Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia

Wild moorland walk (can be difficult in mist)


Route outline for walk po118:

Blaen Llia Picnic Area  -  Fan Llia  -  Fan Dringarth  -  Cefn Perfedd  -  Craig Cwm-du  -  Rhos Dringarth  -  Craig Cerrig-gleisiad  -  Gorllwn  -  Fan Fawr  -  Ystradfellte Reservoir  -  Cwm Dringarth  -  Blaen Llia.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Fan Fawr at 734m (2409ft). Fan Fawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (55th highest in Wales, 134th highest in England & Wales) Fan Fawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (69th highest in Wales, 166th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (26th highest in Wales, 517th highest in the UK). Fan Fawr means 'Large Beacon' in Welsh and is pronounced 'van-vowr'. The summit of Fan Fawr is marked by a cairn. Fan Fawr's Ordnance Survey Trig Point lies some 500m SE of the summit.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Fan Llia at 632m (2074ft). Fan Llia is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (112th highest in Wales, 273rd highest in England & Wales) Fan Llia is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (154th highest in Wales, 369th highest in England & Wales). Fan Llia means 'Llia Beacon' in Welsh and is pronounced 'van-thlee-a'. The summit of Fan Llia is marked by a cairn.

You will also reach the summit of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad at 629m (2064ft). Craig Cerrig-gleisiad is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (117th highest in Wales, 278th highest in England & Wales) Craig Cerrig-gleisiad is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (161st highest in Wales, 377th highest in England & Wales). Craig Cerrig-gleisiad means 'Blue Stone Rock' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kryg-kerig-gl-ay-si-ad'. The summit of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad is marked by a cairn.

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 po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia

In no particular order . . .

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Ystradfellte Reservoir

Ystradfellte Reservoir

Photo: Jon Norbury (12)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - On the Beacons Way above Glyn Tarell near Craig y Fro on the lower slopes of Fan Fawr

On the Beacons Way above Glyn Tarell near Craig y Fro on the lower slopes of Fan Fawr

Photo: Laurie Parker (1)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Temperature Inversion on Fan Fawr

Temperature Inversion on Fan Fawr

Photo: Gareth Jones (1)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Ystradfellte Reservoir from Fan Fawr with Fan Llia rising beyond

Ystradfellte Reservoir from Fan Fawr with Fan Llia rising beyond

Photo: Jon Norbury (11)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - The tiny cairn on the summit of Fan Dringarth

The tiny cairn on the summit of Fan Dringarth

Photo: Jon Norbury (4)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Craig Cerrig-gleisiad summit cairn

Craig Cerrig-gleisiad summit cairn

Photo: Jon Norbury (6)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Pen y Fan (left) and Corn Du from the top of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

Pen y Fan (left) and Corn Du from the top of Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

Photo: Angela Magee (1)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Sheepfold/ruin on Gorllwn onthe way to Fan Fawr

Sheepfold/ruin on Gorllwn onthe way to Fan Fawr

Photo: Jon Norbury (7)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - The tiny cairn marking the true summit of Fan Llia

The tiny cairn marking the true summit of Fan Llia

Photo: Jon Norbury (3)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Fan Fawr cairn and trig point

Fan Fawr cairn and trig point

Photo: Jon Norbury (10)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Ystradfellte Reservoir with Fan Llia beyond

Ystradfellte Reservoir with Fan Llia beyond

Photo: Jon Norbury (13)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - The footbridge over Afon Llia at Blaen Llia Picnic Area

The footbridge over Afon Llia at Blaen Llia Picnic Area

Photo: Jon Norbury (1)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Fan Fawr summit cairn

Fan Fawr summit cairn

Photo: Jon Norbury (8)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - The large cairn near the summit of Fan Llia

The large cairn near the summit of Fan Llia

Photo: Jon Norbury (2)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Craig Cwm

Craig Cwm

Photo: David Cartwright (3)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Fan Fawr trig point

Fan Fawr trig point

Photo: Jon Norbury (9)

Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia - Fan Fawr and Ystradfellte Reservoir from the upper slopes of Cwm Dringarth

Fan Fawr and Ystradfellte Reservoir from the upper slopes of Cwm Dringarth

Photo: Jon Norbury (14)


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