawe from Fan Hir

Photo: Michael England (2)

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

Fan Hir summit

Photo: Michael England (3)

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Llyn y Fan Fach from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer)

Llyn y Fan Fach from Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer)

Photo: Michael England (10)

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (7)

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

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Bwlch Blaen Twrch

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Bwlch Blaen Twrch

Photo: Michael England (8)

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Fan Brycheiniog summit trig point

Fan Brycheiniog summit trig point

Photo: Michael England (4)

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

Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Michael England (5)

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

Looking South from Fan Hir

Photo: Georg Dite (1)

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Llyn y Fan Fach from Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) summit

Llyn y Fan Fach from Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) summit

Photo: Michael England (9)

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

Looking North from Fan Hir

Photo: Georg Dite (2)

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (4)

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

Fan Hir

Photo: Michael England (1)

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

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Fan Foel

Photo: Michael England (7)

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (5)

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

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Fan Brycheiniog from Fan Foel summit cairn

Fan Brycheiniog from Fan Foel summit cairn

Photo: Michael England (6)

Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant - Llyn y Fan Fach below the Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) crags from Fan Foel

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

Photo: John Dyason (2)


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