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 (Twr y Fan Foel) at 802m (2632ft). Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (34th highest in Wales, 73rd highest in England & Wales). Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (43rd highest in Wales, 89th highest in England & Wales). Fan Brycheiniog (Twr y Fan Foel) is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (15th highest in Wales, 390th 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) (52nd Wales, 121st 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) (66th Wales, 169th 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 . . .

Approaching Fan Foel summit

Approaching Fan Foel summit

Photo: Georg Dite (9)

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (4)

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)

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

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

Photo: Michael England (10)

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Photo: Sue Lupton (2)

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Photo: Sue Lupton (1)

Looking South from Fan Hir

Looking South from Fan Hir

Photo: Georg Dite (1)

Glyntawe from Fan Hir

Glyntawe from Fan Hir

Photo: Michael England (2)

Fan Brycheiniog from Fan Foel summit cairn

Fan Brycheiniog from Fan Foel summit cairn

Photo: Michael England (6)

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (3)


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