Walk po123 Black Mountain, Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Garreg Las from Glyntawe

Simply magnificent


Route outline for walk po123:

Glyntawe  -  Afon Tawe  -  Ty Hendrey  -  Allt Fach  -  Fan Fechan  -  Fan Hir  -  Bwlch Giedd  -  The Beacons Way  -  Fan Brycheiniog  -  Twr y Fan Foel  -  Fan Foel  -  Tro'r 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)  -  Afon Mihartfach  -  Carreg yr Ogof  -  Garreg Las (Twyn Swnd)  -  Pen Rhiw-goch  -  Twrch Fechan  -  Cwterydd Blaen-Twrch Fechag  -  Esgair Ddu  -  Carnau Nant-Menyn  -  Nant Lluestau  -  Afon Twrch  -  Afon Giedd  -  Pwll y Cig  -  Waun Fignen Felen  -  Disgwylfa  -  Twynwalter  -  Twyn Spratt  -  Afon Haffes  -  Dan-yr-Ogog Campsite and Showcaves  -  Glyntawe.



Twynwalter means

The summit of Twynwalter is marked by marked by a small cairn.


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
2
Bridgets

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) (53rd Wales, 122nd Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (64th highest in Wales, 148th 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) ; Garreg Las (Twyn Swnd) at 635m (2084ft). Garreg Las (Twyn Swnd) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (110th Wales, 267th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (152nd highest in Wales, 362nd highest in England & Wales) ; Twynwalter at 509m (1670ft). Twynwalter is known as a Bridget. ; Esgair Ddu at 464m (1522ft). .

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 po123 Black Mountain, Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Garreg Las from Glyntawe

In no particular order . . .

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Fan Foel

Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) from Fan Foel

Photo: Michael England (7)

Fan Hir

Fan Hir

Photo: Michael England (1)

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)

Crossing Twrch Fechan

Crossing Twrch Fechan

Photo: Michael England (14)

Fan Foel

Fan Foel

Photo: Georg Dite (8)

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)

Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

Fan Foel from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Michael England (5)

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (3)

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)

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)


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